AC Milan are accelerating their pursuit of Udinese star Rodrigo De Paul and have begun talks over a deal, a report claims.
According to what is being reported by Calciomercato.com, the Rossoneri have begun to negotiate with Udinese for the purchase of the Argentine, as Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara have decided to pursue De Paul as a reinforcement for the attack.
Udinese are asking for at least €35m in cash but it is worth factoring in that the Argentine would cost the Rossoneri less than Calhanoglu in terms of salary, as he is willing to sign for €3.5m net per season.
Milan would like to include some counterparts, with the names of Matteo Gabbia, Daniel Maldini, Rade Krunic and Jens Petter Hauge all candidates, though the latter appears to be against joining Udinese.
Nonetheless, De Paul would be the ideal attacking midfielder for Stefano Pioli while Milan continue to wait and see what the future of Calhanoglu. The club has chosen its possible replacement, work is in progress.