Milan and Juventus Looking Into Trade Between Out of Favor Players

Swaps are set to remain prominent of the upcoming summer window, as teams will try to combine the technical element with their financial needs. On that front, Milan and Juventus are evaluating a potential trade between Alessio Romagnoli and Federico Bernardeschi, who are both in tenuous spots within their own clubs, reports.

Romagnoli has just a year left on his pact and the negotiation to extend it have not gone well, as the management is focusing on more pressing matters. His starting job has been seriously put in question by the strong performances of Fikayo Tomori, whom the Rossoneri are planning to buy out from Chelsea. Juventus might have to rebuild the back-line as Giorgio Chiellini is mulling retirement and Merih Demiral could be sold.

Bernardeschi has mostly struggled to find his footing in Turin besides a couple of stretches under Massimiliano Allegri. He too is under contract until 2022 and there have been no talks to prolong it, which makes him a likely candidate to leave in the summer. Milan were previous linked to a similar type of player, Riccardo Orsolini, as they want to add an alternative on the right wing.

The two sides have not examined the potential deal in depth and the price tags will need to be properly discussed. Bernardeschi was acquired for €40M in 2017 and is now worth €11.8M on the balance sheets because of the yearly amortization. Romagnoli joined from Roma for €25M in 2015: if he was valued higher than such fee, the Giallorossi would receive 30 percent of the excess.