Report: Intermediary at Casa Milan as links with €25m Barcelona defender intensify

By Oliver Fisher -

An intermediary was present at Casa Milan on Monday to discuss Barcelona right-back Emerson Royal, according to a report.

Emerson continues to be linked with a move to the Rossoneri, who are in the market for reinforcements on the right side of their defence given the struggles for consistency that Davide Calabria and Andrea Conti have had this summer.

Mundo Deportivo claimed earlier on Tuesday (via MilanNews), in recent days the Milan management have contacted Barcelona for information on Emerson.

The 21-year-old right-back is out on loan at Real Betis until next year but Barca would sell the Brazilian for €25-30m, a figure slightly inflated due to the fact they would have to pay Betis a €9m penalty for the early termination of the loan.

Borussia Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen, Everton, Newcastle and Tottenham were all also credited with interest.

According to transfer source Alessandro Jacobone on Twitter, an intermediary of Emerson was spotted at Casa Milan on Monday afternoon, who is presumably there to discuss the future of his client with the Rossoneri hierarchy, indicating concrete interest from Milan.

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