Valencia’s decision to lower their demands for in-demand youngster Yunus Musah has handed AC Milan a huge transfer boost.
According to Sky Sport Italia, the player’s desire to move to San Siro has softened Los Che’s stance, which could accelerate negotiations.
Hours after completing the arrival of Samuel Chukwueze from Villarreal, Milan could be on the verge of adding a third midfielder this summer.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Tijjani Reijneders have joined the Rossoneri from Chelsea and AZ Alkmaar, respectively, but Stefano Pioli wants one more midfield addition.
Without Sandro Tonali, who has moved to Newcastle United, and Ismael Bennacer, who faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines, Pioli feels strapped for options in the engine room.
Tommaso Pobega has failed to convince the manager, while Rade Krunic could depart the club after drawing interest from Super Lig giants Fenerbahce.
Before launching a decisive attempt to finalise their long-term pursuit of Musah, Milan are keen to cash in on numerous out-of-favour players, including Krunic.
Former Eintracht Frankfurt forward Ante Rebic is also on the list. But after refusing a lucrative offer from Saudi Arabia, the Croatian could make the Italians’ effort to offload him difficult.
Despite seeing their opening bid of €18 million rejected by Valencia, Milan are banking on the player’s wish to switch to Serie A, not to mention they’ve already agreed personal terms with the USMNT starlet.
Los Che’s initial request was €25m. However, they’re now ready to renegotiate the terms, even though they’re in a rock-solid bargaining position.
The midfielder’s contract at the Estadio de Mestalla runs out in 2026.
Musah is a star in the making despite the Spaniards’ underwhelming 2022/23 La Liga campaign.
Capable of covering several midfield roles, the 20-year-old would be a decent coup for Pioli’s side.
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