AC Milan will continue their pursuit of Atletico Madrid forward Angel Correa regardless of whether Marco Giampaolo changes formation, a report claims.
Reports from Calciomercato.com on Monday – who cited Spanish outlet AS – stated that Correa was not present at training with his team-mates on Monday.
The report claims that the player could travel to Milan in the next 48 hours to formalise the deal and sign for the Rossoneri.
Now, La Gazzetta dello Sport claim on Tuesday that Milan are going ‘full speed ahead’ for Correa, regardless of whether Giampaolo opts to switch to a 4-3-3.
Giampaolo told Sky Italia after the dismal defeat against Udinese (via Football Italia) that he is considering scrapping the 4-3-1-2 in favour of the formation which Gennaro Gattuso preferred.
La Gazzetta dello Sport adds that the Argentine is considered useful in all attacking roles that may be used: namely as a trequartista, a second striker or a winger.
The negotiation is moving quickly, and the current offer on the table is this: €35million, added to which will be €5m in bonuses if he is still a Milan player in two years.
Furthermore, Atletico will receive 30% of the future resale if Milan sells the player for over €35m, and Milan leaders are optimistic that they can finally get a deal done.
The report concludes by stating that Correa remains the one and only mercato goal between now and the window closing on September 2nd.
In addition, La Gazzetta adds that Milan are willing to raise their offer slightly in order to get the deal over the line.
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