CM: Reason for Jovic snub revealed; Milan prepare final Correa push

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are ready to make one final push to sign Angel Correa from Atletico Madrid, according to a report.

In what has quickly become a long and drawn-out transfer saga, Correa is still seemingly no closer to joining Milan despite his willingness to complete the move.

The distance between the two sides remains over transfer fee, with the Rossoneri not willing to go above €40m plus bonuses and Atleti looking for at least €10m more, depending on which reports you believe.

As per a report from Calciomercato.com, the message from Paolo Maldini during Tuesday’s press conference is correct in that the club must focus on sales, but signing one more forward appears to be firmly on the agenda.

They claim that talks with Real Madrid have been ongoing since the Theo Hernandez deal, and the name of Luka Jovic came up as a possible option recently, but Milan ‘did not get excited’.

While Milan would enjoy having the player at their disposal, the club are not keen on taking players on dry loans and developing them only to send them back in 12 months time.

The priority therefore is still Correa, with negotiations described as ‘at a stalemate’ but with Milan considering raising their offer.

The player’s agent Augustin Jimenez will stay in Europe as a final push is expected from Boban and Maldini, who remain hopeful Atletico’s stance may have softened.

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