Serie A giant AC Milan are keen on strengthening their team with new Uruguayan target Rodrigo Bentancur this summer.
Reports in Italy say that former owner of the club Silvio Berlusconi gave the new ownership €10-15m to sign a talented player before the transfer window close. AC Milan want Fiorentina player Milan Badelj but the club is not willing to allow the deal. The price range for Roma player Leandro Paredes exceeds the budget of the club and Juan Cuadrado would be a dream signing if only Chelsea will allow.
Sky News report that Milan are budgeting €10-12m for the 19-year old Boca Juniors player Bentancur. When Juventus allowed Carlos Tevez return to Argentina, they included an option to get the player, but they are not interested in exercising that right now. The vice president of Boca Juniors has even admitted that the club would find it difficult to keep the player if Milan bring in over €10m. Reports regarding the issue are still developing, but La Gazzetta dello Sport reports that AC Milan have offered Bentancur a l five-year contract worth €1.5 million annually in a bid to lure him. They also report that the club have submitted a bid of €15 million for the player, but no comment has been received from Boca Juniors. The Italian club would have to hasten negotiations in the bid to complete the deal as soon as possible.
Another AC Milan target Jose Sosa as the club confirmed on their official website that they would be adding the player back to the squad. It seemed like a deal that would go through as the player left the training camp when the club refused to budge and allow the player move away from the club. After Milan got Gustavo Gomez, there were issues that they might be keeping the non EU spot for Chelsea’s Cuadrado but only time will tell.