With Franck Kessié on his way out, Milan are eyeing Roma midfielder Bryan Cristante as a possible replacement for the Ivorian.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Rossoneri are working to reunite with the 27 year-old and bring him back to the club where he spent five years.
Reportedly, Milan have already opened talks regarding a possible move with Cristante’s agent Beppe Riso. Though, they haven’t presented any official offer to Roma.
Roma don’t want to lose the player, however, two factors put them in a strong position to set a high asking price for a deal. First, Giallorossi boss Jose Mourinho relies heavily on the Italian international, who’s among the leaders in minutes played for the team this season. In addition, Cristante’s contract with the club doesn’t expire until June 2024.
Nonetheless, the report claims the midfielder is tempted by the possibility of returning to Milano and playing Champions League football.