The interest in Jordan Veretout is still strong, and it seems that the Rossoneri also like Fiorentina captain Pezzella.
Pre-season has already begun but the squad of Marco Giampaolo is still far from complete. As stated by Giampaolo, Zvonimir Boban and Paolo Maldini, the club is looking for players who are ‘functional’ to the style of the coach.
And it’s very clear that the management believes that Jordan Veretout is a functional player, as they have been chasing him for quite some time now.
As reported by Di Marzio, Milan have set up a meeting for tomorrow morning with Fiorentina to discuss the Frenchman. The desire is to find a solution that satisfies everyone and to put an end to the negotiations. Yesterday, meanwhile, Roma made an offer of €16m plus bonuses for the player.
Both Di Marzio and Milannews.it suggested last night that Milan are only willing to make offers to Fiorentina for Veretout that also include Lucas Biglia, as the Rossoneri want to get rid of the 33-year-old Argentine and his €3.5m per season salary. Montella likes the player but so far Fiorentina have not shown willingness to accept anything but straight cash for the former Nantes man.
The clubs will meet and talk tomorrow and it’s likely that they will also discuss Germán Pezzella, 28. The Argentine, who was only named captain of the Viola before the last season, could leave this summer and yesterday Milan had a meeting with his agent Martin Guastadisegno at Casa Milan. Milannews.it reports that the interest is real but Fiorentina want €20m for the center-back.
Di Marzio reported yesterday that the Rossoneri are also thinking about 20-year-old center back Dayot Upamecano of RB Leipzig, but the German side is demanding a lot of money, reportedly €30m.