Morata Mulling Over Milan Offer. Sanches Also Linked
AC Milan are closing in on transfer deals for Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata and Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches.
Milan have been the big spenders of the transfer window in Serie A with nine new signings already. But reports from Italy this morning claim they could be ready to add two more new faces.
The fallen Italian giants have already challenged Chelsea for Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The Bundesliga side want any deal wrapped up in the next few days so they can begin the search for Aubameyang’s replacement. But Gazzetta dello Sport claims Milan are now ready to make a move for Morata.
Chelsea have offered the 24-year-old a deal worth €9million a year after tax. That’s the equivalent of around £280,000 a week gross. Milan’s offer is for €10million a year nett – £310,000 a week before tax. With bonuses he could earn €12million a year.
Milan were linked with Morata earlier on in the summer. But with a move to Manchester United then on the horizon he stated that having played for Juventus between 2014 and 2016 he wouldn’t play for any other Serie A club. But his former Juve team-mate Leonardo Bonucci is believed to have urged him to make the move to the San Siro. Bonucci moved to the San Siro over the weekend.
Milan will offer Real Madrid a transfer fee of €70million (£61.4million). That’s some way short of the €90million the La Liga side were demanding from Manchester United for the same player. They are likely to make the same demand again.
On Sunday, Bayern chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge confirmed that Milan were interested in doing a deal for 19-year-old midfielder Sanches.
“I can confirm the interest of Milan for Renato Sanches, but there is still no agreement,” he said.
Bayern purchased Sanches from Benfica last summer for a fee of €35million, but he failed to make a mark during his first season with the Bundesliga side. He started just six league games and was a substitute in 11 others.
However, Sanches may head to Italy on a season-long loan rather than in a permanent deal.