Mediaset: Fofana deal in the ‘final stages’ as Milan and Monaco agree transfer fee

By Isak Möller -

Youssouf Fofana is getting closer to AC Milan, following France’s exit from the Euros, and the deal could be closed as early as this week. According to a report, the Rossoneri have reached an agreement in principle with Monaco over the transfer fee. 

In an attempt to fix their defensive balance ahead of next season, Milan are expected to sign a defensive midfielder and Fofana has been at the top of their wish list for a long time. And with France now out of the Euros, the Rossoneri are looking to clinch the deal.

According to Mediaset, as cited by MilanNews, a total agreement is getting closer as Fofana already has given his word to Milan. This week should be decisive and the transfer fee should be around €22m plus another €2m in bonuses, which both clubs would be happy with.

The 25-year-old played 35 games for Monaco last season and would certainly be a great addition for the Rossoneri. A whopping 49 goals were conceded in Serie A last season and the hope is that someone like Fofana, along with Paulo Fonseca’s tactics, can help Milan overturn the negative trend.

In addition to Fofana, Milan are also seemingly getting closer to Alvaro Morata, who will be the starting No.9 next season.

Tags AC Milan Monaco Youssouf Fofana


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  1. Wasn’t there a report yesterday that Milan sent an offer to Monaco that was 12 million plus bonuses?
    24 hours later Milan is close to agreeing a deal with Monaco for 22 million + 2 million in bonuses.
    So the true numbers will be somewhere in the middle

    1. The numbers will be whatever they are when officially revealed. This is just proof that 90% of content on here is just something to procrastinate to and shouldn’t be taken any more seriously than that.

      Unfortunately the tabloids live rent free in most peoples heads.

    2. Just tells you it’s all speculative. No one knows anything. In fact, that should be the title of Milan’s mercato:


      There’s absolutely no physical way that anyone would know what offers were sent to any club for any player unless it’s official. So yesterday people were losing their minds for nothing.

  2. With Fofana, Kessie replacement has arrived. Reijnders did when Tonali left and Bennacer should be completely recovered for the new season. No one can seriously tell me that Koop, Luiz, Thuram/Fagioli and Barella, Chalha, Zielinski…

    Juve midfield is made by just looking at transfermarkt

    Don’t forget each of them has their own replacement Adli for Bennacer, Musah for Fofana and as it stand RLC for Reijnders… I think our midfield will be great again… J.David and Morata need to be purchased fast for them to get accustomed to the new environment and of course Kiwior and Kayode for defense…

  3. Here what I found from Fabrizio Romano:
    “🚨🔴⚫️ Understand Youssuf Fofana has agreed personal terms with AC Milan.

    The player has accepted the proposal, he wants to join Milan.

    Negotiations ongoing with AS Monaco.

    Monaco already rejected €30m proposal from Nottingham Forest, as talks with AC Milan will follow.”
    If they rejected 30M€ from Nottingham Forest, how can we get him with our less than 20M€ proposals ?
    Also according to some Monaco fans, he is a decent midfielder, but you can’t always count on him, so we might need another (a true) defensive midfielder, but who knows ?

    1. Because Fofana doesn’t want to go there. The number doesn’t matter at that point, and is only used to try to hype up Milan brass into paying more.

      Milan has the leverage given he’s on his last year and Fofana wants the move.

    2. Just like leeds offer more money for CDK to club brugge. If player dont want to go there , you cannot forcing them to accept. What fofana want to do with nott forest? Stepping stone for jump to arsenal,manc city,liverpool ? He is not young player anymore . Moving to nott forest = wasting 1 year of your career

    1. Well Fonesca said he wants his team to push high up with all the players including backline and for that we do not need a sitting back DM but someone like Kessie, in this case Fofana.

      I’m not really fond of this high pressing football but let’s see how it will differ from Pioliball.

      1. Yes agree, in training fonzy want all player play simple and push with high intensity. Classic DMF will slower that high pressing football. But that tactic could be danger in derby , simone always know how to neutralize that high press pioli ball

      2. The difference is the defense from the front line. Pioli was more of a midblock because Rlc and giroud are too slow to react and pressure the ball. Leao just couldn’t be bothered. Pulisic would react but all 4 in the front line need to react instantly when the ball is lost. A high line only works if you don’t give teams time to make runs and find a ball…also he likes to play a 3-2-5 offensively so those 3 in the back will be narrow allowing outlets only to wide areas where the full backs should be high forcing the wingers back to defend and leaving no one wide to receive while the front line tries to win the ball back. The whole system has to function. One broken wheel and it falls apart.

    2. Let the coach decide that, THEO had a wonderful tournament and he did nt play like he used to do at MILAN, I watched all France games nd I saw how solid nd strong Fofana his, he is better than Tchomeni and he can be more defensive nd more attacking than Rabiot, so what more do you want ?

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