To be able to compete at a higher level, Paolo Maldini, Frederic Massara and the scouting department of AC Milan will have to keep an eye on important and interesting talented players to strengthen the squad depth. One of the important positions that could do with some polishing is the centre-back. In the summer, the club directors will surely try to sign someone there (with reports claiming that the management being close to signing Lille's Sven Botman).
Calciomercato.com today point out that the Rossoneri also have another central defender in mind who has been playing well in the Serie A this season.
The player in question is Nicolo Casale who is a 24-year-old Italian, reportedly ready to make the leap in quality and play for a more ambitious team.
The defender who has appeared in 26 league games and registered an assist to his name this term, has a contract which is valid until June 2026.
AC Milan are reportedly interested in him but Lazio are also keen, as per the same source. The Rome-based club, though, are the ones who push the most to sign him. The Biancocelesti have been keeping an eye on his progress for a while now. The Rossoneri are informed on the situation with no movements on this front so far. The Laziali want to move early and secure his signing in view of the summer, concludes the report.