Tottenham and Manchester United's reported Davide Calabria plans could be scuppered by injury

Tottenham Manager Mauricio Pochettino and Manchester United caretaker Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer meet each other at the beginning of the Premier League match between Manchester United...

Manchester United and Spurs have all been linked with AC Milan's Serie A star Davide Calabria.

AC Milan's Italian defender Davide Calabria celebrates after scoring during the Italian Serie A football match Napoli vs AC Milan on August 25, 2018 at the San Paolo Stadium in Naples. (...

AC Milan’s Davide Calabria looked set to become one of Europe’s most in-demand defenders heading into the summer transfer window.

The Italian international has had a fine season in a mixed campaign for Gennaro Gattuso’s side, making the right-back spot his own despite the return from injury of the more attack-minded Andrea Conti.

And, according to Milan News, Everton had expressed an interest in March with Calabria having been linked with a move to Goodison Park for over a year.

 

Calciomercato, meanwhile, claimed that Premier League giants Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur were interested too in a player who had been compared to Rossoneri legend Paolo Maldini in his younger days.

United and Spurs are both expected to sign a new right-back this summer amid doubts over the futures of Antonio Valencia, Kieran Tripper and Serge Aurier.

Davide Calabria of AC Milan during Coppa Italia 2018

But their plans could now be in ruins – like Calabria’s season. As reported by Goal, the 22-year-old suffered a compound leg fracture during Milan’s 1-0 Coppa Italia semi-final defeat to Lazio in midweek.

He is unlikely to play again this season and, while the blow will not keep Calabria out for the rest of 2019, it would be a big risk for Manchester United or Tottenham to pay a big fee for a player with a broken leg.

Davide Calabria of AC Milan reacts to a missed chance during the TIM Cup match between AC Milan and SS Lazio at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on April 24, 2019 in Milan, Italy.

Have something to tell us about this article?

Register for TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR team updates

Register for MANCHESTER UNITED team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch