It has been claimed that AC Milan would not go over €20 million in their deal for Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek. According to Il Corriere dello Sport (via Football Italia), negotiations have heated up since this number is lower than the Blues’ appraisal of their player.
For the 2023–24 season, Loftus-Cheek is at the top of Milan’s wish list for new players. The European football giant has shown interest in the 27-year-old midfielder, whose contract at Stamford Bridge doesn’t expire until June 2024.
Il Corriere dello Sport said that Milan would not pay more than €20 million to get Loftus-Cheek, setting the table for contentious discussions. Regardless, Chelsea has set its goals far higher for their centre midfielder.
Loftus-Cheek’s possible transfer, despite the heated negotiating process, may not be doomed, according to previous deals. There has been a long history of cooperation between Milan and Chelsea, with several trades going smoothly in previous years.
Tiemoue Bakayoko is now in Milan on a two-year loan that will conclude in June. Other notable players who joined the club are Fikayo Tomori and. With his impending return to Stamford Bridge, the Frenchman will bring an end to another fruitful transatlantic partnership.
Since both parties have experience with negotiation and compromise, they are optimistic that the Loftus-Cheek dispute may be settled soon.
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AC Milan’s Bid Conundrum: Is Ruben Loftus-Cheek Worth the Risk from Chelsea?
According to reports, Barcelona is exhausting all options in their quest for a player to replace Sergio Busquets, the team’s illustrious captain. According to Gerard Romero (via Barca Universal), the Catalan giants have their sights set on Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante because of his dynamic play.
With Busquets’ impending departure, Barca is evaluating as many as six players who might step into the leadership role. The presence of N’Golo Kante seemed essential to their deliberations.
According to Romero, Kante’s agents have been aggressive in bringing their client’s name up in conversation with Blaugrana’s upper management. Busquets’s departure from the Catalan club was only announced. This development follows closely on its heels.
It’s not the first time the hard-working Frenchman’s name has been linked to a transfer to Barca. Director Mateu Alemany allegedly wants badly for Barcelona to sign the Chelsea midfielder.