AC Milan technical director Paolo Maldini has been spotted in talks with Real Madrid left-back Theo Hernández as the Serie A club eye a summer Bernabéu raid.
The cameras of Spanish TV show El Chiringuito captured Theo and Maldini together on Ibiza on Sunday, two days after the Italian flew to Madrid to inform Los Blancos of Milan’s interest in several men currently on the LaLiga giants’ books.
Theo, who spent last season on loan at Real Sociedad, is not in Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane’s plans for next term, with Marcelo and new signing Ferland Mendy expected to compete for the left-back berth at the 13-time European champions.
The 21-year-old is attracting interest from several Serie A clubs. Napoli have enquired about the Frenchman, while Juventus have identified him as potential competition for present first choice Alex Sandro.
During his meeting with Theo, says El Chiringuito, Maldini laid out Milan’s ambitious plans for the future, as the San Siro club – who last season failed to qualify for the Champions League after finishing fifth in Serie A – seek to re-establish themselves as a force both domestically and in Europe.