Milan Get Dunked on by Porto President over Summer Deal

Milan came close to signing Mehdi Taremi last summer, but something got lost in communication with his camp at some point, and the deal fell through. Porto president Pinto Da Costa had a different recollection of the events, suggesting the clubs were never on the same page on the numbers. He spoke with SIC (via Eurosport).

“We have to be realistic. He has offers, which he has yet to accept, that would allow him to earn €10M per year. If you give me that sum, plus an equivalent amount for taxes, I’ll renew his contract.”

“Milan tried to acquire Taremi, but they made laughable offers that weren’t even worth considering and didn’t come near the amount of his release clause.”

According to Calciomercato, Inter are in the lead to add the Iranian talisman on a Bosman transfer. They haven’t come to terms with him yet, though. If that happens relatively soon, they could open talks with Porto and tender €5/6M to purchase him in January if they were dissatisfied with their current backup strikers.

Instead, the proposals Da Costa refers to come from Saudi Arabia. The striker prefers to stay in Europe for now.

Our Take on Milan, Inter, and Taremi

The truth probably lies somewhere in the middle. The Rossoneri had no reason to overspend for an aging player. It’s too bad there might be some bad blood between the parties because he’d be perfect to deputize Olivier Giroud.

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