AC Milan are closing in on both the sale of Andre Silva and the signing of Angel Correa, according to the latest reports.
The first piece of the puzzle is almost complete: Silva’s departure to Monaco is a key part of Milan’s move to sign Correa from Atletico, both on a technical and financial level.
The Portugal international’s agent, Jorge Mendes, is currently ironing out the last details with the Ligue 1 club, while the Rossoneri’s pursuit of Correa has been going on in the background as his replacement.
According to Calciomercato.com, Milan’s owners Elliott Management have approved the move for the Argentine striker – in large part due to his age and potential.
For this reason, there have been new contacts with his agent in recent hours, with a contract offer now on the table as we reported yesterday.
The deal is expected to be five-years long, while the salary set at around €3.5m-a-year – a nice pay rise from his current €2.5m plus bonuses.
In addition to Elliott, Giampaolo is also keen on bring in Correa as he sees the 24-year-old as a perfect second striker in the 4-3-1-2 system he is aiming to deploy.
This week, Atletico Madrid’s sporting director Andrea Berta is expected in Italy as Milan prepare their first offer for the player, but they will not pay the initial €55m asking price.