Players Abroad of Tuesday, 15 May 2018
Italian giants AC Milan have opened talks over signing Ghanaian midfielder Alfred Duncan from their Serie A rivals Sassuolo, Ghanasoccernet.com can reveal.
The management of the Milan-based side approached Sassuolo on Monday over the purchase of the powerful midfielder as they have started their plans for next season.
This is the latest club to join the chase for the Black Stars enforcer who has been in terrific form for his club and punters are eyeing sites like Bettingsites.ng for the odds for transfer this summer.
The 25-year-old is likely to leave Neroverdi after three seasons with several clubs in Italy and England said to keen on the player who plays in defensive midfield.
The former Inter Milan development area player has previously been inquired about by Fiorentina and Torino as well who will likely place their bids too this summer.
Last season the former Sampdoria midfielder’s entourage reached an agreement of €1.5 million salary for 5 years with the Italian giants Inter Milan only for Sassuolo to reject offer.
Sassuolo were holding out for a fee of €15 million while the Nerazzurri’s offered €12m as their final offer which led to the deal not being struck.
The left footed midfielder began his career with Inter, with three appearances being made in Serie A, but the Ghanaian’s stock has risen with Sassuolo where he made 54 outings in Italy’s top-flight in his first two seasons at the club despite some injuries.
English side Tottenham were eyeing last-minute additions to bolster his Spurs squad and Duncan is thought to be firmly on the north Londoners’ radar.
According to Tutto Mercato, both Tottenham and Inter have enquired about the Ghana international, with Sassuolo’s valuation of the player set at £14m.
Duncan, 24, started his career in the youth ranks at Inter, but struggled to establish himself in the first team and was loaned to Livorno, before another loan at Sampdoria preceded a permanent switch.
He joined Sassuolo in 2015 and has emerged as one of the brightest young prospects in Serie A, with a number of European clubs keeping close tabs on him.
Inter have continued to monitor his progress and are now exploring the possibility of taking him back to the San Siro.
Tottenham though are lurking with intent and are eyeing a deal for Duncan before the window slams shut at the end of the month.
Duncan’s current contract with the Black and Greens will end in 2020.