CM: Milan’s relaunch should be enough to beat Juventus to midfielder – details and figures

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are reportedly closing in on the signing of Renato Sanches from Lille, beating the competition of their rivals Juventus.

Milan have been linked with a move for Sanches over the last few months as they look to bolster the midfield department given that Franck Kessie will depart on a free transfer once his contract expires at the end of the season.

According to, Renato Sanches is getting closer and closer to joining Milan, who have intensified contacts with his agent Jorge Mendes in order to try and get the operation over the line.

Milan have reached an agreement over personal terms on a four-year deal worth €4.5m net per season with Sanches and Mendes, which is a big step forward in the talks.

They tried to sign him in January and agreed a €20m fee with Lille, but the figure paid in the summer mercato should involve a slight discount on that amount given we are six months closer to his contract expiring now.

Next week there should be further contacts to complete the deal in its entirety, as Paolo Maldini’s latest push seems to have beaten the advances of Juve.

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  1. Sanches is really more of a replacement for Brahim Diaz/CAM position, not defensive midfielder position where Kessie (mostly) plays/played.

    Tonali and Bennacer have the 2 defensive mid positions locked up for next season (if Pioli stays with the 4-2-3-1 formation)… so Sanches would be a good upgrade from Diaz who has been terrible.

    I still would love Dybala the most who can play both CAM and RW.

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