AC Milan are currently behind Manchester United in the race to sign Spain starlet Dani Olmo, according to a report.
With the departures of Andrea Bertolacci, Jose Mauri and Riccardo Montolivo at the end of the month confirmed, new boss Marco Giampaolo is in the market for midfield reinforcements.
Olmo, 21, has been linked with a move to the Rossoneri before and is attracting interest for a number of clubs following his impressive performances this season for Dinamo.
He racked up a combined 12 goals and assists in the league last term, and the player’s agent Marko Naletilić confirmed Milan’s interest back in December.
Olmo himself admitted he is flattered by interest from Milan during an interview in June, though it seems like another side has taken the lead in the race.
According to Milannews.it (via Calciomercato.com), Premier League giants Manchester United are now in pole due to Leonardo’s departure as sporting director in May.
It was Leonardo who was strongly interested in him but since the Brazilian director is now at PSG, who are also linked with the €40m-rated Olmo, other teams have overtaken Milan.
Olmo scored what proved to be the winning goal as Spain’s Under-21s defeated Germany in the final of the European Under-21 Championship over the weekend.
The former La Masia graduate scored three goals during the tournament and was named man of the match in the final and his agent Naletilić has admitted there will now be “serious talks” about his future.
“At this point I can’t comment on it!” Baru told Sportske Novosti. “Serious talks start from today, ultimately decided by Dinamo and Olmo, of course.
“I send all interested clubs to Dinamo and when the clubs agree a fee, I will come to agree on the conditions for Dani.
“Dani can play for any club as he has already showed this at the Euro U21s. When we are talking about Manchester United, they have no such player as Olmo.”