Renato Sanches has a verbal pact with AC Milan but there is now a rush to close a deal given Juventus have entered the race, a report claims.
Calciomercato.com report how Sanches could have joined Milan in the last few days of the winter transfer window as the Rossoneri made a concrete attempt to bring him to Milanello as early as January, but the deal faded as Lille preferred to postpone the operation until next summer.
The Portuguese international has already ‘promised himself’ to Milan, but this must now be turned into a concrete agreement to avoid other clubs coming in to hijack. To that effect, Juventus have entered the race to sign him as they want to overhaul their midfield department.
That is why the battle is open but the Diavolo remain in pole position to land the 24-year-old at the moment, though as mentioned there must come a point where everything is agreed, or he will end up elsewhere.