AC Milan demand €30-35 million to sell Malick Thiaw amid Newcastle United links

Serie A giants AC Milan will reportedly demand around €30-35 million to part ways with 22-year-old German defender Malick Thiaw, a target for Newcastle United.

According to a report by Italian outlet SOS Fanta, Malick Thiaw is the subject of interest from Newcastle United. The Magpies are keen on signing another centre-back in the summer transfer window despite completing a Bosman move for Lloyd Kelly. The AC Milan defender has thus emerged as a target, with the Serie A giants demanding €30-35 million to sell the 22-year-old defender.

The Malick Thiaw story

Malick Thiaw was one of the best young defensive prospects in Europe when he joined AC Milan from FC Schalke 04 in August 2022. The German centre-back was a hot property in the market after breaking into the first-team squad at Schalke before the Serie A giants came calling.

While the 22-year-old has blown hot and cold in the last two years, he has been a regular thus far for AC Milan. Thiaw has turned out 54 times thus far for the Rossoneri, chipping in with one assist. Meanwhile, the young defender’s stock in the market remains high, with a few well-known clubs across Europe setting their sights on him.

Reports in the last 12 months have linked the former Schalke prospect with high-profile clubs like Real Madrid. However, a move to the Premier League might be on the cards, with Newcastle United among his prospective suitors heading into the summer transfer window.

Premier League move on the horizon?

Newcastle United’s interest in Malick Thiaw is understandable. The Magpies are scouring the market for another centre-back heading into the summer transfer window despite completing a Bosman move for Lloyd Kelly. With Sven Botman and Jamaal Lascelles on the sidelines with long-term injuries, Newcastle United will start the 2023/24 season with only three centre-backs.

With Fabian Schar and Dan Burn on the wrong side of 30, it behoves Newcastle United to sign a young centre-back. Thiaw has thus emerged as a viable target for the Tyneside outfit, with AC Milan setting the price tag to sell him. The Serie A giants want €30-35 million to part ways with the 22-year-old defender.

It is unclear if Newcastle United will cough up €30-35 million to secure Malick Thiaw’s services in the summer transfer window. It will be interesting to see how negotiations progress when the talks begin for the German centre-back in the coming weeks.

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