Sven Botman Newcastle AC Milan transfer update

Newcastle United are in a two-horse race for the transfer of Lille defender Sven Botman, with an outcome to this long-running saga likely to come “very soon”.

That’s according to Fabrizio Romano in his latest column for CaughtOffside, with the transfer news reporter revealing that Newcastle have made a bid for Botman, though the sense seems to be that he would personally favour the move to Serie A giants AC Milan.

“My feeling from sources is that it’s just a two-horse race between Newcastle and AC Milan for Sven Botman,” Romano says.

“Newcastle have gone so far as to offer more than €36m guaranteed fee plus add-ons, while AC Milan know that Botman would like the Serie A move but do not yet have a full deal with Lille.

Sven Botman in action for Lille

“Contacts are proceeding, very soon Botman and Lille will decide whether it will be AC Milan or Newcastle.”

Botman has impressed in Ligue 1 and it seems only a matter of time before he gets a big move, and it will be interesting to see what the final outcome of this two-horse race will be.

Newcastle have the money to bring in big names like Botman now, but one imagines it could still be a struggle to persuade them about the project when more established big names like Milan offer a better chance of immediate success.

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