Jean-Clair Todibo has informed the Milan leadership that he would be willing to accept a January move to San Siro, it is claimed.
We reported on Friday that Todibo is a target as Milan are looking to reinforce their defensive department in the January window, however two major obstacles exist at present.
Sky Italia’s Gianluca Di Marzio – as cited by MilanNews.it – then claimed could be contacts between Milan and the LaLiga side to talk about Todibo on Monday.
Now, Fabrizio Romano has provided an update for Calciomercato.com about the situation and the Rossoneri’s plans for the defence in January.
He reports that Todibo is very much a target for Milan, but that Juve’s Merih Demiral is still currently atop the list, though the Bianconeri are not willing to offer any discount in relation to his transfer fee.
This is why Todibo’s stock is on the rise: the 19-year-old is ‘hugely appreciated’ by Paolo Maldini, Zvonomir Boban and Ricky Massara.
And it seems like the interest is mutual, as Romano reports that Todibo has given the green light to move to Milan in the last few hours as he would like an experience in Serie A.
The two clubs are now in talks to understand the feasibility of the operation, with the LaLiga side keen to add a buy-back clause in the deal, but the Diavolo are not keen on that idea.
At the moment, Barca value the former Toulouse centre-back at €25m with Demiral almost double.
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