AC Milan and Fiorentina are working under the radar on a deal for winger Federico Chiesa, according to a report.
Monday’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews) reports how after Sandro Tonali, the Rossoneri have decided to focus their sights on another young Italian talent in Chiesa.
After initially seeming like a pipe dream for Milan, the paper claims that it has become a real and concrete negotiation which is happening under the radar.
Many contacts have taken place between Milan and Fiorentina over the last few weeks, with centre-back Nikola Milenkovic the initial target but with discussions having shifted to see Chiesa as the main protagonist.
Inter and Juventus are also keen on the Italy international, who Viola president Rocco Commisso could sell for around €40m despite his current request of €60m.
The deal remains difficult also because Maldini and Massara still want to pursue Milenkovic first, a player that Pioli has requested as a reinforcement for the defence.
Milan and Fiorentina are trying to work quietly, and the lack of disclosure by both Milan and Eintracht Frankfurt on the Ante Rebic deal – of which Fiorentina are an interested spectator due to their resale clause – suggests that between the Rossoneri and La Viola there may be an agreement regarding the names of the two Rossoneri targets Chiesa and Milenkovic.
The arrival of Commisso in Florence this week could be significant in order to decide the future of two of his prized assets.