AC Milan have not given up on the idea of signing Aleksey Miranchuk, a report claims, and the Lokomotiv Moscow playmaker wants a move to Italy.
According to Calciomercato.com, the 24-year-old is on sale at ‘advantageous conditions’ and has his heart set on playing in Serie A next season. The Russia international has been in the crosshairs of several clubs, and he was even offered to Juventus months ago, but the Bianconeri said no.
The player has given the green light to become a new piece in the Milan project, which due to the probable stay of Ricky Massara and Paolo Maldini has reopened as a possible destination for him.
Milan do not want to spend too much on Miranchuk but have given total priority to a swap deal, without excessive cash sums being involved.
Enquiries through intermediaries have begun and left-back Diego Laxalt is Lokomotiv’s preferred choice for a swap deal, while Ricardo Rodriguez’s future is yet to be established and on this front there are no concrete updates. Milan has not abandoned the Miranchuk idea and are in talks with those close to the deal.