AC Milan are continuing to dream of signing Federico Chiesa and even have Elliott’s approval to pursue talks, a report claims.
After things seemed to go quiet on the Chiesa front, speculation has burst into life over the past 24 hours suggesting Milan have not yet given up on the idea of signing him.
According to SportMediaset, Rocco Commisso has dropped his asking price from €70m to €50m for the Italy international, but given that the two interested clubs – Milan and Juventus – will not pay that in cash it is possible that counterparts could become involved.
Milan may have an advantage in the race because Chiesa, like Sandro Tonali, has the Rossoneri in his heart. In addition, La Viola are admirers of Lucas Paquetà, a player that Maldini and Massara are trying to sell and who could accept a move to Fiorentina.
The certainty is that Chiesa will leave this summer. Paqueta plus €20million could make everyone happy, the report adds, and Milan’s relationship with agent Fali Ramadani – a man close to the Chiesa family – could help push something through.
Juventus meanwhile first need to sell to lighten the salary. Time, as in the case of the Tonali deal, could play in favour of Maldini and Massara.
Even in this case, the directors have the green light from Elliott , who are always a sponsor of young and quality players.