Tijjani Reijnders will most likely have to deal with a new competitor in the midfield at AC Milan next season. Fabrizio Romano reported on Wednesday afternoon that Youssouf Fofana has reached a personal agreement with in Rossoneri.

Fofana had an excellent season at AS Monaco, which earned him a place in France's final Euro squad. The 25-year-old central midfielder from Paris still has a contract until mid-2025 in the Principality and so there were already rumours that he would be sold.

Monaco general manager Thiago Scuro recently confirmed that the club would cooperate in Fofana's departure, in order to earn some money from the Frenchman with Malian roots. Scuro did say that the club would not let him go for peanuts.

Fofana also attracted interest from Nottingham Forest, but the midfielder has set his sights on a move to Milan and has now reached a personal agreement. Sports Mediaset also reports that Milan is nearing an agreement with Monaco, which will reportedly earn 22 million euros excluding 2 million euros in bonuses.

Milan conceded 49 goals in Serie A last season, the most in the top 11 at the Italian top flight. Under new coach Paulo Fonseca, the club wants to reduce that number in order to have a better chance of winning the national championship, which was won by Inter last season.

At Milan, Fofana will compete with peer Tijjani Reijnders, who can rely on an excellent debut season in Serie A after his transfer from AZ. With Ismaël Bennacer and Yacine Adli, Fonseca has several options for the central midfield.

Fofana played in three of the six matches for France at this European Championship, for whom he now has 21 caps to his name. He had to make do with a substitution in all the matches at the final tournament. Fofana started his career at RC Strasbourg, which he left for Monaco in 2019.

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