By: Peter Katsiris
According to reports from Italy, Greek Champions Olympiacos are trying to bolster their squad ahead of next season’s UEFA Champions League and thus have their eyes set on AC Milan defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos.
Several Italian media outlets have reported interest from Olympiacos, but nothing substantial between the two clubs has been confirmed as of yet.
Having just signed from Genoa last offseason, Papastathopoulos isn’t likely to return to Greece either as his aspirations of starting a successful career abroad remain intact.
The Greek international, a product of AEK Athens FC, is regarded as one of Greece’s most promising talents but has struggled to earn playing time with the Rossoneri this season. Under contract with the Serie A leaders until 2015, it isn’t likely that Papastathopoulos will leave Milan this summer.
Olympiacos might still be in contact with Milan, and whether it’s for Papastathopoulos or not, Olympiacos have also shown a fond interest in the likes of Gennaro Gattuso and Gianluca Zambrotta in the past.
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