AC Milan will reportedly continue to try and prise Sergej Milinkovic-Savic away from Lazio this summer, while Gerard Deulofeu also seemingly remains on their radar.
The Italian giants remain in the hunt for a Champions League qualification spot this season, as their win over Cagliari at the weekend moved them back into fourth place in the Serie A table.
January signings Lucas Paqueta and Krzysztof Piatek are proving to be decisive already, and transfer speculation suggests that further reinforcements are being planned for the summer.
According to Calciomercato, Milinkovic-Savic is still a target, although it’s added that he is believed to still be valued at around €120m.
The report makes an important point though, as while it’s suggested Milan will look to reduce that asking price, they have a strong case for it given the 23-year-old has only managed to contribute four goals and an assist in 27 appearances so far this season.
That doesn’t stand out as a player worthy of a price-tag in excess of €100m, and so it remains to be seen whether or not a deal can be negotiated in the summer for Milan to bolster their midfield options.
Meanwhile, the agent of Deulofeu has described Milan as the Spaniard’s “home”, while refusing to rule out the possibility that he returns to the San Siro in the summer after a move failed to materialise in the January transfer window.
“Gerard enjoyed his best form there, Milan is his home,” he told Calciomercato. “It’s a club he cares about, he spent a good six months there. He follows the Rossoneri with great affection.
“As I said before, he is very happy at Watford. What will happen next summer remains to be seen, he can certainly go to an even bigger club than Watford.”
The 24-year-old bagged four goals and three assists in 17 Serie A appearances during his loan spell with Milan in 2017, and given that the club are still struggling with a lack of quality and depth in the wide positions in the final third, Deulofeu could certainly be a crucial addition this summer.