CM: Milan made Tonali bid; could return next summer with fresh assault

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan made an offer for Brescia midfield starlet Sandro Tonali but he will not leave this summer, according to a report.

Tonali has become one of the hottest properties in Italian football since his breakthrough at Brescia last season, in which he amassed a combined seven goals and assists in Serie B to help his side earn promotion back to the top flight.

We reported back in April that the Rossoneri had reached out to the teenager’s entourage to try and gauge whether a deal in the summer transfer window would be possible.

The player himself even revealed his love for Milan earlier in the year in an interview with Sky Italia (via Football Italia), revealing that then head coach Gennaro Gattuso is his idol.

Now, Calciomercato.com have revealed that Milan did in fact launch a summer bid for Tonali, believed to be around €15-20m plus the option of loaning him back to Brescia for a season.

However, club president Massimo Cellino rejected all offers (with a similar bid arriving from Juventus), the report claims, as he feels that Tonali could be a €40-50m player next summer.

The report concludes by stating that Brescia – who face Milan on Saturday at San Siro – will only consider selling next summer, when the Rossoneri will likely still be interested.

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