Nigeria defender, Taye Taiwo returned to AC Milan’s pre-season training camp at the Milanello, outside of Milan yesterday after he was granted permission to skip the first day of training on Monday.
Taiwo,who spent the second half of last season at English Premier League side,Queens Park Rangers after failing to impress Milan officials after his free summer transfer from French side,Marseille participated in the two training sessions the team had yesterday.
The Nigerian,rumoured to be on the wish-list of some unnamed English Premier League clubs and Portuguesse side,Benfica has had a price tag of five million euros slammed on his head and could remain in Milan if no club meets Milan’s valuation of the player.
Taiwo is thus in line for a place in Milan’s team for the three-team Trofeo Tim,a competition of three games of 45 minutes each between Milan, Inter and Juventus on July 21 in Bari.
The Nigerian could also be in the team that will play Chinedu Obasi’s Schalke 04 in a friendly game at the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen,Germany on July 24.
He could also feature against Chelsea four days later in Miami,USA when Milan play reigning European champions,Chelsea in the World Football Challenge friendly game at the Sunlife Stadium in Miami.