DEAL CONFIRMED: Milan set to table £30m asking price for Southampton star after talks with Club representatives

According to reports, AC Milan is one of the teams that has showed interest in Southampton midfielder Carlos Alcaraz.

Newcastle United are interested in signing Alcaraz, according to FootballTransfers, and held conversations with the 20-year-old about a summer move, but it did not materialize due to their £30m (€34.7m) asking price.

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According to the article, Benfica and Milan also held negotiations, with both European clubs’registering a serious interest in their long-term target,’ although the Saints are hoping Newcastle will re-enter the race for him in January.

Alcaraz, who arrived from Racing Club in January for £12 million, has mostly played on the left side of a midfield three. He appeared in 18 Premier League games, scoring four goals and assisting twice, but Saints were relegated to the Championship.

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The article does not say whether Milan would pursue the Argentine again in the coming months, but the signings of Tijjani Reijnders, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, and Yunus Musah for box-to-box roles imply there is less urgency.

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