The futures of Ángel Correa and André Silva continue to be tied, but there is renewed optimism at Milan as Atlético Madrid are set to sign Valencia’s Rodrigo.
The mercato of Milan appears to have been a bit stuck since the club officially announced their fifth signing – Leo Duarte. However, the objective that is Atlético Madrid’s Ángel Correa remains.
There have been no real updates in the last days but something can be unlocked, as a chain reaction may take place soon with strikers moving between Milan, Atlético Madrid and Valencia.
As reported by Milannews.it’s Antonio Vitiello, despite the rumours from Spain that the Rossoneri are ready to close a €55 million deal for Correa, the offer of Milan remains €40 million plus €5m of bonuses for the Argentine, who has been involved regularly in Atlético’s pre-season.
Vitiello claims that there is more confidence now at Milan that the deal to bring Ángel can be completed as Atlético, according to AS and other sources in Spain, are close to signing Rodrigo from Valencia for €55m plus bonuses. Pietro Balzano Prota of RadioRossonera claims Milan are relying on the will of Correa to join them and Atletico are finally considering to lower their initial demands.
Meanwhile, it’s clear that Milan need to make a sale in order to finance Correa and André Silva continues to be the first player on the market. Vitiello and Prota are both saying that super-agent Jorge Mendes has opened up talks with Valencia in order to take Silva to La Liga for a second time. Should Silva go there, Rodrigo would go to Atlético and Correa would then be free to join Milan.
Silva was already very close to joining Monaco but the French club eventually turned down the option to buy him and are now completing the transfer of Wissam Ben Yedder from Sevilla.