Tuttosport: Milan and Atletico Madrid’s summer markets set to intertwine – the situation

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan and Atletico Madrid’s summer transfer windows appear set to be intertwined with one another, according to a report.

According to Tuttosport (via MilanNews), Milan want to get their starting attacking midfielder for next season in place sooner rather than later. Hakan Calhanoglu has an expiring contract and has not yet decided his future, but the Rossoneri have in any case already identified his possible replacement: Rodrigo De Paul from Udinese.

Atletico Madrid have also been chasing the Argentine for some time, but they have recently presented an offer for Calhanoglu too, though it remains to be seen if it is concrete interest or if it is just an attempt to put pressure on Udinese. The LaLiga giants have effectively equalled Milan’s proposal for the Turkey international: €3m net per season plus €3m signing bonuses.

Calhanoglu seems to have decided to wait for the end of the European Championships before choosing his future with Al Duhail in Qatar offering €8m upon signing and another €24m over three years. The 27-year-old hopes to show off and attract some more top clubs.

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