Multiple sources claim Alessandro Buongiorno is open to joining Milan from Torino, but Tuttosport insists the Granata’s asking price for their star defender is circa €40m.
It was believed that Buongiorno and his agent, Beppe Riso, discussed plans for a January transfer to Milan over supper on Tuesday morning.
The Torino Academy graduate turned down a transfer to Atalanta last summer, but Sky Sport reports that he would be delighted to come to the Stadio Meazza this month.
But Torino’s asking price—between €35 million and €40 million—is the primary roadblock in the negotiations, according to the Italian Tuttosport newspaper on Wednesday.
By adding Lorenzo Colombo to the contract, Milan hopes to reduce Torino’s demands. The Granata, who hope to hold onto Buongiorno at least until the conclusion of the season, find the 21-year-old’s €15 million valuation from the Rossoneri to be excessive.
As things stand, Milan seem unwilling to match Torino’s asking price without including Colombo in the deal, while the Granata President Urbano Cairo has recently claimed that he will keep Buongiorno at the club in January.