As we anticipated, AC Milan are pushing ahead to try and reinforce the midfield by signing Kouadio Kone from Toulouse.
In our most recent update on the situation, we told you how Milan have an advantage over other sides – namely Borussia Monchengladbach – in terms of the preferences of the player with the management pushing to close the deal.
Calciomercato.com begin their latest update by recalling a quote from Branco van den Boomen, a Dutch midfielder who was at Ajax and who is currently at Toulouse: “Kouadio is a truly outstanding player.”
The report adds that Milan have decided to move quickly to beat the competition from Monaco – who offered €8m last January – as well as Leeds and a couple of German clubs, including RB Leipzig.
Maldini and Massara – who have received extremely positive scouting reports from the data team – have put on the table an offer close to €6million, but Toulouse are asking for €10-11m. The distance though can be bridged, and Koné is Milan’s priority.