Milan Earmark Atalanta Veteran to Shore Up Midfield

Milan aren’t done tweaking their midfield and laid eyes on Martin De Roon to fill in for the injured Ismael Bennacer and potentially replace Rade Krunic, who’s wanted by Fenerbahce. The Turkish club is insisting, but the teams are very distant on his valuation, TuttoSport relays.

The offer amounts to €5M, while the Rossoneri want €14/15M to part ways with their glue guy. Instead, he’s keen on the move, as he has been tendered a €3M annual salary. The negotiation will continue.

Milan have been tracking Nicolas Dominguez for the same role, but De Roon is more affordable. His contract expires in a year. In addition, he has a lot more experience. The Argentine is in the same situation, but Bologna value him €15M given his upside.

The Rossoneri, and other Serie A sides, have been linked to Morten Hjulmand, but the Lecce staple is on the brink of joining Sporting CP. He was excused from a friendly to negotiate with his likely new club Sunday, SportMediaset informs.

Our Take on Milan and De Roon

He’d address what they need, although it’d be an unusual and underwhelming purchase considering how they have operated this summer. Atalanta have occasionally parted ways with their stalwarts over the years, for example Remo Freuler, but only when they already had a replacement in-house, which isn’t the case in this instance.

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