AC Milan seem to be serious about trying to sign Marco Pellegrino from Club Atletico Platense and the president of the Argentine club is even reportedly due in Italy.
It was first reported by César Luis Merlo of TyC Sports on Tuesday that Milan are currently in talks with the Argentine club Platense over the possible arrival of Pellegrino as their search for a centre-back continues.
According to the latest from Diario Ole in Argentina, talks between the two clubs are underway and Platense president Sebastián Ordóñez is due to catch a flight to Italy to close the agreement.
Ordóñez himself is carrying out the negotiations and could meet with Antonio D’Ottavio, Milan’s sporting director, in the next few hours to advance the talks.
Platense are looking to keep a percentage of future resale as part of the deal, while the Rossoneri would pay around €5m for the signing of the 21-year-old, which is equal to his release clause.
The report claims that Pellegrino is regarded as one of the best young defenders in the Argentine league and he will fight for a spot in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, given the amount of U23 players needed.
Due to the fact he has Italian citizenship, Pellegrino would not occupy a non-EU spot for Milan either. So far he has made 17 appearances for Platense’s senior team, scoring one goal.