Massimo Cellino has confirmed the interest of Milan in Sandro Tonali, but could be trying to spark a bidding war.
Milan have been in talks with Brescia in the last few days, making a serious attempt to try and sign Italy international Tonali this summer.
The 20-year-old midfielder seemed destined to join Inter for weeks, but the Nerazzurri appear to be in no hurry to close the deal and are waiting to offload some players first. This is why Maldini has opened discussion with President Massimo Cellino, trying to take advantage of the situation with a tempting offer.
As reported by Milannews.it, the latest offer of Milan for Tonali is a €10 million paid loan with option to buy for €15-20 million. Talks are set to continue with Brescia, who today confirmed the interest.
“I appreciated the seriousness of Maldini, who is very much in the style of the historic Milan approach. I don’t want to add anything more on that, as I do not wish to be inopportune or too free with my words…” Cellino told Sky Sport Italia on Friday evening. Inter? Marotta always confirmed the strong interest that Inter have for the player, so I tried to avoid negotiations with other clubs, including ones from abroad. However, this guy needs to know what his future holds.
“I am in no rush, but Tonali is and it seems to be more than justified.” The next days could get very interesting. Sandro’s future will be at San Siro, but whether it be in Red or Blue remains to be seen.