Cash-rich AC Milan have reportedly sealed personal terms with Atalanta right-back Andrea Conti ahead of his proposed move to San Siro during the summer transfer window.
The Italian was a key performer for the Serie A club who performed above their expectations to finish fourth in the league standings. Conte has agreed to a five-year deal on a £1.8 a year contract, and all is left for the clubs to come to terms over a transfer price.
The Rossoneri have been quite busy in the summer after having already the likes of Mateo Musacchio, Franck Kessie and Ricardo Rodriguez to their ranks. The San Siro outfit have failed to maintain a regular Champions League spot since their league triumph six years ago with a host of key players most notably Andrea Pirlo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic parting ways with the club.
The fallen Italian giants are now under the ownership of a Chinese consortium, who seek to take the club back to their glory days with the promise of at least finishing in the top-four positions which assures Champions League qualification from next season. Conti’s teammate Kessie joined the Rossoneri on an initial two-year loan earlier this month, and according to Calciomercato, the right-back could be the next to switch between the clubs, agent Mario Giuffredi said:“I met representatives of AC Milan yesterday and we reached a total agreement. The two clubs are on very good terms and I think there won’t any problem [to reach an economic agreement between them].”
Milan are willing to pay up a fee of around £18m for Conti which is still below Atalanta’s£25m valuation, and it could take a series of discussions to lower the eventual sum for the proposed transfer.Milan are expected to spend big in this transfer window in order to bring back the glory days.