There was an abundance of rumours on Thursday that AC Milan are exploring a deal for Dejan Kulusevski, but they appear destined to be quickly extinguished.
According to Calciomercato.com, Kulusevski has indeed entered Paolo Maldini’s radar and the purchase of Dusan Vlahovic plus the desire of Juve to also sign a midfielder has pushed the Swede towards an exit. Despite Federico Chiesa’s injury, the former Parma star not carved out a prominent role in Max Allegri’s side and is considered sellable.
Juventus even offered Milan a two-year paid loan of €5m with a mandatory obligation to buy set at €35m, which is the figure they paid (plus bonuses) two years ago in January 2020 to sign him from Parma.
There were talks between agent of the 21-year-old forward and Milan, but only in the next few hours it will be possible to understand if this approach can turn into a real negotiation. The €35m request remains too high for the Rossoneri anyway, but stances could change.