AC Milan are preparing a swap deal involving Franck Kessie to try and land Arsenal star Lucas Torreira this summer, a report claims.
Incoming Rossoneri head coach, Marco Giampaolo, coached the Uruguayan at Sampdoria and has reportedly asked about the possibility of reuniting with the player at Milan.
Torreira joined the Gunners just one year ago for a fee of nearly €30m, and now il Corriere dello Sport reports that the London club are ready to demand €50m for the prized young midfielder.
However Milan have a plan, as the newspaper explains the Rossoneri no longer view Kessie as untouchable and value him at €30m, meaning he could be offered as part of a deal for Torreira.
Giampaolo sees Torreira as a ‘cornerstone’ of his project at the club, the report adds, with Milan confident a cash-plus-Kessie deal will be enough to land the 22-year-old.