AC Milan have reopened talks with Juventus regarding a deal for Merih Demiral, a report claims, while a back-up option remains alive.
Calciomercato.com have offered an update on Milan’s market situation, opening by claiming that Milan and Juventus have been speaking often and have touched on different themes.
Among these there is Mario Mandzukic who is still being considered as alternative to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, while there have been fresh contacts to denounce whether Merih Demiral is available next month.
Zvonimir Boban wants to know if there are margins to reopen a negotiation and if the economic conditions can change, but for their part the Bianconeri have no need to sell the Turkey international.
Therefore, Paolo Maldini is working on plan B. The director met the general staff of Barcelona, composed of the two sports directors Eric Abidal and Ramon Planes, to discuss Jean-Clair Todibo.
The French defender was apparently offered to Milan, and Maldini asked chief scout Geoffrey Moncada for his thoughts, receiving a full promotion to the potential purchase in reply.
Barcelona though have set their price at €20million, a figure which could be lowered if a buy-back clause was inserted.
There is intense competition however, because Todibo also has interest from Monaco, Bayer Leverkusen and Watford, the report concludes.
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