Report: Milan continue to offer €40m plus bonuses for Correa, Mendes opens a dialogue with Valencia to sell A. Silva

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Ángel Correa during Club Atlético Madrid-Borussia Dortmund at Wanda Metropolitano on November 6, 2018. (OSCAR DEL POZO/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

André Silva before Feronikeli-Milan at Fadil Vokrri Stadium on August 10, 2019. (@acmilan.com)

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.

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Prato
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Lord Mendes will fill in all his clients in Milan and then probably declare union majority and eventually rule our club! His job right now should be to find a good deal and club for his other client – Silva. Although I don’t mind giving him another chance. Or maybe keep him for some time and let his stocks rise again (which should happen once international season kicks in). He’s got talent

TheTruthSeeker
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We can barely find a buyer for Silva as it is. I say get rid of him as soon as possible. Silva won’t get game time next season I’m sure

Prato
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Prato

Then we should give him! Either way if we sell him for 25 mil and then bench Leao to play Correa who we’ll probably buy for 50 mill, it’s a loss in every way. I say invest the 50 mil somewhere else and keep Silva for a season. No harm in that

AxelBlaze
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That is why we should have kept Cutrone and should have just settled for Leao.

Rossi
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Rossi

There are at least 3 clubs interested in Silva at the moment, plus Monaco and Wolfes a month ago wanted him…so there are buyers for Silva the problem is Milan over payed him for 38mil and now we cant even get close to that sum for him, its our own fault we payed that much for him, no team wants to pay more than 25mil for him. It seems we will make a similar mistake with Correa he is worth 35mil and we are going to pay 55mil, over paying again.

Milanellofm
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Milanellofm

I want this deal to go through more than ever after hearing that petagna is the plan b if he doesn’t arrive. If we go after petagna what was the point of selling cutrone?

Alexmilan
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Alexmilan

Petagna was offered by his agent, Milan doesn’t go after him

pragmatic
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pragmatic

I keep watching highlights of Correa but I can’t find anything special about him! I don’t understand what Giampaolo sees in him. There are much better AM/SS on the market. Regardless, we have to sell Silva. He is lazy on and off the ball. Leao should get a chance to play from the start alongside Piatek with Bonaventura behind them and Paqueta and Kessie and Bennacer in the midfield.

Agustinar
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Agustinar

for now, Suso is better than Bona

OmarLittle
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OmarLittle

Possibly the worst deal in Milan history they pay 40M + for a bang average player Milan got robbed big time… Dont know whether i should laugh or cry

soheil balini
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soheil balini

The worst deal was selling Ibra for 18 or pirlo for 0. But yeah it’s close. I’m not saying he is a bad player. He is not a 50m player.

Terry
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Terry

This has dragged on for too long. If we are not getting him, let’s manage Andre Silva as a back up striker.

Soheil
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Soheil

lot’s of thumb downs for stating the obvious! a bench warmer at Atletico, going to be Milan’s most expensive purchase. that’s how high we are aiming.

even getting 29 years old Balo is a better deal!

not a single person can show me what Correa did to deserve 40 to 55 millions. He is not a game changer. he can’t shoot. he cant score. he makes LOTS of fouls. He just runs a lot and can dribble. so we are getting a more technical Borini for 50m.

OmarLittle
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OmarLittle

Its nothing new they are always like that here on this site when you tell them the harsh reality so let them fool themselves they will all start realizing the truth around january february and start to panic like they always do and the season ends in dissapointment in May coach gets the boot then the cycle starts again

OmarLittle
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OmarLittle

Its nothing new they are always like that here on this site when you tell them the harsh reality so let them trick themselves they will all start realizing the truth around january february and start to panic like they always do and the season ends in dissapointment in May coach gets sacked then the cycle starts again

O'Gabb's
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@omarlittle, who employed you for this harsh reality? This is football, Correa may not have good stats, but you can’t disput that he’s what Milan needs considering the dynamics of football. For the price it’s crazy these days. Lukaku was bought for 80m€. Who says that he is not another petagna at best?

Rossi
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Rossi

I was thinking the same his playing style is like more technical Borini, looks more as a right side mid then a SS, he prefers to make runs on the right and go for a cross he dosent want to go in the box which is normal for some one who is only 1,71m. I really dont see him as a striker, not a bad player but for 55mil we could get a proven SS.

Martin Bernhard
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Martin Bernhard

Overpriced yes i fully agree but thats the market. Do i find it sort of preposterous what we might endup paying, 45+ mil, yes it does indeed seems strange that he will endup as milans most expenssive player ever but again thats the current inflated market. Do i believe he will be a useless addition absolutely not. He will create a lot of space upfront and add aggresion to our attack. He is most likely not bought to score heaps of goals but to create space for the other players and particular Piatek and the trequartista and for that matter… Read more »

OmarLittle
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OmarLittle

Even in the current inflated market 45M for Correa is crazy…

Martin Bernhard
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Martin Bernhard

That might be so but as i also said i would prefer us to have found us a cheaper player with same characteristics as correa but we are actually under some time constraints currently so if we want to get a player that fits the mould this could very well be the right choice whether you or other people like it or not. If we doesnt get a player that is heavily needed in this tactics of giampolo well then we risk at failing in our goals for the season and then people will complain as well.

