AC Milan have in fact not offered anywhere near €35million in negotiations for Angel Correa, according to reports in Spain.
The end is not yet in sight for what has been one of the longest and most drawn-out sagas in recent Milan mercato history.
We exclusively reported back in July that personal terms have been agreed with Correa and that Milan just had to agree a fee with Atletico Madrid for the move to go through.
After a lot of back-and-forth in the media, il Corriere della Sera provided a big update earlier in the week as they claimed that the two sides have a ‘draft agreement’ over a deal totalling €40million.
As per Goal Espana‘s Ruben Uria, the negotiation for the 24-year-old is still blocked, but the figures he reports are vastly different to what has been reported by the aforementioned sources.
Uria claims that it would take a bid of €40million including bonuses to persuade Atletico to sell, but so far the firm offer from Milan is just €25m.
The Rossoneri are trying to sell players to raise funds, the report continues, but both sides know it is a race against time.
If talks are successful then Rodrigo will move from Valencia to Atletico to replace him, but if not Correa will stay, Uria concludes.