CorSport: Messias could unlock Zaniolo deal – Mourinho is an admirer

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan could try to include Junior Messias in a deal for Nicolo Zaniolo to lower the cash sum needed, according to a report.

Today’s edition of Corriere dello Sport (via PianetaMilan) reports that Milan feel they can relaunch Zaniolo having admired him for years now. An agreement over personal terms has been practically closed over a deal until 2026, so there is pressure being put on.

However, Roma director Tiago Pinto remains adamant that he will not let Zaniolo leave without the loan deal having an obligation to buy, and not one subject to qualifying for the next Champions League as Milan are offering currently.

The two clubs have entrusted Zaniolo’s agent Vigorelli with the task of helping them find a meeting point, but it is worth noting that Roma were happy accept the amount that Tottenham had put forward last week which was €25m plus €5m in bonuses, from which a 15% sell-on is owed to Inter.

Milan have offered €3m for the loan fee plus €15m to make it. a permanent deal, but there is the stumbling block of the formula to overcome, but Roma’s owners the Friedkins plan to collect €70m in capital gains as soon as possible.

There could also be an exchange of loans whereby Junior Messias joins Roma, as per the report. He is a player that Jose Mourinho likes, so he could become an important key to unlock the issue.

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  1. Would be more unnececessary until he plays one game and get injured beyond the end of the season and then you only have Salemakers in that position!

    1. It’s hyperbolic to the point that the injury joke is not that funny anymore. Zaniolo missed 6 matches in this on going season. Same numbers as Messias. Saelemaekers 12 matches. Rebic 10 matches.

  2. Bruh it’s really really unlikely Roma would agree swap messias – zaniolo I’m sure that they are not that stupid to agree

  3. So this reporter wants us to believe that Mourinho is an idiot and blind on top of that. No one in their right mind and functional eyesight is an admirer.

  4. This is a joke right? I could see a team battling relegation being interested in Messias but a team that dreams of Europe? No way

  5. Jangan terlalu banyak berpikir, segera angkut zaniolo untuk menambal kelemahan milan di posisi penyerang sayap kanan atau opsi gelandang serang dan bahkan penyerang tengah

  6. Anytime I am feeling down and want to have a good laugh, I just open this page and o’boy, it doesn’t disappoint 😀.

    As Milan fans we already know what to expect on signings.
    After being linked with all the up coming talents we just but a buy a not-so- upcoming talent and the Mercato is over 😀😀😀

  7. Roma wont want Messias, but Zaniolo says he wants to stay in Italy. Juventus probably wont get CL, hes already at Roma, he may not want to go to Napoli, that only leaves us and Inter. For a change we are not competing with Prem league clubs, or the elite of European football so we have a good chance of getting him if what we read is to be believed.

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