Milan Keeping Tabs On Ajax Defender Gregory Van Der Wiel - Ariedo Braida

Milan sporting director Ariedo Braida has admitted that the Rossoneri are interested in signing Ajax defender Gregory van der Wiel.
Highly rated defender Gregory van der Wiel could be on his way out of Dutch powerhouse Ajax in the future as Serie A giants Milan have shown an interest in signing the young Netherlands international.

"We've been keeping tabs on Gregory van der Wiel for a few months now and he has convinced us of his qualities. However, our priority now is to sign a new attacker. We won't make a move for Van der Wiel any time soon," said Milan's sporting director Ariedo Braida to De Telegraaf.

Braida also confirmed that the Rossoneri are keeping tabs on Ajax centre-back Jan Vertonghen.

Milan have been keeping tabs on a number of defenders for quite a while now following their far from impressive defensive performances in the 2010-11 campaign so far.

The 22-year-old Van der Wiel is one of the most sought-after young defenders in Europe. The right back was close to joining German champions Bayern Munich in the summer transfer window, but the transfer eventually collapsed.

Van der Wiel's current contract with Ajax runs until the summer of 2013 and an offer in the region of €15 million could be needed to lure him away from the Godenzonen.

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