AC Milan defender Mattia De Sciglio would only consider leaving the Rossoneri for Serie A champions Juventus.
Liverpool target Mattia De Sciglio has reportedly communicated to his representatives and employers AC Milan, that he would only consider leaving his boyhood club for Juventus, according to a report in Football Italia. The website has provided Italian publication calciomercato as their source. The report says that Silvio Berlusconi’s attempts to sell AC Milan to a Chinese consortium repeatedly ran into trouble, which is forcing manager Vincenzo Montella’s hand, who has to now move a few players off his books to fund incoming transfers.
The Italian has been on the radar of a host of top European clubs and has recently been linked with a £16m move to Liverpool. According to calciomercato’s report, however, the 23-year-old has his heart set on a move to Turin and would only consider leaving AC Milan for Juventus. The report also states that the player has already turned down offers from Liverpool and Napoli in the hope that his former mentor Allegri is interested in his services.
De Sciglio seems to have found his form after two seasons of struggle with AC Milan and has been heavily sought-after by the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid, Liverpool and Bayern Munich among other top clubs after his performance in Euro 2016. Liverpool were supposedly the favourites to land him with Barcelona already signing Lucas Digne, Bayern Munich confirming that they are not looking to add any more players and Real Madrid seemingly shifting their focus on strengthening their midfield.
The recent reports from Italy, however, will surely dent Jurgen Klopp’s hopes of finding a solution to his defensive crisis which was again highlighted in the 2-1 friendly defeat to Roma in the preseason. The German would now have to look for other potential targets since De Sciglio seems to have set his sights on being a Bianconeri, completing a reunion with the manager who gave him his break at AC Milan, Massimiliano Allegri.