Milan Nearing Agreement with Roma to Sign Alessandro Florenzi

Milan and Roma are quickly making progress in the deal involving Alessandro Florenzi. The idea came out of the blue a couple of days ago, as the Rossoneri were eyeing Diogo Dalot and Alvaro Odriozola for the role. Instead, the two Italian sides are now close to executing the transfer.

The Giallorossi are looking to part ways with the defender for good this time. He temporarily transferred to Valencia and PSG in the last two campaigns. Neither club picked up their option to acquire him at the end of the season, and he reported back to the Italian capital.

José Mourinho does not plan to use Florenzi and will instead lean on Rick Karsdorp. Milan need another contributor behind Davide Calabria. The 30-year-old Italian international can also play as winger or as box-to-box. They have been trying to move on from Samu Castillejo, thus far unsuccessfully.

According to La Repubblica, La Lupa and the Rossoneri are about to come to terms on a €8M package. Milan would pay a €1M fee right away for the loan and €7M to buy him out in 2022. The parties are debating what conditions would automatically make the transfer permanent. Roma are pushing for them to be feasible, if not for an outright obligation. Other outlets suggest a lower sum.

Florenzi was a regular at PSG in 2020-2021, but they had bigger fishes to fry in their busy offseason. He had received some interest from La Liga, but he quickly agreed to join Milan once they inquired, reports.