Milan and Newcastle in talks over Thiaw and Tomori


The transfer axis between Milan and Newcastle has reignited, a year after the high-profile sale of Sandro Tonali to the English club for €80 million. This time, Newcastle, owned by the Saudi Arabian PIF fund, is eyeing more talent from Milan as they aim to return to the Champions League following a disappointing season.

Calciomercato outline how in a bid to strengthen their squad, Milan have shown interest in Newcastle’s right-back Kieran Trippier. The 33-year-old Englishman, who made 42 appearances with 1 goal and 11 assists last season, is seen as a potential replacement for Alessandro Florenzi and an alternative to Davide Calabria. Although no concrete steps have been taken, Trippier’s contract, which expires in June 2025, could make him a cost-effective option.

Newcastle initially targeted Milan’s Fikayo Tomori but found the valuation too high. Consequently, they have shifted their focus to Malik Thiaw, a 22-year-old German center-back. Thiaw, who joined Milan in the summer of 2022 and is under contract until June 2027, has attracted interest from Bayern Munich and Real Madrid. Despite this, Milan considers Thiaw crucial to their project and is unwilling to sell him cheaply, similar to their stance on Tomori.

According to Fabrizio Romano, there was a recent direct contact between Newcastle’s management and Milan’s transfer team, led by Geoffrey Moncada. While the discussions were preliminary, they laid the groundwork for future negotiations. Newcastle’s interest in Tomori dates back some time, but previous talks stalled due to Milan’s high asking price of €40-50 million and the fallout from Tonali’s betting scandal.


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