Youngster tipped for bright future with the Rossoneri.
Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has reportedly stepped up his interest in signing promising AC Milan full-back Mattia De Sciglio.
The 21-year-old has had lazy comparisons with Rossoneri legend Paolo Maldini throughout his career due to his ability to play at both left and right back, but while he admits that the former Italian international is his idol, he is keen to make a name for himself.
That determination has earned him eight senior Italy caps thus far and he is expected to be an important part of Cesare Prandelli’s World Cup squad for Brazil this summer.
However, despite Milan’s insistence that they have no desire to sell him, given their on-going struggles, reports in Spain have suggested that Ancelotti will attempt to take advantage and target the youngster.
According to Spanish newspaper AS, Ancelotti has told the club directors to make initial contact with their counterparts in Milan, as reported by Football Italia.
It is highly unlikely that they will be given the green light to proceed with negotiations, as De Sciglio has regularly been heralded as being a vital part of the new Milan as they look to rebuild and usher in a new cycle of success.
With Clarence Seedorf now at the helm, the Dutchman has talked up De Sciglio’s ability but insists that he sees him as a right-back, which could raise doubts over Ignazio Abate’s future at the club.
While the pair are regularly used on the flanks simultaneously for Italy and under former coach Massimiliano Allegri, it remains to be seen how the situation develops regarding the Italian pair but there is an argument to suggest that they will not be interested in discussing a possible De Sciglio transfer deal.