AC Milan are negotiating a deal with Valencia for winger Samu Castillejo that could go through before the window closes, a report claims.
This morning’s edition of Tuttosport (via MilanNews) writes that Valencia are pressing to close a deal with Milan for Castillejo before the end of the month, with the 27-year-old Spaniard considered outside the plans of Stefano Pioli and the management, having been so for some time.
The two clubs are working on the basis of a paid loan with an option to buy in what would be a return to the Valencia area for Castillejo, who previously played for their rivals Villarreal before making the switch to Milan in the summer of 2018.
Espanyol and Real Betis are also keen on signing Castillejo, whose contract with the Rossoneri expires in 2023. Time is of the essence though given there are only three days to get the deal over the line, with travel for a medical and other logistics to be factored in.