CM: The race for Tonali is on – Inter poised to seal €35m deal but Milan won’t give up

By Oliver Fisher -

Sandro Tonali is expected to be at the centre of a market derby between AC Milan and Inter this summer, according to a report.

The Rossoneri continue to be linked with a move for the 20-year-old who has gone on the record multiple teams about being a boyhood fan of the club, but Calciomercato.com are reporting that the Nerazzurri have a clear advantage at present.

Their director Giuseppe Marotta is in discussions with both Brescia president Massimo Cellino and the player’s agent Beppe Bozzo, but Paolo Maldini has not given up hope of snatching a player that Stefano Pioli likes a lot.

He is considered to be the ideal midfielder for the Milan of the present but, above all, of the future. There has been more than one discussion with Beppe Bozzo to understand if there is the possibility of making something happen, but Milan are yet to make their first official offer.

The report adds that Milan have no desire to create an auction with Inter, but rather are waiting for if an opportunity arises. Brescia want to close a deal at around €35million and Inter already have an agreement with the player’s entourage.

In addition, Antonio Conte has already given his go-ahead to the arrival of Tonali on the condition that another important investment is then made for an experienced player. Nonetheless, Cellino has not closed the door on Milan.

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