Negotiations for Cesc Fabregas have slowed down and AC Milan have have turned their attention to two Italian midfielders.
AC Milan’a attempt to sign Cesc Fabregas has taken a bizarre turn. Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri has frozen the deal. “I would like him to stay” said Sarri. In reality, the Spaniard should depart but Chelsea first must find a proper substitute, something that may take time. Leonardo would like to sign him in January but it is not going to be easy and Leo doesn’t intend to wait for much longer. This is why the Rossoneri technical director has turned his attention to two operations that are more feasible on an economic level: Sensi and Baselli.
AC Milan’s interest in Stefano Sensi, author of an excellent start to the season with Sassuolo, is not something new. Protagonist also with the Italian national team, the 23 year old central midfielder is being courted for a January move. Recently Sensi declared that he’s thinking only of Sassuolo, but it is clear that, if he had the opportunity to play with the Red and Black jersey, he would review his priorities. But his is not the only name on Leonardo’s list as a “secondary” option to Fabregas.
The Brazilian director has also set his sights on Baselli. The 26 year old midfielder of Torino is doing great this season. With coach Walter Mazzarri he has found his best form and so far has scored 4 goals and has provided 2 assists. Daniele Baselli is an old target of Milan and the Rossoneri have inquired about him on many occasions in the past. Sportitalia reports that next week Leonardo will make an offer to Torino president Urbano Cairo. Gennaro Gattuso likes the player a lot and sees him well as an ideal replacement for Giacomo Bonaventura, out for the remaining of the season.
In addition to Fabregas, the other big dream of Milan is Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. Leonardo made an attempt last summer, without success. Next June the AC Milan management, according to Sportitalia, aims to make a new attempt. As well as for Ciro Immobile, in case the Rossoneri decide against Gonzalo Higuain’s permanent signing.