Report: Milan To Recall Defender Davide Astori Next Summer

The Rossoneri are keen to re-sign the co-owned Cagliari man to lower the average age of their venerable defence... claims that Milan director general Ariedo Braida was left particularly impressed with the performance of Cagliari centre-back Davide Astori when he watched last weekend's match between Parma and Cagliari and will put in motion a move to re-sign the player.

The 22-year-old is a product of the Rossoneri youth academy but moved to the Sardinians in the summer of 2008 on a co-ownership basis.

He has come on leaps and bounds on the island, so much so that Milan are now expected to bring him back to the Stadio San Siro next year to strengthen their ageing defensive line.

The Rossoneri have already considerably reduced the average age of their team by recalling wing-back Ignazio Abate and attacking midfielder Davide Di Gennaro.

Vince Masiello,