Report: Milan ‘insist’ on signing €40m Juventus defender; he may be allowed to join

By Oliver Fisher -

Juventus may be willing to sanction Merih Demiral’s exit in January with AC Milan strongly linked, according to a report.

RAI Sport were the first to report the Rossoneri’s interest in the Turkey international, while Sky Italia (as cited by revealed in August that Milan were willing to offer €35m for the centre-back.

Respected journalist Gianluca Di Marzio claimed that Milan did have some room left in the summer budget for Demiral, but they ultimately weren’t able to get a deal over the line.

Since them, Demiral has spent every game this season on the bench aside from Juventus-Verona in Serie A on September 21st.

According to, the former Sassuolo defender ‘could find a place in the Milan of new coach Stefano Pioli’.

Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici rates Demiral highly, and as such would apparently only allow him to join Milan on a dry loan or as a loan with option to buy and a buy-back inserted for the Bianconeri.

Meanwhile, other report have suggested that Milan are ready to go back in for RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano next summer.

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