Reports: Spalletti ‘likely’ to be appointed Milan boss; talks with Inter underway

By Oliver Fisher -

Luciano Spalletti is moving towards accepting AC Milan’s offer to become head coach on a two-year deal, a report claims.

Our correspondent Vito Angele has told us that the club has decided to dismiss Marco Giampaolo, with Spalletti the first choice to replace him.

It was not expected to be a simple negotiation though, as he still has a contract with Inter until 2021 that would need resolving first, though La Gazzetta dello Sport reported that the Nerazzurri would be happy to do so.

Rudi Garcia, Stefano Pioli and Claudio Ranieri – all of whom have managerial experience in Serie A – were listed as alternatives.

However, journalist Nicolo Schira is now reporting that Spalletti has expressed to his assistants his intention to listen to the proposal of Milan.

The 60-year-old has been staying in Milan (with wife Tamara and daughter Matilda) over the last few months, and after initially rejecting Milan’s proposal he now seems keen to listen.

Spalletti wants a two year deal, Schira adds, while Claudio Raimondi has told SportMediaset (via MilanNews) that he is ‘likely to be on the Milan bench for the game against Lecce’.

Raimondi adds that talks are underway with Inter to resolve his contract and although it will not be straightforward, it seems Milan will get their man.

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