Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has earmarked Manchester United target Mattia De Sciglio as one of his priorities to strengthen next season’s squad.
The AC Milan right-back — a product of the wealthy Italian club’s youth system — has become one of the top young talents in Serie A. After forcing his way into the club’s first team plans during the 2012/13 campaign his progress has continued to impress, making 17 appearances for the Rossoneri last term.
According to El Confidencial, the former Chelsea boss Ancelotti is reportedly keen on signing the 21-year-old as one of his top priorities to strengthen the right side of his defence. The Italy international would cost £15m, a reasonable price given the great expectations placed on him – and it is expected that Real will travel to Italy to test the transfer in the coming days.
But to make De Sciglio’s signing possible, someone has to leave the Santiago Bernabeu. Dani Carvajal — who has been a key player for Real this season — has taken advantage of Alvaro Arbeloa’s knee injury to become first-choice right-back and had a superb season. The former Liverpool man — who will also miss the World Cup — could even lose his place in the squad next season.
The Los Blancos boss has also earmarked the signing of a midfielder as another top priority for the summer. Angel di Maria has been forced to fill that role this season, despite being a winger. Los Blancos’ first choice was Paul Pogba but with Juventus unwilling to listen to offers below €60m, they are now considering Bayern Munich’s Toni Kroos whose contract is set to expire next season making him much more affordable.