AC Milan may still have the chance to sign Arkadiusz Milik this summer despite the comments of Napoli’s sporting director, a report claims.
With his current deal set to expire in 2021 it puts the Partenopei in a difficult position as they must either agree a renewal before next season or sell him – with a fee of up to €40m mentioned – otherwise they risk losing him for free.
However, sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli moved to squash speculation linking Milik with Milan by insisting that his renewal is currently being negotiated.
According to Friday’s edition of il Corriere dello Sport (via Calciomercato.com), it is ‘really very difficult, if not impossible’ to imagine that Milik and Napoli will continue together into next season.
They claim that the insertion of a €100million release clause, valid only for abroad, was considered excessive by Milik and in addition to that the Poland international wants a fresh challenge.
The paper claims that word from Spain has revealed interest from Atletico Madrid and Sevilla, while in England they tell of enquiries from Arsenal and Tottenham.
However, it is Milan who have surged into the lead for the signature of the 26-year-old, though it remains to be seen what the summer market will bring, especially given the uncertainty surrounding Zlatan Ibrahimovic.