Over the last few weeks it’s been reported that Milan will look to use the January transfer window to strengthen in the middle of the park. The Rossoneri recently saw their bid for Marcelo Brozovic rejected by his club.
Brozovic is a player that interests plenty of clubs around Europe with his good play for his club in the Europa League and with his impressive displays for his national team. While many Italian clubs are interested in the player, the transfer will take time before it comes to fruition. Milan have been following him and have identified him as the ideal target for their midfield. The Rossoneri have been in contacts with the player’s club but are yet to satisfy Dinamo Zagreb’s demands.
According to calciomercato.com, there are three teams that are after the 23 year old midfielder with Arsenal, Milan and Everton all interested in acquiring the services of the Croatian international. All three clubs have contacted the player’s club and entourage.
Milan and Arsenal both submitted an offer for Brozovic for an estimated fee of 6.5-7 million euros about a week ago, but saw both their bids rejected. The Dinamo Zagreb president, Mamic is asking for 10 million euros which is a fee that Milan cannot afford at the moment. The player’s club are also against the idea of a loan with option to buy formula. For this reason, a deal will only be struck by the middle or even by the end of January. Brozovic is a keen admirer of Milan and would have no problems reaching an agreement with the side seeing that he wants to leave his club in January. The same goes for Everton as he believes he would receive considerable minutes as a starter at the English club. When the window opens, it is likely that other teams will enter the race for the player such as Fiorentina and Inter.
It won’t be easy to reach an agreement with Dinamo Zagreb because the player has a contract with the club until 2019. The president is also known to get the most out of his transfer dealings as it is one way the club sustains itself. In the summer, Dinamo Zagreb rejected a 5 million euro offer from Milan as well as fended off the interest shown in the player from Inter. This season the player was once again a starter and he scored 3 goals and got 6 assists. Having played a good game at the San Siro against Italy with Croatia and with a World Cup under his belt, Brozovic’s price is always rising.