Tuttosport: Chelsea clause among two hurdles blocking Milan’s pursuit of Ivorian winger

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan have a concrete interest in Sassuolo star Jeremie Boga but their pursuit has slowed down due to a couple of reasons.

That is according to Monday’s edition of Tuttosport (via MilanLive) which confirms that the winger is very popular among the Rossoneri hierarchy, but that the track has cooled down due to the intense competition and above all the cost of the operation.

There is also another major problem: Chelsea hold the last word on the situation. In the operation that took the Ivorian to Sassuolo in 2018, the English club inserted an option that allows them to match the offer of an interested club.

That is a scenario that could therefore push Milan away, given that the Rossoneri are working with budget that is certainly not large.

The comments of Giovanni Carnevali – CEO of the Emilian club – must also be added to this.

“Boga has grown a lot in recent months and much of the credit is from Mr. De Zerbi who made him grow a lot,” he told SportSunday.

“The player is in great demand but we want to keep him, our intention is to continue the project that Dr. Squinzi had in mind. So Boga will also be with us next year.”

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