GdS: Boban’s mission in Madrid and the strategy for Correa deal

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan director Zvonomir Boban has reportedly flown to Madrid to try and unlock a deal for Atletico’s Angel Correa.

It is seemingly no secret that Correa is the main target to reinforce the forward department between now and the end of the transfer window.

Personal terms have been agreed, but Milan must reduce the gap between the offer (€40m plus bonuses) and Atleti’s demands (€50-55m).

It was recently claimed that Atletico had accepted Milan’s offer of €42million plus 30% future resale percentage, though reports on Friday morning suggested this was not the case.

Saturday’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport provides an update on the situation by claiming that Boban is in Madrid to try and get the deal over the line.

Diego Simeone for his part wants Rodrigo Moreno from Valencia to replace Correa, and the latter has apparently expressed his desire to leave and join Milan.

Boban’s strategy is as follow: he will try to convince Atletico that closing the deal will benefit all parties.

He is still hoping that André Silva will end up at Valencia, and the possible sale of Franck Kessie too could give Milan more than enough funds to seal the deal, though the ivorian has doubts over leaving.

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