Milan watch Lille starlet
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Lille midfielder Mathieu Bodmer is being courted by Italian champions Milan.Lille midfielder Mathieu Bodmer is being courted by Milan, as the French side plot a raid on Rennes for Olivier Sorlin.
Bodmer is enjoying an impressive season with Lille, who lie second in Ligue 1, and his displays have caught the eye of the reigning Serie A champions.
Milan sporting director Ariedo Braida has been to watch the 22-year-old in action and has filed a praiseworthy report on the youngster.
But should Milan strengthen their interest in Bodmer, who is under contract until 2009, they are likely to face competition from Paris Saint Germain.
As a possible preparatory move in the face of any exit for Bodmer, Lille are already weighing up alternatives, with Rennes playmaker Sorlin (pictured) a target.
Sorlin is shining in a struggling Rennes team and will be available on a free transfer at the end of the season.
Lille are among his suitors but St Etienne, Sochaux and Stuttgart are carefully monitoring the schemer's situation at Rennes.