Juventus head coach Max Allegri has asked the board to try and sign Alessio Romagnoli from AC Milan, according to a report.
MilanNews24 writes how Juventus have carefully watched the evolution of the Gianluigi Donnarumma and Hakan Calhanoglu situations as their contracts at Milan wound down, but in the end they did not decide to move concretely for either.
The report adds how for about a year the Bianconeri have also been following Romagnoli as a potential option to rejuvenate their defence with an Italian centre-back, to replace Giorgio Chiellini long term. Merih Demiral’s negative showing have prompted Allegri to ask for the signing of Romagnoli.
There are two options available: a €10-15m bid to close the deal quickly, given Romagnoli’s deal expires in 2022, or a pre-contract agreement directly with the player in January. The Milan captain will be able to sign as a free agent and retrace the path of Donnarumma and Calhanoglu if he wishes, and Raiola has shown he doesn’t mind that.