AC Milan remain interested in signing winger Angelo Gabriel from Santos but his asking price continues to rise, a report claims.
According to Calciomercato.it, some European clubs are already moving to sign the teenager – such as Nottingham Forest – but so are some Brazilian clubs like Flamengo. The Premier League side have made an offer of around €20m, rejected by Santos who are already looking forward to another record sale.
There is a €60m clause in the contract of Gabriel but it is unlikely anyone will pay that much. Liverpool, PSG and Manchester City have registered interest, while the Rossoneri have for now only established contacts with his agents but without taking any concrete steps.
The player remains in their crosshairs though, especially in the event of the sale of Rafael Leao in the summer, given that Gabriel would likely cost €35-40m.
However, Barcelona have a sort of ‘first refusal’ after the Neymar deal and the report cites Sport in claiming there have been talks between the Blaugrana and the Brazilian club over a loan with option to buy.
If a deal were agreed he would be enrolled as a young player in the academy, but with the right to train and play for the first team, thus circumventing the Financial Fair Play issue.
This is truly sad, there no way Milan sign him, the only way Milan gets him, if nobody wants him, and that is very unlikely. Adios another out of Milan’s reach.
Isn’t circumventing FFP rules a breach in FFP rules? And if that’s really a loophole why isn’t it used more often? Or is this one of those special Barca only rules…