AC Milan close in on Boca youngster Bentancur but Juve still hold the cards

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Rumours linking Rodrigo Bentancur with a move away from La Bombonera have been circling for years but according to reports AC Milan have agreed a deal with Boca Juniors for the sale of the talented Uruguayan midfielder.

The Rossoneri have struggled this summer to get a number of their top targets but having already dipped into the Argentine market to sign defender Gustavo Gómez, Milan have reportedly set aside €15 million to bring in Bentancur.

According to Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, Boca have already accepted a bid in this region and Milan are now set to discuss personal terms with the 19-year-old.

Bentancur has been one of the jewels in the Boca academy and despite not yet establishing a firm spot in the first team it hasn’t prevented intense European interest.

The Uruguayan has two years remaining on his current deal with the Buenos Aires giants and although AC Milan now seem in pole position for his signature, city rivals Inter were earlier linked and Serie A champions Juventus maintain an interest.

The Bianconeri may yet halt Milan’s plans as according to Sky Sport Italia, Juventus could use their first-option privilege, which was negotiated during the sale of Carlos Tevez, to match the €15 million offer.

If this is the case then Milan would have to increase their offer further or risk losing out on another summer target.

 

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