Mediaset: Milan raise offer for centre-back as optimism filters regarding the operation

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are looking to close a deal for Takehiro Tomiyasu and seem to be optimistic about doing so, according to a report.

A number of different media outlets are reporting that Milan have a serious interest in Tomiyasu as they look to reinforce their defence before the window shuts.

Bologna sporting director Riccardo Bigon confirmed on Friday morning that Milan have made an offer for defender Tomiyasu, but it is not enough for them to sell just yet.

According to SportMediaset (via MilanNews), the absolute priority for Milan is a central defender. The Rossoneri are continuing to negotiate for Tomiyasu and have raised their offer from €15m to €18m plus bonuses, but it is still not enough.

The Bolognese want €25m, and the next few hours will be important also because a cautious optimism filters through. Milan, in fact, are not probing alternatives like Pezzella or Nastasic, judged not suitable Elliott project.

 

Tags AC Milan Takehiro Tomiyasu