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AC Milan are looking to add a defender to their squad this summer. Their choice is Turkish defender Merih Demiral, who currently plays for Al-Ahli in Saudi Arabia. Although the Lombardy club have begun negotiations, they are closer to a refusal than an agreement.
Merih Demiral joined Al-Ahli last summer from Atalanta Bergamo. The Italian club paid 20 million euros. Six months later, the former Juventus Turin man is considering a return to Europe. AC Milan came into the picture and tried to offer him a repatriation. However, according to Tutto Mercato Web, the Saudi outfit are not prepared to release the 25-year-old. Especially for a loan with a 20 million euro right to buy, as proposed by the Rossoneri. Such a transfer is not in line with Saudi policy, which is to keep the best players in order to build a competitive league. There is also a tax problem blocking the transfer. Torino defender Alessandro Buongiorno is the new target.