AC Milan confirm interest in Genoa's Granqvist

A Rossoneri official admitted the Swedish stopper is a possibility to reinforce the club but remained cryptic over the possibility of a summer swoop
AC Milan director Ariedo Braida has confirmed that the club are interested in signing Genoa defender Andreas Granqvist.

The Sweden international, who signed for Genoa last summer, has been strongly linked with a move to Milan as the Rossoneri look to rejuvenate their backline.

"It is true, I have followed him on several occasions," Braida told Swedish newspaper Express. "He is an excellent player, he looks to be a great guy and he has great qualities.

"Will we try to sign him in the summer? It does not seem right to talk about this because Milan will face Genoa on Saturday and it would be unprofessional to discuss their players.

"We are now focused on the league."

Milan lie in second position in the Serie A table, one point shy of leaders Juventus.