CorSport: Maldini on a mission in Madrid; talks planned over two strikers

By Oliver Fisher -

Paolo Maldini is set to fly to Madrid in order to meet both Real and Atletico over a pair of strikers, according to a report.

Speculation first emerged on Saturday suggesting that the Milan director would head out to the Spanish capital in order to try and accelerate a couple of mercato moves.

Now, Sunday’s edition of il Corriere dello Sport confirms that a trip to Madrid is on the agenda as Maldini wishes to secure at least one more new forward before the window slams shut.

The trip will have two purposes: on the one hand, there is reportedly the possibility of intensifying talks with Real over their striker Mariano Diaz.

Meanwhile, slightly more predictably, he will also hold talks with Atletico Madrid to define whether a deal for Angel Correa will be possible.

Milan have apparently held an interest in Diaz since the start of the summer and his availability was even apparently discusses during the mission to sign Theo Hernandez.

Reports earlier on Sunday claimed that the Dominican could be viewed as an alternative to Correa, for whom Atletico continue to demand €55m, the paper states.

The Rossoneri for their part will not raise their offer above €40million plus €5m in bonuses, and it continues to block Atleti’s move for Rodrigo Moreno Machado and even André Silva’s move to Valencia to replace him.

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