The idea of a return to AC Milan for veteran centre-back Francesco Acerbi is one of the current market rumours that just will not go away.
La Gazzetta dello Sport report that Milan could turn to Acerbi if they miss out on Sven Botman of Lille, despite the fact that the Italian is a completely different profile given that he is 34 years old and would be a low-cost deal.
After 173 appearances and 10 goals in the last four seasons, Acerbi would gladly return to the Rossoneri where he played just 10 times across four months from June 2012 to January 2013 before moving to Genoa, Chievo and then Sassuolo where his career relaunched.
The relationship between Lazio and Acerbi is over and it appears that it will not end on the best of terms with their Ultras the Curva Nord having voiced their displeasure at some of his actions including refusing to celebrate near them (though certain images suggest otherwise).
Back on December 17 after a goal against Genoa things turned sour as he did a hands behind the ears celebrations, and the after the game said: “I don’t care about criticism. The fans? There were more of them during the pandemic.”
Milan have made no contact with Lazio or with Acerbi’s agents so far and while Stefano Pioli appreciates him and his arrival would also be useful for the Champions League squad list regulations, he would be a reserve.
Simone Inzaghi’s Inter are also there, a coach with whom the central has always had a great relationship, but for the Nerazzurri he would be a plan C behind Bremer and the others.