CM: Musah leaves four tour with Valencia as Milan talks hit stalemate – the situation

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan have not managed to make the desired progress in talks over Yunus Musah with Valencia and are thus taking time to reflect, a report claims.

According to a report from, Milan’s summer mercato continues to move at a frenetic pace, but on the day in which a deal for Noah Okafor has been agreed and one for Samuel Chukwueze seems imminent, there is a stalemate over Musah.

Musah was one step away from saying goodbye to Valencia in recent days, but the sudden halt to negotiations from president Peter Lim blocked an operation that was proceeding at full speed.

Milan’s proposal of €13m plus €4m in bonuses had been accepted by the Spanish management, but the Singapore-based tycoon has no intention of selling off one of the team’s most valuable assets for less than fair value.

Lim continues to demand no less than €25m for Musah and at the moment Milan – who are concentrated on operations to strengthen the attack – have not yet raised their bid to close the deal.

Contacts with Valencia and with the player’s entourage are still going on, with a deal worth €1.7m net per season agreed, though for the time being things are at a standstill.

The plan was to take the USA international on the tour together with his compatriot Christian Pulisic, for preparation and also marketing reasons.

However, Valencia announced this morning that Musah is in the list of players who will take part in the friendly matches in Switzerland, starting with the match against San Gallo.

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  1. Will be a pity if we can’t bring him in, but with all the other business going on I understand not being willing to just keep upping the bid. Hopefully the player wants to be at Milan rather than the English mid table and says he’ll either leave for free next year or move this year.

  2. If they play hard ball, then just give final offer. Take it or leave it.

    Peter Lim is desperate for money, but truth is current Valencia didn’t have many stars that worth a lot. So they grab Musah hoping there will be auction, as currently theres more team that need midfielder right now (easiest example would be Liverpool, on the verge of losing Henderson and Fabinho to Arab)

    If we can’t get him I think just go for Dominguez. He is still 25, Argentina international, knows serie a well, cheaper and on last year of contract, and will give us number 6 role that virtually none of the current Milan players are natural.

    But any negotiation hopefully conclude before 25th July so they can join Milan in last big friendly in USA, and have time to acclimatise with teammates and strategy.

  3. with Chukwueze joining, so Pulisic will take the AMC spot in 4231. so the midfielders is enough with Krunic, Pobega, RLC and Reijnder.

          1. maybe but if we get chukwuenze and we already have pulisic and leao then my guess is that we will play with the 4-2-3-1 formation.

            leao on the left, pulisic cam- chukwuenze on the right

            Obviously i might be wrong in my assesments, but pulisic best stats % wise in out come in regard of goals/assists in regard of played matches is actually his best position and i have a difficult time to believe that either pulisic or chukwuenze is bought to be substitures.

            Think we might shift formation often depending on the teams we meet at least thats what i hope for because it would also offer us some new opportunities in regard of squad rotaion,

            Time will tell

          2. This Milan should be tactically versatile. they have to have unpredictable factor and be able to implement several formations such as 4-2-3-1, 4-3-3, or even more defensive 3-4-2-1.

  4. I like Musah. I want him over Dominguez, but I agree with others. There is no reason to pay the 25 million that Lim is currently demanding. And to just go for Dominguez ultimately because it would make tactical sense too.

    I still hope the deal can be done, but with all the players we are signing that are clear upgrades I must add, including Okafor, I can see why it’s difficult to increase the bid at this point in time.

    1. I think Pioli wants a midfield with lots of tall, strong players. Kamada spent quite fit his ideal profile and we now have Pulisic for AM.

    2. Kamada deal is abandoned by Pioli. He was always Maldini’s idea. Pioli doesn’t want a focal point for AM. He wants it to be unpredictable.

  5. Definately Theo, leao, Giroud, Chuk, Okafor and pulisic will go forward. We want a concrete defensive midfielder to take care of the back. I prefer Dominguez. Musah plays like Frattesi and Milinkovic – savic. He is not defensive at all.

  6. This peter lim play hardball, i was hoping ACM sign yunus but if this peter lim keep insist 25m euro then maybe furlani can consider sign dominques ( pioli request)

  7. Negotiations are still ongoing. If he’s the only one that will take so long to get, Milan will be willing to wait. They have identified their targets, and gone head on for them, while also looking for alternatives, just incase. The player is willing to come to Milan, so, ultimately, Valencia do not have much options. Except there’s a change of mind on Milan’s part, Musah will arrive.

  8. Their idiot owner Peter Lim is the reason the team is in the dumpster and a player like Musah wants to leave so badly. Would be a shame if he’s not allowed to make the move to Milan, even just for the player’s sake. Milan have shown they are operating well in the mercato and I’m sure can find another target. Hopefully things work out with the move for Musah once cooler heads prevail.

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