AC Milan open talks with AZ Alkmaar for Tijjani Reijnders

AC Milan have opened official talks with AZ Alkmaar for Tijjani Reijnders, according to Fabrizio Romano. The Serie A side are said to have submitted an opening bid worth €19m for the 24-year-old midfielder. Talks will continue between the two clubs this week. Last month AZ reportedly rejected offers for Reijnders from Premier League clubs and Sporting Lisbon.

Reijnders featured 54 times last season as AZ finished fourth in the Eredivisie and reached the semi-final of the Europa Conference league. The centre midfielder was part of the squad that knocked Serie A side Lazio out of the Conference League in the round of 16. Reijnders scored eight goals and provided 11 assists last season.

AC Milan have just lost their star midfielder Sandro Tonali to Newcastle. The departure has left an open slot in the squad for Tijjani Reijnders. The Dutchman could be a brilliant signing for the Italian giants.

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