Romano: The truth regarding a possible resale clause for Arsenal related to Milan midfielder

By Oliver Fisher -

Arsenal will receive no money if AC Milan were to sell midfielder Ismael Bennacer at some point in the future, a report claims.

Bennacer joined Milan in the summer from Empoli for a fee widely reported to be €16m plus €2m in bonuses, with the young Algerian having impressed since he was allowed to leave the Gunners.

According to a report from Fabrizio Romano for Calciomercato.com, there has been talk in England of a clause related to a possible resale of the 21-year-old that would see Arsenal pocket a certain percentage of the fee.

However, Romano claims that the north London club had an option to match the Rossoneri’s offer for Bennacer when Paolo Maldini and Zvonomir Boban made their move, a clause inserted when Empoli bought the player from Arsenal.

However, the English side chose not to match Milan’s bid, but in doing so they also forfeited that opportunity obtain a resale percentage from Milan.

As a result, Arsenal are no longer tied in any way to Bennacer’s path, and with the youngster growing every week under Stefano Pioli that certainly bodes well for the Diavolo.

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