Reports: Parma director denies Laxalt interest but Conti is a target

By Oliver Fisher -

The sporting director of Parma has denied that they are interested in signing AC Milan full-back Diego Laxalt.

The Uruguay international is seemingly one of the players who has been made available for transfer this summer as the Rossoneri look to offload one of their four left-backs before the end of the window.

After Theo Hernandez’s €20m arrival from Real Madrid earlier in the summer, both Laxalt and Ivan Strinic are now battling it out for third in the pecking order in that position.

Parma are one of the sides who have been linked with both players, while earlier on Sunday a report emerged suggesting that they are ‘one step away’ from landing Laxalt.

A meeting between Milan and Parma is believed to have taken place on Friday, during which the availability of Laxalt was discussed.

Milan have reportedly set a €13m asking price for the former Genoa man, who also apparently had interest from the Premier League.

Daniele Faggiano – Parma’s sporting director – was asked about reported interest in Laxalt and Napoli’s Lorenzo Tonelli.

“Names I can’t speak of, but I can say that these two players are not among our goals,” he told Sportitalia (via MilanNews.it).

A report from Calciomercato.com meanwhile states that while Laxalt is not a target for the Crociati, Andrea Conti is.

It is not the first time they have been linked with a move for the former Atalanta man, and Paolo Maldini is apparently keen on the idea of sending him on a dry loan.

The player though for his part wants to stay and fight with Davide Calabria for the starting spot. Faggiano will now try and convince Conti to change his mind and move south east for the year.

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