Milan target Amadou Diawara from Napoli to boost their midfield options.
According to a report from Calciomercato, AC Milan will look to sign Napoli midfielder Amadou Diawara.
The Guinea international was signed by Napoli in August 2016 from Bologna for a fee of 14.5 million euros. The 21-year-old has a contract until 2021 with the club.
During his time with Napoli, the 21-year-old made 74 appearances.
The 21-year-old is considered to be one of the best midfielders in Guinea. As a member of Guinea national football team, Diawara won 3 caps.
His performances have seen him become the target of many European clubs including Milan.
The AC Milan manager has been impressed by his performances this season and could make a move this summer.
Milan are in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.
Amadou Diawara can play multiple positions in midfield.
According to Calciomercato, “Milan are hoping to sign Amadou Diawara from Napoli this summer after missing out on the Guinean midfielder this January. After completing the deals for Paquetà and Krzysztof Piatek, Leonardo picked up the phone to launch the assault on Amadou Diawara, the Napoli midfielder who found little space in Ancelotti’s side this season and has been frustrated with his lack of minutes. It is said that Milan pressed for the transfer in January but Napoli were reluctant to do business as they had sent Marko Rog on loan to Sevilla and recently waved goodbye to club captain Marek Hasmik a few days later. However, in June the scenario can change, Ancelotti has asked for reinforcements in the middle, and it is believed Diawara can make way to create space for the region of around 30/35 million.”
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Napoli are not in a position where they need to sell and would like to keep hold of the midfielder, but right offer may force the club to consider a deal.
Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Milan.
How strong that interest is and whether AC Milan will make a move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.