Di Marzio: Laxalt close to joining AC Milan

By Isak Möller -

According to Gianluca Di Marzio and Peppe Di Stefano of Sky, Milan’s Mercato is not closed just yet, with the club close to bringing in Genoa’s Diego Laxalt. 

The Rossoneri have turned their attention to Genoa’s Diego Laxalt, who can play just about anywhere on the left flank. In fact, there were contacts between Genoa and Milan this evening.

As reported by Di Marzio, the Uruguayan is close to joining the club and Milan would pay €18m including bonuses. However, €11m will be covered by Lapadula, whose stay at Genoa will be made permanent next summer. 

Therefore, the Rossoneri will add €3m to the €11m, plus another €4m in bonuses. In other words, they will pay a maximum of €7m. 

After negotiations this evening, the ‘ok’ from all parties arrived, even though Genoa wanted Bertolacci in the deal, which Milan said no to. 

The Rossoneri are reportedly worried over Ivan Strinic’s physical condition, and thus they decided to bring in Diego Laxalt to be on the safe side. 

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