COPE: Milan closing in on midfield target as Valencia drop price to €20m

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are getting closer to the signing of Yunus Musah from Valencia as the asking price has been lowered slightly, a report claims.

According to a report from Deportes COPE Valencia, Musah is moving closer to joining Milan. Valencia have now moved from their stance of demanding €25m and hope to be able to close an agreement for €20m.

Both clubs are happy to accelerate the negotiation, meaning that the Rossoneri might well now get the final piece for the midfield that they have been after since Tijjani Reijnders arrived from AZ Alkmaar.

Musah is under contract until June 2026 but Valencia have financial problems and thus are likely to be forced into selling their key assets, of which the USA international is certainly one.

The 20-year-old is understood to be keen on the move and he is not currently training with the rest of the squad due to knee discomfort, which could of course be a smokescreen of sorts.

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  1. Lo Celso can play everywhere in the midfield. He is an outstanding player and a cheap option.

    Or we go get Faticanti, a pure italian talent.

    Joris Chotard from montpellier is also an outstanding talent

    Tomasso Baldanzi should be our mister X for this end of transfert. A good player for rotation enabling him to gain confidence and his spot gradually

  2. Still need to sign Dominguez unless Pioli truly believe Musah/Reijnders can play as regista until Bennacer is back.

    1. Why can’t Musah play at DM, and Dominguez can? He is young, having physicality, plenty of pace, and dribbling ability to cover for both defense and attacking. Also, he is coming from La liga, and being in the first team of USMNT. His profile, and technical report are way more convincing than Dominguez. Don’t forget that Bologna would have asked for almost the same transfer fee as Valencia.

  3. Should be further lower to maybe 17m maximum.

    However is there any other good local italian midfield player which affordable?

  4. To address people here, Musah is entirely capable of playing DM and has the ability to do so. I do think this won’t rule out another midfielder coming after as we are playing 4-3-3.

    1. After Musah we would have the following central midfielders: Musah, Reijnders, RLC, Bennacer, Pobega, and Krunic. 2x player for each of the three spots. And all six can play in all three positions if necessary. I highly doubt we would bring in someone else, not only because we already have the numbers, but then some of these new players who are expecting to be starters, or at least see significant time, will be spending a lot of time on the bench. You can manage one, but when you have two it gets sticky. I’m not talking about Krunic or Pobega either. If Dominguez arrives, for example, which of Dominguez, Musah, Reijnders, RLC and Bennacer would you sit? Most of these guys had interest from other clubs. We don’t want unhappy players. Furthermore, at this point we need a striker or a CB more than a 7th midfielder.

      1. Bennacer is injured long term. Pobega isn’t likely to stay at Milan either.

        We don’t need a CB, Simic can step into the role as 5th choice CB if need be.

        1. Why is Simic able to step to 5th choice CB if need be, but Pobega unable to be 5th or 6th choice CM? Are you that negative about Pobega?

        2. Pobega doesn’t want to go and Milan needs more midfielders this season (Benny is out long and switch to 4-3-3). I’m 100% sure Pobega stays.

  5. If this injury is actually a smokescreen to force a transfer, I am not sure we should be acquiring his services. He can do it to them, he will do it to us eventually.

    If not, then we should go for a healthier and more economical option.

  6. Would have preferred Ricci instead. But signing Italians domestically always proves too difficult. Musah is good though. But his profile is quite similar to what we have already.
    And so far I’ve been looking at our squad list for registration, as it stands, we are still going to have to sacrifice spots again

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