Newcastle United and AC Milan are set to battle it out again for Sven Botman this summer after the two clubs failed signing the Lille player in the January window.

The Serie A winners were been pushed forward as his next potential destination, before the 22-year-old confirmed earlier this month that the Magpies have still maintained an interest to secure his services.

Stefano Pioli’s side have now taken further steps to land the defender by tabling an official offer for him.

That’s according to, who state the Rossoneri’s proposal should be around €32-33m including bonuses.

Milan already have a deal in place with the Dutchman for a five-year deal worth €3m net per year, but they must now convince the Ligue 1 side to get ahead of Newcastle to sign Botman.

Lille president Olivier Létang is a tough nut to crack and it’s claimed he is demanding a fee of €40m to sanction the centre-back’s sale.

‘If it were up to him’, the chief would prefer to sell the Netherlands U21 international to Newcastle since they have financial resources to meet his demands.

However, Eddie Howe’s side have no agreement in place with Botman.

It’ll be interesting to see how this case develops in the coming days and weeks.