After Krunic, AC Milan are trying to close the transfer of Stefano Sensi. Sassuolo have proposed a surprising swap deal that the Rossoneri have immediately refused.
MILAN TRANSFER NEWS – The brand new management duo, Paolo Maldini and Zvonimir Boban, closed the first signing of the new AC Milan. Yesterday, the Rossoneri announced the transfer of Rade Krunic from Empoli. The Bosnia international cost €8 million plus bonuses and will sign a four-year contract after completing medical tests, scheduled for next week.
Krunic was very close to joining Genoa but a late blitz from Maldini was enough to acquire his services in a short time. New AC Milan coach Marco Giampaolo, the person who brought Krunic at Empoli in 2015, approved this transfer. Now Maldini is concentrated in other transfer targets.
The midfielder remains a priority at Casa Milan with Maldini working simultaneously on two fronts: Stefano Sensi and Nicolo Barella. The race for the Cagliari star is predicted to be long and expensive but the situation is different for the Sassuolo star.
Former sporting director Leonardo had agreed the signing of Sensi for a fee of €25 million with 12 million to be deducted from the transfer of Locatelli to Sassuolo. Leonardo’s departure at the end of the season means that Milan need to find a new agreement with Sassuolo. However, Stefano Sensi‘s arrival at San Siro is not in doubt with the player already in Milano to find a house. What’s in doubt in fact is his transfer fee.
Sassuolo midfielder Stefano Sensi
Maldini is trying to close a deal for a much lower fee then what Leonardo had agreed. Paolo has offered Sassuolo €15 million for Sensi while Sassuolo have proposed an equal swap between Sensi and Cutrone. AC Milan have immediately refused this possibility with Cutrone having a much higher market value then Sensi. Stefano Sensi‘s contract with Sassuolo expires in one year so the negotiating position of the Rossoneri is strong. According to reports, Sensi will cost AC Milan €20 million.