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A.C. Milan strengthen their efforts to sign Rodrigo Bentancur from Boca Juniors by offering him a lengthy contract.

Silvio Berlusconi has granted the new Chinese ownership a €10-15m gift to use during the remaining weeks of the transfer window. Fiorentina are balking at any approaches made for Milan Badelj, Roma’s Leandro Paredes seems to exceed their price range and Juan Cuadrado will be difficult to pry from Chelsea. However, the Rossoneri have looked to South America to find that much-needed midfielder. The newest name is 19-year old Uruguayan Rodrigo Bentancur of Boca Juniors.

According to Sky, Milan are willing to offer €10-12m for the youngster. Juventus do not intend to exercise their option on him, a condition which was put into place last summer when Carlos Tevez returned to his former club.

The vice-president of Boca Juniors admitted that “if Milan’s offer is over €10m, it will be hard to keep Bentancur.” News on this potential transfer is developing quick, and the latest from La Gazzetta dello Sport reports that Milan have offered Bentancur a lengthy five-year contract worth 1.5 million euro per year.

They go on to report that the Rossoneri have offered €15 million to Boca Juniors.

Certainly, he is a player Milan could afford despite having very limited funds to work with. The interest in the player has only been recognized for a few days now but the Italian club have moved quickly to advance negotiations. In the coming days, the Rossoneri hope to be able to announce their newest midfield player.

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