Reports: Talks with Leipzig underway as Milan set asking price for midfielder

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu is attracting interest from RB Leipzig and could be sold for the right offer, a report claims.

Calhanoglu arrived at Milan in 2017 from Leverkusen for a fee of €20m, and has gone on to amass 12 goals and 24 assists in 91 competitive games.

Despite indications in preseason so far that he can adapt to Marco Giampaolo’s favoured 4-3-1-2 system, a starting spot looks to be far from certain for the Turkey international.

In fact, a report earlier in the week claimed that Calhanoglu is behind Lucas Paqueta as the starting mezz’ala on the left side.

As a result, the 25-year-old is apparently considering his future at the club amid interest from Germany, and now the main suitors have seemingly been named.

Newspaper il Corriere dello Sport (via PianetaMilan.it) claim that Leipzig are back in for the No.10 having considered a move for him in January. 

This is backed up by reports in the Italian press on Thursday, with claims that talks with Leipzig have taken place and that a €25m asking price has been set.

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