Boban not happy to use Correa’s will as leverage in talks

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan will not use the wishes of Angel Correa as leverage in negotiations with Atletico Madrid, director Zvonomir Boban has confirmed.

Widespread reports have suggested that Correa is the primary target for the Rossoneri management as they look to give head coach Marco Giampaolo a new forward before the end of the transfer window.

At the moment though, there is a gap between current offer on the table (€40m plus bonuses) from Milan and the demands of Atletico (€50-55m), as Calciomercato.com note.

Sunday’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport (as transcribed by MilanNews.it) stated that Boban and the other representatives from the club could fly to the Spanish capital next week.

The paper stated that Boban’s friendship with Atleti president Miguel Angel Gil – formed during his days at FIFA – could work as an advantage in talks.

Boban has opened up on the situation in an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport, stating: “Milan is a club with class, and therefore will never rely on the will of the player.

“We have great respect for Atletico Madrid and President Gil, who is a friend.”

On the market, he added: “Only time and results will tell us who has worked well and who has not. 

“In our opinion, we are doing our best considering the various problems, which are real. It will take time, but we are Milan.

“I am convinced that in the end our fans will be happy with our choices.”

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