Representatives of French club Marseille was in Italy last week, to enter transfer talks with AC Milan for Gianluca Lapadula.
According to a report of L’Equipe, the Serie A giants have slapped €20 million price tag on the 26-year-old forward, who joined AC Milan this past summer for just €9 million. Lapadula has attracted the interest of the French club but a potential January move for the Italian striker in France is not likely at the moment.
Even if Marseille were to match the player’s price tag, AC Milan could still decide not to sell him as the Rossoneri would have no time to sign a decent replacement for the former Pescara striker.
Sources have told calciomercato.com that AC Milan do not want to sell the player in January. With that said, the Rossoneri need the French club’s green light to sign Lucas Ocampos from Genoa, who’s in Italy on loan from Marseille.