Barcelona Emerge as Frontrunners to Milan-Linked Talent

Milan are after Arda Guler, but Barcelona have jumped ahead of the competition to acquire the Fenerbahce prodigy. Their new sporting director Deco is in Turkey to try to reach an agreement. The Blaugrana might attempt to secure him for next summer when they expect their finances to be in better shape, SportMediaset reports.

On top of the Catalans and the Rossoneri, Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig, and Sevilla are pursuing the starlet too. There’s a €17.5M release clause in his contract. However, his father and agent demand rich commissions and the cost of the deal could double. The Serie A powerhouse had already cooled on him for such reasons besides the stiff competition.

After shortlisting multiple options for the no.10 and the right-wing roles, Milan are taking their time to assess whom to sign, as they can bring in just one more extra-EU player after acquiring Ruben Loftus-Cheek, and Guler, Samuel Chukwueze, and Daichi Kamada all fall in that category.

According to TuttoSport, the Rossoneri would rather reserve the lone remaining spot for the Villarreal attacker if coming to terms didn’t take too long. Therefore, they are ready to move on from the Japanese midfielder despite having struck a deal to onboard him on a free.

Our Take on Milan and Guler

He’d be a proper coup and statement by their new regime, but they’d have to pay a pretty penny and beat a few giants to make it happen. They are in a bit of a pickle with the non-EU spots. Adding Tijjani Reijnders and Yunus Musah would make Kamada less of a priority.

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