AC Milan leading the chase for Newcastle target Sven Botman

Stefano Pioli-AC Milan

Newcastle United have been linked with a move for the Dutch international defender Sven Botman.

The Lille defender was heavily linked with a move to the Premier League last season, but he ended up staying at the French club.

It appears that Newcastle are not the only club looking to sign him this summer, and Italian Serie A champions AC Milan are keen on securing his services as well.

According to the latest reports, Milan are currently the favourites to sign the Dutchman, and it will be interesting to see whether Newcastle can come forward and hijack the move.

It is no secret that Newcastle are in desperate need of defensive reinforcements and Botman would be an excellent long-term acquisition for them.

The Dutchman is certainly one of the best young defenders in the French league, and he has the potential to succeed in the Premier League as well.

The defender has previously hinted that a move to the Premier League would benefit his career, and it will be interesting to see what he decides eventually.

Milan will be able to offer him Champions League football next season, but Newcastle have an ambitious project, and they have the wealthiest owners in the world.

There is no doubt that Newcastle have the potential to build a title-winning side in the coming seasons, and they will be hoping to bring in talented young players like Botman over the following few transfer windows.

Milan will be hoping that the lure of Champions League football can convince the Dutchman to snub a move to the Premier League and come to Italy instead.

On the other hand, Newcastle will be hoping to outbid the Italian champions and secure their summer target.