AC Milan could use their new investment to beat Manchester United to one of their chief summer targets, according to reports in Italy.
Premium Sport claim that the Serie A giants will have at least £130million to spend at the end of the season once a £622million deal to sell the club to a Chinese consortium is confirmed.
Part of that budget will be directed towards Benfica defender Victor Lindelof, who is known to be high on United’s wish list.
Jose Mourinho is set to bring in a new defender, with Daley Blind likely to leave Old Trafford.
Chris Smalling still has some work to do to convince his manager of his worth, so all that could leave Eric Bailly looking for a new defensive partner.
Lindelof is just 22, but he’s been making a name for himself in both the Primeira Liga and with the Swedish national team.
The presence of his former international team-mate and Swedish icon Zlatan Ibrahimovic at United could influence his decision, but with that kind of financial backing, Milan are going to be a serious force to be reckoned with in the upcoming transfer window.