AC Milan have left the chasing pack in the dust and want an answer as soon as possible over Ozan Kabak, according to Italian outlet Calcio Mercato.
They report that the San Siro club are keen on the teenage defender and are keen to force through a move – they are just waiting on Stuttgart’s response.
The Daily Mail reported earlier this month that north London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham are both keen on Kabak, who has a release clause of just £13.2 million following his side’s relegation from the Bundesliga.
But it seems neither side are in the driving seat in terms of the young defender, who could well be a bargain this summer given his knockdown price.
It would of course be a risk for either London club to bring in a teenager at a time when it’s so imperative that they get their recruitment right.
But Tottenham have a habit of polishing up diamonds – Kabak has more natural ability than Juan Foyth for example – while Arsenal’s budget requires them to think outside the box slightly as they look to beef up their backline.
As it stands, it appears as if Unai Emery and Mauricio Pochettino will be in serious peril of missing out unless they get their act together quickly.