MN: Spain return most likely solution for Andre Silva; Laxalt nears exit

By Oliver Fisher -

The most likely destination for AC Milan striker Andre Silva is currently Spain, according to a report.

It is no secret that the Rossoneri are looking to find a buyer for Silva, both because he does not fit in Marco Giampaolo’s plans and because his sale would raise funds for the mercato.

Recent reports suggested that Sporting CP were interested in the idea of loaning the Portugal international, but it appears there is no concrete interest in the forward, who saw a move to Monaco collapse earlier in the summer.

Anto Vitiello of reports that in order to sign Angel Correa from Atletico Madrid – the primary target of the Rossoneri leadership – Silva must be sold.

For now it is a waiting game while Jorge Mendes is working to find Silva a new club, and the report adds that a return to Spain is the most likely solution at this point, having spent last season on loan at Sevilla.

Correa’s agent Augustin Jimenez is currently ‘present in a well-known hotel in the center of Milan’ waiting for news that a deal can be closed.

Meanwhile, Vitiello adds that Diego Laxalt is close to sealing his departure, with a fresh meeting today set to confirm his move to Atalanta on loan with obligation to buy.

Only personal terms remain to be agreed: the Uruguayan currently earns €1.8m-a-year and has a contract until 2022, and Atalanta will apparently offer him five-year contract but with reduced salary.

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