An asking price has reportedly been set for playmaker Brahim Diaz after sporting director Ricky Massara announced his intentions to negotiate with Real Madrid.
The 21-year-old joined Milan from Los Blancos on a season-long loan deal and has scored three times including two goals in the Europa League, putting in some impressive performances in the process.
Reports from various sources have claimed that Milan could open talks with Real Madrid about extending his stay at San Siro beyond next June, and that seems to have now been confirmed.
Massara spoke DAZN before Sunday afternoon’s game at San Siro against Fiorentina and revealed his intention to ‘sit down’ with Real Madrid.
“He is doing very well and we are happy. We are convinced that he can give a lot. We will see, we will sit down with Real Madrid later on. We are very satisfied with what he has done,” he said (via MilanNews).
PianetaMilan have offered an update on the situation by claiming that the LaLiga side do not want to lose control of the player, and that Brahim Diaz one day wants to return to the Santiago Bernabeu as a protagonist.
For the moment though, his future seems to be at Milan and he would gladly stay at a club and in a team where he has integrated and where he feels very happy.
Real Madrid want €25million to sell the former Manchester City man outright, a figure not considered too high especially if Hakan Çalhanoğlu were to leave the Rossoneri.
Milan may accelerate further and try wrap up a deal in the January window, but Real could very well try to include a buy-back clause which would complicate things.