AC Milan do not have an agreement in place with Barcelona over the signing of defender Jean-Clair Todibo despite speculation suggesting otherwise, a report claims.
La Gazzetta dello Sport claimed on Monday (via MilanNews.it) that Milan and Barcelona have struck a deal for Todibo, adding that the Rossoneri are now working on agreeing personal terms with the teenager.
However, Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo suggested on Christmas Day that there are a number of clubs who feel they are not yet out of the race to sign him, including the likes of Monaco, Everton and Southampton.
According to Sky Italia – as cited by MilanNews.it – the young French defender has indeed convinced Paolo Maldini and Zvonomir Boban that he would be a worthwhile addition in January.
The pair have already contacted the LaLiga club to start a negotiations, however there is no deal as of yet despite the previous reports.
Sky claim that the formula could be a loan with obligation to buy, however the blaugrana are demanding no less than €25m, Milan believes that €15m is the right amount. In addition, Barcelona also want to insert a buy-back clause, which numerous outlets have claimed could be a potential sticking point.
Calciomercato.com – who cited Spanish source Sport – also recently reported that Manchester United are ready to join the race to land the talented Todibo.