AC Milan have confirmed the interest of CSKA Moscow in winger Samu Castillejo through sporting director Ricky Massara, a source in Russia has revealed.
Sport24 writes how Massara announced this afternoon that CSKA Moscow are interested in signing the Spaniard before the transfer window shuts for Russian Premier League clubs on September 7.
“There is indeed interest from CSKA. I can’t say more yet,” Massara apparently told Sport24 correspondent Mikhail Mozharovsky.
CSKA are negotiating the signing of the 26-year-old and the deal may include an option to buy him outright for €8-10m, which is the figure Milan have reportedly been after all summer so far. The report mentions that Castillejo is already in the process of applying for a Russian visa, as he must arrive in Moscow by September 7.
Castillejo joined Milan from Villarreal in the summer of 2018 but has fallen by the wayside and is now considered a fringe player. Despite this, ex-Villarreal man played 43 matches for the club, in which he scored 3 goals and added 4 assists.