AC Milan have reportedly opened talks with Sassuolo over a potential transfer for Inter Milan target Davide Frattesi.
Although many expect the 23-year-old to join the Nerazzurri this summer, the Rossoneri have entered the fray.
According to Gianlucadimarzio.com, Milan have turned their attention to Frattesi after almost finalizing the sale of Sandro Tonali to Newcastle United.
The mega-rich Premier League side splashed a whopping figure for the former Brescia man. The Diavolo will reinvest some of the cash on a direct replacement in the middle of the park.
The source reveals that new Milan director Giorgio Furlani has made contact with Sassuolo CEO Giovanni Carnevali to inquire about Inter transfer target Frattesi.
AC Milan Made Contact With Sassuolo As They Try To Lure Frattesi Away From Inter
As the report explains, the Nerazzurri have an agreement in principle with the Neroverdi. They’re willing to pay 35 million euros while sending young striker Samuele Mulattieri in the opposite direction.
Therefore, Milan would have to put around 40 million on the table to outbid their crosstown rivals.
Nevertheless, Frattesi himself has hinted that he would prefer to join Inter over AC Milan, albeit in an implicit manner.
The Italy international explained how he prefers to play in a three-man midfielder, rather than a 4-2-3-1 formation. He also said that he’ll make a choice based on which playing position suits his characteristics the best.
But at this point, it depends on which club would be able to provide sufficient transfer funds to put the deal over the finish line.