Milan and Torino are preparing Niang-Benassi exchange

AC Milan are no longer pursuing Renato Sanches for the midfielder. Now the rossoneri’s attention has turned to Marco Benassi.

Milan – Torino axis continues to be very hot and not just for Andrea Belotti, who remains a target for the rossoneri for the attack, despite the president of Torino, Urbano Cairo, continuing to declare him unsellable. As Tuttosport explains this morning, Marco Fassone and Massimiliano Mirabelli are also looking for a midfielder be gift manager Montella and among the players who are being followed with great attention is also Marco Benassi of Torino.

In Milanello, there are also two important sponsors of the Granata player: Gigio Donnarumma and Manuel Locatelli. His teammates in the last European Under 21 with Italy, have suggested him to the new Milan leadership, who are now evaluating the situation, also considering the difficulties to get Renato Sanches of Bayern Munich. The German clubs insists for a transfer fee of more than 40 millions euros.

President Cairo values the player 15 million euros, the same amount Milan asks for M’Baye Niang, a striker who is well liked by manager Mihajlovic. The two clubs have been talking for at least a week about a possible exchange between the Italian midfielder and the French striker, but there is a problem. Torino do not consider AC Milan’s evaluation for Niang equal to that of Benassi. The parties will continue to negotiate. Contacts continue between Mirabelli and Petrachi in hope of finding a definitive agreement.

M'baye Niang
M’baye Niang (©Getty Images)

But the operations between the rossoneri and Torino could not end here. Torino are currently looking to sign an expert defender and consider Gabriel Paletta as the perfect candidate. Paletta, who was not summoned by Montella for the tonight match against Craiova, is a player Milan aim to sell. News are expected shortly regarding this transfer, waiting for something to happen on the Belotti front.