Sassuolo starlet Stefano Sensi is closer to joining AC Milan with both clubs in advanced negotiations on the transfer formula.
The search for a new midfielder has intensified in recent days. AC Milan are very active on the transfer market with sporting director Leonardo in contacts with several players (read here). The central midfielder position is of particular interest at this moment at Casa Milan.
We have reported earlier that the injury crisis that has plagued Gennaro Gattuso’s team may push the Rossoneri to purchase two midfielders instead of one. With Giacomo Bonaventura out form the remaining of the season and Lucas Biglia sidelined for 4 months, Milan should look for creative alternatives.
La Gazzetta Dello Sport reports that Leonardo’s two top targets are Sassuolo’s Stefano Sensi and Leandro Paredes of Zenit Saint Petersburg. While the signing of one doesn’t exclude the arrival of the other it’s much easier for Milan to reach a deal for 23 year old Stefano Sensi.
According to La Gazzetta, AC Milan are in advanced contacts with Sassuolo. The two clubs have a good relationship as demonstrated by the summer transfer of Manuel Locatelli. Negotiations continue with AC Milan pushing for a loan move with the right or obligation to buy at the end of the season for a fee around 15-20 million euros. Sassuolo instead would prefer his immediate sale.
In addition to this, the Rossoneri have concluded everything with the player and Sensi has already said yes to a potential transfer. The newly capped Italy international is eager to prove himself on the big stage and AC Milan is the perfect opportunity.