Milan are seemingly closing in on Sandro Tonali. The midfielder has been heavily linked with the club in recent days and the Rossoneri’s interest was confirmed by Brescia’s president, who didn’t give away any details.
He did, however, explain why Milan could beat their city rivals Inter in the race for the 20-year-old. Certainly, it would be a statement signing by Paolo Maldini, considering how many teams have followed Tonali in the last few months.
“I appreciated Maldini’s seriousness, which confirms the historic one of Milan. I don’t add anything else because I don’t want to be inappropriate. Marotta? He has always confirmed Inter’s strong interest in the player.
“I have always avoided negotiations with other clubs, including foreign ones. But the boy also needs to know what his future is: I’m in no hurry but Tonali is,” Cellino told Sky Italia (via FMCROfficial on Twitter).
In other words, Inter are taking their time while Milan’s will is to close the deal in the coming days. Massimo Cellino isn’t always easy to negotiate with, though, and the deal certainly can’t be considered closed yet.
This past season, Tonali played 35 games in Serie A (34 of them from start) and registered seven assists. Despite his young age, he has shown that he can perform on a very high level and it’s no surprise that Milan want to secure his services.