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AC Milan to rival Spurs and Newcastle in €60m Botman transfer

AC Milan are ready to rival Premier League sides Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United in a bidding war for Lille star Sven Botman. 

The Serie A league leaders are ready to rival both clubs in a bidding war for the 22-year-old, despite the well advertised abundance of wealth entrenched in both of the Premier League sides respective transfer budgets.

According to Italian outlet Calcio Mercato, they are ready to offer between €50 to €60m for his signature in a double deal which would also bring Renato Sanches to Italy as they look to offset the loss of midfield dynamo Franck Kessie when his contract expires in the summer.

Botman starred in Lille’s title winning side last season and has been an impressive figure during this campaign too.

Tottenham and Newcastle have both been linked with moves for the Dutch defender in the summer, with Newcastle having already made their intentions of upgrading their defence crystal clear with how aggressive they were pursuing defensive reinforcements during the January transfer window.

This isn’t to say Spurs will not also be aggressive in the summer though, recent performances have made it abundantly clear how desperately needed reinforcements are at the back.

One thing which could be a deciding factor is the final position of all the clubs this season, and consequently what competitions they are in next season.

Milan look likely to finish inside the Champions League spots even if they fail to win a first Serie A title in 11 years, so this could be vital in swaying Botman towards Milan ahead of Newcastle or North London.

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