Milan pursuing rising star Assan Ouédraogo


Milan are still being linked with a move for Schalke starlet Assan Ouédraogo and have opened talked with his entourage over a potential move. The Rossoneri were closely linked with the 17-year-old midfielder at the turn of the year and have continued to keep tabs on his progress after he broke into the Schalke first team.

Calciomercato report that Ouédraogo’s playing style bears similarities to that of Ruben Loftus-Cheek: an imposing physique, adept at making runs, and skillful in ball control. Milan have now reopened talks with the player’s agents to ascertain their intentions for the upcoming season. Milan chief scout Geoffrey Moncada is assessing the potential costs involved in any deal to formulate a strategy for the coming summer.

Ouédraogo’s contract with Schalke 04 includes a release clause that will become active next summer, and Milan aim to negotiate a discounted price. However, this mission is expected to be challenging as the player is also being pursued in Italy by Inter and Napoli, and in Germany by Bayern Munich, Eintracht Frankfurt, RB Leipzig, and Bayer Leverkusen. Despite the stiff competition, Milan are determined to pursue Ouédraogo, with ongoing contacts indicating their keen interest.


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