AC Milan have reportedly assembled management and got together with the agent of their striker Susos, Alessandro Lucci, in a bid to thrash out new terms which would ‘remove’ the release clause that has got the attention of Chelsea and Real Madrid.
The news coming from Sky Sports via Calciomercato states that Milan are sweating over the relatively low release clause of just €40 million – a snip for a striker that scores goals at the highest level, and little wonder why Chelsea are showing interest.
Calciomercato however do suggest that AC Milan, while they would prefer to remove the release clause altogether, could negotiate to a significantly higher clause instead to reflect what they believe Suso’s value is and ultimately deflect attention from clubs like Chelsea and Madrid.
The noises coming from this report state that Suso, who seemingly has options on the table, as well as leverage, could demand a big pay-rise to substitute his release clause altogether, which could prove somewhat problematic for Milan.
The former Italian champions have been under close scrutiny for financial fair play and will know their hands may be tied if the negotiations move too far away from where they can operate.
Chelsea will be more than aware of the situation and it’s no secret that boss Maurizio Sarri wants more options up-front, despite a recent upturn in form by Alvaro Morata.
The 24-year old former Liverpool attacker Suso has been in fine form in Serie A this season, with eight assists and four goals in 11 appearances.