Italian website transfermarketweb has reported today that according to latest reports, Italian international right and left back Mattia De Sciglio (21) is more and more of weighing up the chance to leave AC Milan after the end of the ongoing season. Currently on a deal with Rossoneri until June 2016, the player is tracked by Arsenal, Real Madrid and Manchester United, and might leave on an about 14.5 million euros.
De Sciglio is a right-footed full-back, who can play comfortably also on the left side. Former Milan player Alberigo Evani, who coached him during the 2007–08 season,described De Sciglio as “a fast runner, with good technique” and “a versatile footballer”
According to reports, Arsenal are in the market to replace ageing Bakary Sagna and see De Sciglio as perfect replacement to the Frenchman. 30 year old Sagna joined Gunners from French club Auxerre in 2007 and has given seven years of excellent service to the club as first choice right back.
However, the contract of Sagna is set to expire at the end of the current season and the Arsenal management is reluctant to hand him a two year extension which is the basic demand of the Frenchman.
De Sciglio joined Milan as a youngster and went on to make his professional debut in 2011. By the end of following season he had become a regular in the line-up, being able to play on both sides of the field.
Internationally, De Sciglio has been capped nine times by Italy since making his debut in March 2013. He was part of the squad that finished third at the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup.
Reports emerged last month that the Spanish giants Real Madrid are also interested in this talented youngster. Tuttosport claim Los Blancos will offer €18m for the 21-year-old, who appeared for Italy against Spain in the recent friendly between the sides.
De Sciglio would act as a replacement for Fabio Coentrao, who is still widely expected to leave Santiago Bernabeu at the end of the season.
Milan are currently out of the Champions League reckoning in Serie A and were eliminated from this year’s competition by Atletico Madrid.
Carlo Ancelotti could then tempt his former club into cashing in on the player, who has made nine appearances for the Azzurri.
Another English giants, Manchester United have also linked with the move for De Sciglio in the past. With David Moyes expected to be handed a significant transfer kitty in the summer, it seems De Sciglio is on his radar.
Mattia De Sciglio is an important member of Milan side. Milan director Barbara Berlusconi is expected to make complete overhaul of this Milan squad in the summer and may allow this talented youngster to leave in order to generate some much needed funds. However, it will be too early to predict the future destination of the Italian at this point of time.