Ruccardo Calafiori has been identified as Fode Ballo-Toure’s successor and talks are ongoing between AC Milan and Basel. However, the two clubs are currently not on the same page, a report claims.
Earlier today, Sky Italia reported that Milan had reached an agreement in principle with Basel for the loan of Calafiori. However, the article has now been updated by the outlet and states that the Swiss side aren’t keen on a loan.
They either want the formula to be a loan with an obligation to buy or an outright purchase which Milan, in turn, aren’t keen on. The Rossoneri eventually want to promote Davide Bartesaghi of the Primavera and thus don’t have Calafiori in their long-term plans.
The parties will likely be able to find a middle ground but the situation is more complicated than Sky Italia initially let on. Of course, the departure of Ballo-Toure (who seems to be close to Werder Bremen) must materialise first as well.