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Sport Kristoffer Ajer transfer claim as AC Milan chief Paolo Maldini breaks silence on chase for Celtic star

02:30  22 september  2020
02:30  22 september  2020 Source:   msn.com

Kristoffer Ajer transfer latest as AC Milan plan £14m 'loan-to-buy' bid for Celtic star

  Kristoffer Ajer transfer latest as AC Milan plan £14m 'loan-to-buy' bid for Celtic star The Celtic centre back has been subject of interest from Milan for a while and they could make a move as early as next week.The Italian giants have been linked with a move for the Norwegian centre half all summer and they are now set to make their interest official.

According to The Scottish Sun, new AC Milan boss Ralf Rangnick wants to bring Celtic ’s Kristoffer Ajer to the San Siro this summer. It’s claimed that Rangnick wants a centre back, and thinks that the £40million price tag on RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano – a player he knows from the Red Bull

PAOLO MALDINI has confirmed Kristoffer Ajer IS on AC Milan 's radar. But the San Siro chief Mlan technical director Maldini has confirmed Celtic star Ajer is on radarCredit: Getty Images - Getty. Italian giants Milan are long-term admirers of Ajer , who has less than two years left on his Celtic deal.

AC Milan technical director Paolo Maldini claims the Serie A giants are not currently working on a deal to sign Kristoffer Ajer.

Milan are hunting for a centre-back and Record Sport told on Sunday the Celtic star is regarded as a back-up option.

Alessio Romagnoli and Mateo Musacchio are both out injured for the Rossoneri and Maldini admits the club's need is urgent.

However, he insists there's no negotiations presently taking place over Ajer, nor top target Nikola Milenković.

Paolo Maldini confirms AC Milan's interest in Kris Ajer

  Paolo Maldini confirms AC Milan's interest in Kris Ajer AC Milan technical director, and Italian football legend, Paolo Maldini has confirmed that they are interested in signing Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer. In an interview with Sky Italia, the 52-year-old revealed that the Serie A giants are looking at the possibility of signing Ajer as they look for defensive reinforcements. Maldini said: “Our biggest need is a central defender. We were not asked to finish in the top four, but to try. Milenkovic and Ajer? They could be among the names evaluated, but they are not the ones we are working on.” Whilst not a concrete declaration of offers on the horizon, it certainly acts as a name drop of interest in the Celtic man.

Celtic "don't want to sell" Kristoffer Ajer says manager Neil Lennon amid reports of interest from AC Milan . Celtic moved top of the table on goals scored after overcoming Livingston, with Greg Taylor setting up their second goal and overcoming a knock to see out the match.

AC Milan are expected to have a busy summer and speculation continues to build over who could However, it appears as though Paolo Maldini is working hard behind the scenes ahead of being It’s claimed that Sensi will earn €1.8m-a-season over three years, although an agreement will have to be

The 52-year-old suggested there are also other options on the table as the club look to build a squad capable of ending a long Champions League absence.

Maldini told Sky Italia: "As a manager there is always room to learn and improve. The proclamations have been talking about Champions for many years but we haven’t been there for seven years.

Paolo Maldini standing in front of a building © Getty Images

“Last year something different was created, now we must see the fruits. We were asked to try for Champions. There are better equipped teams but we do not set ourselves limits.

“We have an idea of ​​how to build the team. We also look at the budget and the amount of wages. We are consistent with what we did last year. We still have two qualifying rounds of the Europa League.

“The biggest need is the central defender. Are we focusing on Ajer and Milenkovic? There are others too, they are not the names we are working on. We are calm in midfield with (Sandro) Tonali.”

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  Kristoffer Ajer Celtic transfer signal as Matija Nastasic claim fits Milan chief's signing tease Technical director Paolo Maldini has this week spoken openly about the Serie A club's search for a centre-back. The Serie A heavyweights are actively chasing a centre-back and have Celtic star Kristoffer Ajer on their list of options.

Breaking news headlines about Celtic Transfer News, linking to 1,000s of sources around the world, on NewsNow: the one-stop shop for breaking news. Celtic transfer latest as Ben Davies chase heats up and Omar Colley has fresh option to ponder Daily Record15:54 13-Sep-20.

Reports claim Italy want Maldini to take up a backroom role but could have trouble convincing him to take it. And it could soon get even better for Italy fans, with Ancelotti’s former AC Milan captain Maldini also wanted Spurs stars on transfer list and their price tags including Aurier and Ndombele.


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Neil Lennon Celtic press conference in full as he provides unwavering transfer promise .
The Premiership champions face a do-or-die playoff round clash away to Sarajevo as they look to book their place in the group stage for a third consecutive season. Rangers boss Steven Gerrard conceded his budget may depend on his side getting past Galatasaray at Ibrox on Thursday. Odsonne Edouard, Kris Ajer and Olivier Ntcham are being watched by clubs across Europe and late bids could materialise if the Hoops come up short. But Lennon offered a defiant response when asked if Celtic were like their city rivals in that their transfer budget rests on qualification.

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