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AC Milan are reportedly close to signing Schalke defender Malick Thiaw.

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AC Milan are reportedly close to signing Schalke defender Malick Thiaw. The deal will be permanent rather than an expected loan deal.

This shows the confidence of Italian giants in the young defender. The reports have also claimed he will be one for the future.

AC MILAN AND MALICK THIAW TRANSFER SAGA FULL STORY

According to reports, AC Milan are now set to complete the signing of Malick Thiaw from Schalke. However, the deal will not be a loan deal as claimed in early reports. But, the deal will be a permanent signing by the Italian giants. This clearly indicates a major show of faith in the talent of the defender. The defender also was linked with a move to Celtic.

However, the Scottish giants decided not to pursue the deal further. Hence, they ended up signing Moritz Jenz on loan from Lorient. Thiaw has been tipped for a big future. The defender has already made more than 60 first-team appearances for Schalke. This means Milan are getting a talented, young, and experienced defender to develop further.

THE ITALIAN GIANTS ARE ALSO FOCUSING ON MORE INCOMINGS IN THE LAST DAYS OF THE TRANSFER WINDOW

The report also claims that Malic Thiaw will not be the last signing of this transfer window. AC Milan are also focusing on signing a new midfielder. The report claims that the club are trying to complete a deal for Wolfsburg midfielder Aster Vranckx. They see him as the primary target in the midfield department in the transfer window.

The reports also indicate that many agents are offering their midfielder clients to the Italian club. However, AC Milan are going for the signing of the Wolfsburg midfielder. The negotiations have proceeded very quickly. However, both sides have not come to a full agreement. Although, there is optimism that the deal will be concluded very quickly.

The deal is reportedly going to be a one-year loan deal with the option to buy next season. The deal is a loan deal because AC Milan are working on a tight budget. Hence, the club needs to make a deal that also makes sense financially. Malick Thiaw has already agreed on personal terms with the Serie A side.

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