Milan ‘Face Competition From Benfica To Sign German International Defender Koch’

AC Milan face competition from
Benfica for the signing of German international defender Robin Koch,
according to reports in Portugal.

Milan ‘Face Competition From Benfica To Sign German International Defender Koch’ 1

It
was reported earlier in the week by Tuttosport that Ralf Rangnick has
already drawn up a list of potential targets should he take over as head
coach and sporting director at Milan this summer.

Koch has
been exceptional over the last couple of seasons to the extent that he
has earned two caps for Germany, and funnily enough Leipzig – for whom
Rangnick controls the recruitment – reportedly saw a €15-20m bid
rejected.

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According to the front page of O Jogo (via
Calciomercato.com) though, Benfica are accelerating their attempts to
land the 23-year-old ahead of the summer transfer window.

Meanwhile,
Record are also claiming that Benfica will continue to invest in the
German market, which started in January with the purchase of Julian
Weigl from Dortmund.

Koch arrived in Freiburg at the
beginning of the 2017-18 season from Kaiserslautern and has played 79
games for the club, scoring five goals. He has a contract until 2021 and
has also been linked with English second-tier outfit Leeds United.

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