AC Milan remain in talks with AZ Alkmaar over Tijjani Reijnders while evaluating the right strategy to take, according to a report.
Calciomercato.com notes the absence of Reijnders in AZ Alkmaar’s friendly win against Standard Liège today, with the midfielder not taking part in any of the three thirty-minute thirds.
Milos Kerkez played despite the rumours he is leaving, but Reijnders was entirely left out again just as he was against Shakhtar Donetsk recently, a detail that fuels the Rossoneri’s hopes of unlocking the deal.
The Dutch club rejected the first offer of €16m plus €3m bonuses and insist on their valuation of €25m. Giorgio Furlani and Geoffrey Moncada are studying the new proposal to present to finally get past the resistance.
The objective is to sign Reijnders before leaving for the tour in the United States on July 21. One of the ideas is to raise the fixed part to €20m, while simultaneously lowering the bonuses.
Reijnders, for his part, already has an agreement with the Diavolo over a five-year contract worth €1.7m net per season. News is awaits, and contacts with the intermediaries of the operation are also expected in the next few hours.