AC Milan are weighing up spending some of their Sandro Tonali windfall on former Manchester City youngster Jeremie Frimpong.
The Serie A side sold midfielder Tonali to Newcastle for £52million, his move being confirmed on Monday.
And Bayer Leverkusen full-back Frimpong is among the players in their sights as they look to further strengthen their squad boosted by the funds received for Tonali and having already brought in Ruben Loftus-Cheek from Chelsea in this summer window for an initial £15m.
AC’s interest in Frimpong, who started his career at City before leaving for Celtic in 2019, puts them on collision course with their biggest rivals Inter who are also keen on the 22-year-old.
The Dutch defender, who has two years left on his current deal, had a standout season for Leverkusen.
Primarily a right back, Frimpong also impressed further up the flank as a wing back and winger, displaying his attacking qualities with nine goals and 11 assists for the Bundesliga side last season.
He is also admired by Manchester United who have previously held talks over a move for Frimpong.