Milan and Ismaël Bennacer have worked out all the issues and the player will be joining from Empoli, Di Marzio reports.
Yesterday it was reported that Milan and Bennacer have slightly moved away from each other as the Rossoneri couldn’t agree on the salary of the 21-year-old with the representatives of the Algerian.
However, there were new contacts between the parties during Thursday and according to Gianluca Di Marzio on Sky Italia’s Calciomercato – L’originale, the situation has been unlocked.
Di Marzio claims that Milan and Bennacer’s agents have solved the problem of the salary and the player has accepted the offer of the Diavolo. The Sky reporter believes that everything could be formalized tomorrow. Milan had already agreed a €16m plus bonuses deal with Empoli last week.
It remains to be seen what Bennacer’s salary will be, the offer of Milan before today’s contacts was €1.5m plus bonuses – which is a huge increase form his current Empoli salary of €400k. In any case, the official will have to wait as Ismaël is currently in Egypt with his national team; today they beat Franck Kessié’s Ivory Coast in penalties to qualify for the African Cup of Nations semi-finals.
Di Marzio also reports that Fiorentina will meet Milan and Roma tomorrow to talk about Veretout. The Diavolo are expected to increase their offer, but still include Lucas Biglia in any possible deal.