Report: Arsenal and Leicester target could join AC Milan for free
Both Arsenal and Leicester City could miss out on one of their reported targets, with AC Milan eyeing a move for Porto ace, Otavio.
The Express claimed back in January that both Arsenal and The Foxes were keeping a close eye on Otavio. The midfielder, 25, is free to leave Porto this summer and doesn’t look likely to sign a new deal.
However, Corriere dello Sport now claim that Milan are looking at making a serious move for Otavio, along with another Leicester target in Florian Thauvin.
It’s claimed both players are wanting deals worth around £50k-a-week and that Milan, under the guidance of Paulo Maldini, could well be prepared to sanction those moves to land the pair this summer.
Otavio has developed a reputation in Portugal as being a feisty yet creative midfield player. The Brazilian hit double figures in assists last season, however, he also hit a similar figure in terms of yellow cards.
Arsenal could well revisit their interest in Otavio one would imagine, especially if Martin Odegaard does indeed go back to Madrid.
TBR View: Otavio one to watch, a real bargain on a free transfer
Getting top players through the door for nothing is a skill and Otavio is certainly going to be one of the best freebies this summer.
A Brazilian midfielder heading into the prime years of his career will always garner interest. For Arsenal, with money not exactly overflowing from their pockets, he could be a good option.
However, Milan do look like they’ve made the first move here, so the Gunners will need to be quick to land Otavio if they do want him.
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