GdS: Tonali situation remains blocked as Milan fail to strike deal – Juventus observing

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan have not yet formally completed the permanent signing of Sandro Tonali from Brescia which has reportedly alerted Juventus.

As reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews), the deadline for the option to buy on the midfielder expires tomorrow, but the two clubs have not yet found an agreement. Even though the parties are not far away, the white smoke has not arrived and it could go beyond the deadline.

Milan asked for and obtained a discount, but the final agreement has not yet been reached because the last conversation between Maldini and Cellino dates back to last week, with silence since. inclusion of Giacomo Olzer in the deal brought the clubs closer, but Milan’s owners Elliott Management do not want to pay above €10m to sign Tonali permanently. Brescia are entitled to another €15m having already granted a discount on the bonuses.

The addition of a second counterpart like striker Lorenzo Colombo could unblock the situation, but Milan will have to negotiate and in the meantime Juventus are carefully observing the evolution of the situation.

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  1. Elliott is very poor.Nothing has changed even with UCL qualification. Milan is in trouble. I seriously doubt we can add quality worthy of UCL to this squad.The always look for ridiculous type of deal.Is that how poor Milan has become.

      1. Well that goes without saying, since they are a vulture fund.

        They have done more than our previous owners while spending considerably less though, which says a lot.

    1. The Champions’ League should give Milan ~€45m of additional income, for being in the group stages (and they’ll be a 4th seed, so don’t expect them to get out of the group).

      So that’s approximately the fees for Maignon and Tomori have spent that additional revenue already.

      Don’t say “nothing’s changed”, realise that Milan last year had a lot of loan players and even keeping the squad the same as last year would be very expensive to realise.

      Tonali will cost €15-25m more to buy outright. He’s unlikely to be a first choice starter and Milan have contract problems with Kessie and Calabria. Is that a wise investment? That’s what they’re trying to work out.

    2. your brain is very poor too, 28m for Tomori, 15m for Maignan already, you think thats free?

      We are also in the middle of a freaking pandemic

    1. They’re interested in growing the value of the club to make their investment back, but of course profits is their end game.

      You have two types of club owner at top level clubs these days:
      – owners looking for political power and not interested in the spend
      – owners who recognise the profit potential of clubs and are looking to make profit from it

      Silvio Berlusconi used the club to further his political ambition and then sold it to owners who nearly bankrupted it. Elliot have stabilised the club, but surely it’s fair that Milan shouldn’t be spending more money than they make?

      1. You guys are all dumb! You only claim you support Milan yet you don’t know a thing about Milan or the market…

  2. I get that money is important but my God has it taken over the game and poisoned Milan which can be seen with owners Elliot. Elliot have destroyed Milan’s history in a few short years. Now we’re trying to nickel and dime over Tonali… Just wait, we will lose him over 5 mil and it will be another Locatelli story. So far in the recent past, we’ve lost Gigio, Locatelli, Cristante, Acerbi, all for nothing and they’re all current Italy internationals.

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