GdS: From Tonali to Szoboszlai – Milan draw up four-man €130m midfield wish list

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan have a number of different midfielders on their shortlist ahead of the summer, a report claims, including Sandro Tonali.

La Gazzetta dello Sport are reporting that the Rossoneri management have been working for months to strengthen the midfield department with the team in desperate need of an alternative to the excellent Kessie-Bennacer pairing.

Benfica’s Florentino Luis remains a target, and although he has a release clause of €120million the Portuguese side are willing to drop considerably to do a deal at around €35-40million.

They would even discuss a possible two-year loan with an obligation to buy, while Milan may try to include Paquetà in the negotiation to get an exchange of loans, but Benfica are not keen.

The Dominik Szoboszlai idea (€25million) has cooled for obvious reasons, as Ralf Rangnick’s non-arrival has meant that everything is now complicated. Despite this, the interest of the management remains alive, given that the teenager was followed by Milan even back when Boban was operational.

At the moment, the name of Espanyol’s Marc Roca is also on stand-by. He too has a release clause of €40m, but the price is clearly negotiable as his current club were relegated.

The number one goal for the midfield, however, remains Sandro Tonali, a player that has everyone in agreement. The hurdle is the fact that Inter have Tonali’s approval, but they are waiting for the negotiation to take off with Cellino.

Milan could insert themselves into the race and match Inter’s offer of €30million. The charisma of Maldini, the icon of the Milan side that Tonali supported as a child, could convince the player.

Tags AC Milan Dominik Szoboszlai Florentino Luis Marc Roca Sandro Tonali