Jorge Mendes Meets Milan Chiefs Over Potential Deals For Renato Sanches, Diego Costa And Radamel Falcao
Super-Agent Jorge Mendes has met AC Milan bosses to negotiate the potential transfers of three players, according to reports.
AC Milan have already roped in the likes of Andre Silva, Ricardo Rodriguez, Hakan Calhanoglu, Andrea Conti, Mateo Musacchio, Franck Kessie, Fabio Borini, Leonardo Bonucci and Lucas Bigila in an outstanding £160million spending spree so far this summer.
The Serie A club wants to add more reinforcements and have identified Renato Sanches, Diego Costa and Radamel Falcao as top targets.
Sanches was under the radar of top-flight European clubs but he opted to join Bayern from Benfica last summer.
The Portuguese youngster burst into the scene after proving his mettle at Benfica and also won the Golden Boy award in 2016.
He played a pivotal role and guided Portugal to their first ever Euro Cup triumph in 2016.
However, he failed to hold on to his form and could match the standards at Bayern Munich – making only 25 appearances last season.
Earlier, FootTheBall had also reported that Serie A giants AC Milan could rope in Sanches on an initial two-year loan deal, with an option to buy him permanently for €47 million.
Sanches has also admitted that he could part ways with Bayern Munich after lacking game-time under boss Carlo Ancelotti.
Sanches told Bild: “Personally, I am not satisfied with my first year in Munich.”
“Of course, I’d like to play more.”
“That’s why I would like to change and go to a club that can give me more minutes.”
He also said that he is open to a move to Milan.
He claimed: “AC Milan is an interesting option.”
“If the opportunity arises and the clubs can agree, I would like to see them.”
“I am now on the China tour with FC Bayern, but after that we will get together in Munich and hopefully one find solution.”
“I’m young, I want and I have to play a lot. I think the chance to do so is greater in Milan than in Munich.”
The Blues have now signed Alvaro Morata as Costa’s replacement and now the former Atletico Madrid is looking out for options to make a switch this summer.
Conte had told Costa that he is not wanted at Chelsea next season and the Spanish striker was furious at the lack of respect the Blues boss showed by snubbing him by TEXT.
Diego Costa wanted to make peace with Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, but the Italian wants him to leave the club this summer.
The Spaniard has turned down a move to China as he wants to seal a spot in the Spain national squad ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
La Liga giants Atletico Madrid are in pole position to sign him but their transfer ban that runs until January next year has made the transfer difficult.
The La Liga club can still buy new players but they cannot register them due to a Fifa transfer embargo which will end in January 2018.
The Spanish striker can opt to sit it out until their ban on signing players finishes in January.
But it is understood that Costa would like to get back to regular action as soon as possible in a bid to register a place in the Spain international squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia – and a move to AC Milan could offer him an escape route.
AC Milan have also showed interest in Falcao after his return to form following sloppy spells in the English Premier League – at Manchester United and Chelsea.
Falcao played a pivotal role in guiding Monaco to Ligue 1 triumph last season and also helped them to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League.
The new Chinese owners of AC Milan are building a dynasty at the San Siro and have taken the transfer market by storm this summer.
They are now keen on landing their remaining transfer targets in a bid to bring back the glory days – and looking at their recent transfer activity it is believed that they are on the right track.