Agustinar
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Agustinar

nice thought

nick
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nick

TOTALLY DISAGREE. In seven cases, Correa goals were the match winners, against Eibar, Rayo Vallecano (in the Copa del Rey), Malaga in 2015/16, against Getafe, Valencia and Levante coming off the bench. So he is an impact player and he will make a big difference playing as a starter at Milan. Correa is a brilliant signing for Milan and had he been a starter at Atletico Madrid he would have cost way more than 55m. He will be the perfect strike partner for Piatek with Suso behind them. He can also play as a trequartista behind Piatek and Leo. Milan… Read more »

Blessing
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Blessing

Want to hear more of you when the season starts. Its either you are dumb af or you are a genius!!!

OmarLittle
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OmarLittle

Believe what you want but you are wrong… With the way Piatek has looked this preseason i would not be surprised if his value drops to 20M after this upcoming season i really hope he is not a oneseason wonder or Milan is in very big trouble

Milan 905
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Milan 905

It’s preseason… relax already

nick
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nick

@OmarLittle…Total nonsense. Piatek will be more lethal now that we are playing attacking football and acquiring players like Leo and Correa to partner him upfront.

Baresis Dream
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Baresis Dream

Nick, we don’t often agree, but I have to back you up on this on. I agree he’s overpriced, and I would value him more as 30 million for his actual output. But the guy was a star ever since he was a kid in Argentina, hyped as the new Agueromor something, so these kind of things tend to raise prices. It’s perfectly okay to overpay by 10 mil or so, if Correa indeed delivers. Of course now there are also Hernandes rumors, and even something about Isco. If the latter is possible, I say forget everything else and go… Read more »

nick
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@Baresis Dream… Yep, totally. Correa is a brilliant player who didn’t get his fair chance at Atl. Madrid because he was living in Griezmann shadow. With Jao Felix in the team it will be much of the same for Correa. A player of Correa’s quality would cost a lot more if he was playing regular and more big teams would be trying to sign him. His lack of regular game time is the only reason we can bid for such a high quality player. This is a blessing in disguise for Milan. Correa, Bennacer and Leo are brilliant signings by… Read more »

Meer-1
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Meer-1

Another thing @nick he was constantly playing out of position by Simone

Agustinar
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Agustinar

i hope you’re right about Correa.

soheil balini
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soheil balini

All this words and your only argument is he scored 7 match winner? Lol! Cutrone scored more match winner so is he a superstar? & I’m nit agree about the market comments. Paqueta 35m, Piatek 35m then Correa 45 to 55? Why? Mastour was also a superstar in his young ages. Balo was amazing when he was young. Players should be judged buy their accomplishments so at the end of the day: he is a sub at Atletico. He has very low score/assists ratio conpare to minutes he played. Kalinic has the better Ratio compare to him in the same… Read more »

Rossi
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Rossi

Well ok he has scored some match winners, like agains Malaga in 2015/16, but then every one has scored some match winners here and there in there career (Cutrone has done it pleanty of times) that dosent prove that he is worth 55mil. In 130 games in La liga he has scored a total of 20goals even for a sub striker that is not good, i agree for the trequartista row he can feat there but we also have Suso. I m really not sure if he will work in the SS position since in Italy they play much more… Read more »

Baresis Dream
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Baresis Dream

Sohiel, the kid is a super talent, and he did perform for Atletico. There’s a reason they’re reluctant to sell him, even with the propsal of a Suso swap which would fit them perfectly.

Nick, I agree. To be honest, I have more confidence in Correa than I do in Leao or Bennacer. He’s a definite upgrade to the second striker position.

Ted
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Ted

Monaco just bought Wissam Ben Yedder for 40 millions from Sevilla instead of Silva.

Now I wonder what happened with Silva deal. It’s not like Monaco did not want to pay for the player it is obvious they have the money. There’s something fishy behind.

This management of Milan are kind of clumsy when it comes to generate profit from sales or sell at proper sum I see.

nick
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nick

The Monaco deal for Andre Silva collapse because of of his wages. It had nothing to do with the transfer fee.

Ted
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Ted

There are different reports out there from wage difference to payment terms etc

Assim
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Assim

People have problems with Correa for 45M , but still want to sell Silva for 35M ! Comme on guys !! Even Iwobi was sold for 40M and he’s barely better than Borini ! This is the market these days , 40M could bring you Rui Costa one day but now it ONLY brings you Silva , Chemberlain , Iwobi… and i think Correa is better than any other options for same price cause he got potential ! Everton was going to cost us about 110M , as that 40-50M was fot the 50% of his card that the club… Read more »

Djuka
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Djuka

He couldnt prove himself at Atletico where a lot unknown players become great ( Aguero, Kosta, Falcao…) if yo dont do that you are at Martinez/Vieto level and you definitly dont worth 50 milions

Ashraf
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Djuka lot of st or ss was in athletico Madrid Costa morata kalinic crezeman so Correa didn’t get chance to play his position he used to play right midfielder Most of the time few times he played ss

Djuka
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Djuka

He is there from 2015, not counting Griezman he had competition from Vieto, Martinez and the same, if he couldnt do beter than them what we to hope for

Djuka
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Djuka

People say that he have good dribling and so on but our strikers always could secure 10 + goals each, when we stay without that type we started to coming here were we are

Milanellofm
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Milanellofm

Correa resembles tevez and if that’s anything to go by, we shouldn’t pass him up. Giampaolo wants him because he is a player who is a work horse and can dribble past a player and either assist or score a goal.

