AC Milan’s proposed move for Atletico Madrid forward Angel Correa looks set to be off, according to the latest reports.
Correa is believed to have been the priority target for Milan for the majority of the summer window, and we reported back in July that personal terms have been agreed with Correa.
‘All’ that all that was needed was agreement with Atletico over a fee, and il Corriere della Sera recently stated that Milan and Atleti have a ‘draft agreement’ over a deal totalling €40million.
Gianluca Di Marzio (via @GuillaumeMP on Twitter) stated on Wednesday night that the Rossoneri made a two-year loan offer worth €10million (€5m per season).
The Sky Italia journalist added that there was an option to buy set at €25m that becomes an obligation if Correa plays over 45 games of 45 minutes or more over the two seasons, but it was rejected.
Now, La Gazzetta dello Sport are suggesting on Thursday that the deal could be dead in the water altogether as the two sides ‘have never been so far apart’ in negotiations.
A series of ‘unexpected events and detours’ means that talks between the two clubs were hampered and progress has finally stopped.
The paper adds that at the moment it seems like ‘a road with no way out’, however a late attempt cannot be completely ruled out.
Milan for their part are refusing to raise their latest offer of €35million plus €5m bonuses and 30% of future resale on sale over €35m, La Gazzetta adds.
The report goes on to conclude that the Rossoneri put forward the hypothesis of a loan with option to buy, which was deemed acceptable and ‘blew up the negotiating table’.
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