They claim AC Milan are seeking out a central defender and have identified the 27-year-old as a target. They suggest Liverpool’s Dejan Lovren may have been their first choice, but he was deemed too expensive.
The article also said the Rossoneri are interested in Manchester United’s Eric Bailly. However, it may be a more difficult transfer to get over the line. His place in the team may come under threat if United sign Harry Maguire, but the player cost them £34.2million, so probably won’t come cheap.
Schar only joined the club last summer but became an integral player in Benitez’s team. He was key at both ends of the pitch, he helped keep seven clean sheets, scored four goals, and provided one assist, in his 24 league appearances.
And having signed from Deportivo La Coruna for £3.6million, he could be the cheaper option for the Serie A side if Newcastle decide to profit from his departure, which has been a trend under Mike Ashley’s ownership.
Newcastle supporters were left feeling angry as it is believed the defender may be allowed to leave St James’ Park for as little as €15million (£13.5million). Some fans took to Twitter to share their opinions on the news he could go for so little…
AC Milan manager Marco Giampaolo will decide his top centre-target with Dejan Lovren and Fabian Schar mentioned. #NUFC would be willing to part with the Swiss international for around €15m. [Tuttosport]
— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) July 16, 2019
15 million? Is that for his left foot alone??
— Ruairi Doran (@dorney4) July 16, 2019
£15m when Dunk is being valued at £45m? Surely not
— DaveL1980 (@L1980Dave) July 16, 2019
Hes probably worth 50million to us!
— adam thompson (@histonadam85) July 16, 2019
Fifteen million British pounds for the best centre back outside the top 6 would be the biggest robbery in the history of football. Like I think they should quadruple their bid
— Luke???? (@MiggysMags) July 16, 2019
Schar must be worth double that!
— Scott Thirtle (@ThirtlesHead) July 16, 2019
Is €15m for his ear hair?
— Alex Maxwell (@MaxwellA98) July 16, 2019
15m? Maybe for his left shoe.
— Mark ⚫️⚪️ (@MarkMazzocchi) July 16, 2019
— Joe Hemingway (@joehemingway97) July 16, 2019