Newcastle United are providing competition to AC Milan to sign Sven Botman this summer.

Earlier on Thursday, reported the Serie A side have made an offer to Lille and their proposal was said to be worth around €32-33m including bonuses.

It was also explained the French club’s president, Olivier Létang, wants €40m for the defender, and if it were up to him, the chief would prefer to sell the 22-year-old to Eddie Howe’s side.

The Magpies seems to have made an offer and it has convinced the Ligue 1 side and their chief. That’s what La Repubblica are reporting now and they further add that Lille have ‘accepted’ the bid made by Newcastle.

However, the Netherlands U21 international doesn’t favour a move to the Tyneside club as he only wants to join the Rossoneri.

Lille are ‘not appreciating’ the player’s behaviour, and this isn’t surprising considering that Létang was favouring his sale to Newcastle.

Botman has a total agreement with the Italian champions for a five-year deal, and his signing is an obsession for the San Siro club’s chief, Paolo Maldini.

Due to the Dutchman’s refusal to join Newcastle after their bid was accepted by Lille, La Repubblica state Milan now ‘must quickly close the deal’ for Botman.