AC Milan hopes to complete the signing of Valencia and USMNT player Yunus Musah before Friday of this week. Talks with Los Che are underway and Milan lead the race for the versatile midfielder.
However, Valencia owner Peter Lim wants a higher fee than the Rossoneri’s initial offer of $14.5 million plus $4.5 million in add-ons. The final deal could now be closer to $22.5 million for Musah, who came close to leaving the Mestalla outfit in January.
Fabrizio Romano reports that the midfielder has already agreed personal terms with Milan and it is now up to the two clubs to complete the transfer.
Tonali leaves Milan
Milan, who finished fourth in Serie A last season, have already completed the transfer of midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek from Chelsea following the sale of Sandro Tonali to Newcastle.
Musah, 20, has played 24 games with the USMNT and appeared at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The former Arsenal player made 37 appearances in all competitions for Valencia in 2022-23, scoring twice from midfield.
AC Milan is owned by American private investment firm RedBird Capital, and Gerry Cardinale, the firm’s founder, took over last summer.
The club recently parted ways with Italian soccer legend Paolo Maldini, who was in charge of transfers at the San Siro until last month.
Premier League interest
In an ideal scenario, Valencia would like to sell Musah as quickly as possible to start rebuilding their squad for the upcoming LaLiga season.
Musah, for his part, welcomes the role the club has played in his career to date and will not force a transfer, but is expected to leave Mestalla.
West Ham previously expressed interest and asked the player’s agent about the conditions under which he would leave the Spanish club, but Milan now appear ready to seal the deal.