TMW: Barella déjà vu as Inter delay Tonali deal – Milan accelerate as Juventus watch on

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan and Juventus are both circling as Inter continue to stall on completing a deal for Sandro Tonali, a report claims.

According to TMW (via MilanNews), Inter are still ahead in the race for Tonali, and their strategy is very reminiscent of that of a season ago, when Inter reached an agreement with Nicolò Barella and with Cagliari but did not rush to close everything.

Right now, Inter are playing their cards more or less in the same way: they have had Tonali’s approval for some time, but they have not yet finished the deal with Brescia.

Therefore, Milan are trying. Tonali had already been suggested as a Ralf Rangnick target but Maldini and Pioli also like him. The Rossoneri are rapidly moving from interest to concrete negotiations and have tabled an offer with a loan plus option to buy, but Cellino wants an obligation.

Juventus remain in the running too though. The Bianconeri have been monitoring the evolution of the situation for a long time and despite signing Arthur and Weston McKennie, a further departure could facilitate a move for the 20-year-old.

However, Juve don’t really need a player of Tonali’s characteristics right now and for this reason they are in third place in the race.

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