Although I don’t agree with the price and think there are other options, we haven’t been linked to anyone else and he is young and talented. His only problem at atletico was a lack of game time. If he gets that at milan he can really shine.

yourBoss
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yourBoss

Correa is good but let’s not go above the 40 mil + bonuses. That’s about fair for what he’s shown so far. Not a great goal scorer. We are not paying 55 mil

yourBoss
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yourBoss

And we don’t need to sell Cutrone just to buy slow unskilled Petagna for Giampaolos system for whatsoever reason

nick
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nick

Petagna was proposed to Milan by his agent and Milan rejected the chance to sign him. So we are not pursuing Petagna.

He is not a backup signing if we fail to sign Correa. That’s fake news. Smh

soheil balini
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soheil balini

Unskilled!!!!

emery
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emery

2 season ago Mino create riot in case Gigio..
And now Mendes?? Lol

dapito
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dapito

i dont understand with these people… they want good players with low price… hey bro, football market has been changed…. they’re not like 1990 or even 2000….

in this era, even medioker player with good promotion will be in sold wih crazy price.. and about correa, you dont have to judge him…. giampolo already has reasons why he want correa… wkwkakwk… dont act like manager or scout… hahahha

TheTruthSeeker
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TheTruthSeeker

Thank you. I’m sick of hearing these guys complain about something they know nothing about. I read earlier a “milan fan” say correa is like BORINI…… That alone shows how much they know anything about football. giampolo himself who is our best coach in a decade has said correa is a great player we need. The milan management have back this transfer and have gone all out for this player. Athletico themselves have valued the player at €50 million. Milan are willing to pay the cash and these foolish fans belive this player who both clubs rate very highly is… Read more »

Agustinar
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Agustinar

I hope you’re right

Blessing
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Blessing

Wow, even before the season has started you already think he is the best in a decade!!! So lets do a little assessment here: Gattuso the last one failed to reach CL by a point (so lets see if Giampaolo supersedes that and take us to CL), and that is even before we consider Allegri who got us our last scudetto!!!

TheTruthSeeker
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TheTruthSeeker

Giampoalo already beat gattuso the moment he taught our players how to actually play football preseason or not these boys learned how to pass something basic gattuso needed two season to teach….

You were saying?

nick
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nick

I totally agree. I really hope we can pull this off and get Correa as soon as possible.

Ted
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Ted

Latest reports suggest Kessie and Suso will remain with Milan as they both convinced Giampaolo I would be delighted if Kessie stays as I still think he can become great under right guidance and a coach that will give him suitable role. I believe Giampaolo is the right mentor for him. Suso on the other hand showed his ability to adapt to a different role in in really short period and showed some glimpses he could become the trequartista we need. But my concern over his consistency through the season will remain. Correa could arrive apart from Suso’s situation as… Read more »

nick
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nick

Milan would be crazy if they sold Kessié. Why are you guys keeping saying Suso is inconsistent? I really don’t get that. The majority of our players were inconsistent last season with the exception of Bakayoko and Romagnoli. So I’m not sure why anyone is pointing out Suso for being “inconsistent” when we can say that about the majority of the team. Milan had no identity last season. No one could explain what tactics Gattuso used and how the team attacked as a unit. All of our attacking play was thru Suso and all our opponents had to do to… Read more »

Milan10
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Milan10

Alrite alrite, is this “lets talk outta our asses” week here in rossoneriblog? Correa cant shoot? They guy can shoot with outside of his boot romario/eto’o style, thats sign of sharpshooter right there. Also, remember his goal vs madrid this preseason? Thats well placed shot of kaka’s calibre there. He has weak shot power yes but he makes up for in excellent shot accuracy. Cant shoot my ass. He likes to drift out wide? Well, thats kinda THE WHOLE POINT OF SS for gods sake. He does it to lure defenders towards him thus open up spaces for his teammates,… Read more »

Denboy
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Denboy

I sense a Cerci 2.0 in the making.. There’s a premium on players coming from la Liga, particularly from their big 3 clubs, but the depth of quality and intensity is simply not at the same level as Serie A. That said, I really do hope he proves to be a sensation for Milan. One major positive from Milan’s perspective is Giampaolo. He has already moved us away from the old pedestrian style of play adopted by Gattuso, and I think if the players embrace his tactics then even players like Fabio Borivaldo will be effective.