Vagnati confirms Milan’s interest in Torino midfielder and comments on Belotti rumours

By Oliver Fisher -

Torino director Davide Vagnati has confirmed that AC Milan are in talks over a deal for midfielder Soualiho Meite, but ruled out a move for Andrea Belotti.

La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews) reported yesterday that Milan are looking for a reinforcement in the midfield and in the last few days the track that leads to Meité of Torino has been increasingly talked about.

The Frenchman has lost his starting position under Marco Giampaolo and wasn’t even on the bench on Saturday against Milan, and he was once again been left out of Torino’s squad for tonight’s Coppa Italia clash.

This has caused speculation that the deal between the Rossoneri and the Granata for the 26-year-old midfielder is in fact at quite an advanced stage. Vagnati commented on the speculation before the game.

“We are talking about the situation, we’ll see how it develops over the next few days. Meite is a player Milan are interested in and we’ll see what happens,” he said (via Football Italia).

Meanwhile, Tuttosport (via MilanNews) recently reported that Milan could go back in for Andrea Belotti over the coming months if they are forced to find a new starting centre-forward.

“I can assure Andrea Belotti will stay at Torino,” Vagnati said when asked about the rumours.

Tags AC Milan Andrea Belotti Soualiho Meite