Report: Middlesbrough open talks over AC Milan’s Michael Agazzi

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Middlesbrough have been linked with a move for AC Milan goalkeeper Michael Agazzi.

According to renowned transfer expert Gianluca di Marzio, Middlesbrough are in talks with AC Milan over out-of-favour goalkeeper Michael Agazzi.

The Championship outfit are on the lookout for a new shot-stopper to rival number one Dimitrios Konstantopoulos and have been previously linked with Agazzi in a report by Italian publication TMW.

With just over two weeks of the transfer window remaining, Boro boss Aitor Karanka is seemingly stepping up his interest, and a new report from Italy states that a deal could be completed next week.

“The English club has been working on signing him [Agazzi], and the negotiation is well on its way. The clubs are discussing details and next week the agreement could be reached,” Gianluca di Marzio states.

Competition

Boro kept a phenomenal 20 clean sheets last season with Konstantopoulos between the sticks and they’ve already kept two from thee Championship fixtures this season.

Karanka’s men boast a tight backline, but a potential injury to their Greek number one could pose a problem as number two Tomas lacks experience having featured only sparingly.

Agazzi, 31, has been an understudy to renowned shot-stoppers Christian Abbiati and Diego Lopez in Milan, but he has plenty of top-flight experience in Serie A with former club Cagliari.

Not only will he provide solid competition on Teesside, but he could also be regarded as a potential successor to Konstantopoulos who at 36 is very much in the twilight of his career.

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