AC Milan are interested in signing Khvicha Kvaratskhelia from Rubin Kazan but are not in negotiations and reportedly face competition.
It was reported over the weekend by Metaratings.ru that Kvaratskhelia will continue his career in Italy as Milan were very close to completing a deal, with former Rossoneri defender Kakhaber Kaladze having assisted the operation.
We have been waiting for confirmation of this news from more reliable sources and Italy, but instead there has been nothing but denials, with the links even being described as a ‘hoax’ by Carlo Pellegatti.
According to the latest from Sky (via MilanNews), Milan are actually interested in signing Kvaratskhelia but they have not gone beyond a simple request for information. It remains a very difficult operation due to the request of the Russia club, which is about €18m.
Another factor that makes things difficult is that Premier League side Spurs are also keen on the 20-year-old.