Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is a real target for the Milan attack, who could have a meeting with the player’s agent / father in the coming days.
Fassone said that after signing Andrea Conti, Milan will turn to selling players and then see how to spend the remaining of their budget, and it seems that they are considering using it for Aubameyang.
As reported by Gianluca Di Marzio of Sky and Alfredo Pedullà of Sportitalia last night (and more outlets this morning), the Gabonese is more than just a dream for the Rossoneri management and they are going to make an effort to sign him before re-shifting focus to Fiorentina’s Nikola Kalinić, who at the moment, is put on stand-by (Viola keep demanding €30m).
Di Marzio reports that Milan are willing to put on the table €8 million per season for Auba and it’s possible that in the coming days there will be a meeting with his agent / father to discuss a move and try to bridge the gap between what Milan offer and the player’s demand of €11-12 million yearly.
The 28-year-old, who grew up in Milan’s youth sector, holds an offer from Tianjin Quanjian F.C, and with the Chinese market closing on the 15th of July, Pedullà expects Aubameyang to give them an answer by Monday. If he doesn’t accept it, then the possibility of joining Milan will be even more real, as Di Marzio suggests that the player has no offers in England or Spain, but wants to leave.
“For the moment, we assume that Aubameyang is staying,” Dortmund director of sport Michael Zorc said on Friday. “We agree with him that we are open to dialogue, but we’ll only wait for a certain amount of time.” It’s being suggested that Borussia are looking to pocket €80m from his sale.
Milan have already spent a significant amount of money this summer but La Gazzetta dello Sport claims that new President Yonghong Li is ready to provide extra budget for this mercato.