There may yet be further twists in the Mehdi Taremi saga as Fabrizio Romano is now claiming there are issues over personal terms.
The developments that took place during the day yesterday suggested that Taremi was heading for Milan and would become the 10th signing of the summer mercato, giving Stefano Pioli the centre-forward he wants to alternate with Olivier Giroud.
However, late last night reports regarding a stalemate in the operation arose. Sky in particular said that it was Porto who have put the handbrake on things as they wanted to secure better payment terms and bonuses.
Fabrizio Romano gave his latest update during his transfer news podcast with Francesco Porzio, and he denied that the issue is between the clubs but rather between the Rossoneri and the player’s entourage.
“What I know is that the problem is not between Milan and Porto. The problem is between Milan and the player’s side. They have to resolve some issues on the player’s side, but not with Porto,” he said.
“Porto gave the green light to the deal. I saw some reports saying problems between Milan and Porto – no. Porto are prepared to say yes for Taremi to Milan, 15 million euros, so everything is ready.
“They need to clarify something on the player’s side, this is the issue. Let’s see if they get it resolved. Milan are working on it, so there are contacts ongoing, I just want to tell you the reality and the reality is that there are discussions ongoing to understand what they have to do with Mehdi.”
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