CM: AC Milan made summer bid for Lazio star; new deal close

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan made an attempt to sign playmaker Joaquin Correa from Lazio this summer, according to a report.

Goal Italia – who cite il Tempo – claimed earlier in the window that the Rossoneri presented a swap offer to Lazio of €20million in cash plus Patrick Cutrone, who eventually went on to join Wolves.

The Argentinian winger had a good season with Lazio in 2018-19, scoring nine goals and assisting an additional seven. Furthermore, he punished Milan twice, scoring against them in the league and in the cup. 

The report on Goal stated though that Lazio president Claudio Lotito deemed the offer unacceptable and that a €60m asking price had been set.

Now, an update on Correa’s future from Calciomercato.com states that he is closing in on a new deal with Lazio which would have a €70-80million release clause. 

Their report confirms that Milan did indeed made an attempt to sign him over the summer, but found the asking price too high.

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