TMW: Espanyol still in for Andre Silva as Sporting move stalls

By Oliver Fisher -

Andre Silva’s potential move to Sporting CP does not look likely to happen as things stand, according to a report.

Silva’s future at Milan continues to be the subject of intense speculation, with the Portugal international seemingly no closer to sealing a Milan exit.

Reports from Calciomercato.com on Sunday claimed that his agent Jorge Mendes is under pressure to find his client a new club.

Silva’s future was also discussed  by sporting director Ricky Massara, who spoke to Sky Sport Italia before Sunday’s game against Udinese (as transcribed by Football Italia).

“Andre Silva is ready to play, he is focused on the game, as we all are, as it is a very important match. He is a strong player, can work as a centre-forward or a support striker.

“He is a complete forward and hasn’t expressed all his capabilities at Milan, but we hope that he still can.”

Now, a report from Italian outlet TMW on Monday (as cited by MilanNews.it) claims that the track leading Silva to Sporting CP has gone cold. 

They state that this is because the Portuguese side want to sign him on a loan deal, while Milan want to monetise his sale in the current window.

TMW go on to state that Espanyol are still in the running for the former Porto man, but there are also problems with the LaLiga side related to the formula of the deal.

Espanyol want a loan with option to buy while Milan would demand an obligation to buy, the report concludes.

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