Date of publication: Thursday, April 18, 2019 10:28
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hopes Davide Calabria will reject Milan's efforts to secure the signing of Manchester United to find a long-term solution to a troubled position.
Calabria's current agreement at San Siro runs until 2022, but he is not one of the great winners of the Italian club. As such, Milan is locked in talks with the player and his agent about a new agreement that goes until 2025.
Yet, Calciomercate The club says the right-back is emerging as a genuine target for Solskjaer and United expects him to reject offers for a new contract and be drawn to the Premier League.
And United's hopes were strengthened after the Italian team said Calabria was "seduced" by the prospect of playing Premier League football and amid allegations that he was also wanted by Tottenham.
Veteran Antonio Valencia will leave Old Trafford as a free agent this summer, while Diogo Dalot – hired for £ 20 million in Oporto last summer – is not considered for the role of Solskjaer, who often turned to Ashley Young as a substitute. Another side's option, Matteo Darmian, is expected to return to Italy at the end of the season.
But Solskjaer – which on Thursday was linked to a quadruple attack of 250 million pounds – is said to have given priority to a new right-back this summer, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka of Crystal Palace, also on his radar.
But with the two players probably costing more than 40 million pounds – Calabria is considered one of Milan's four invincible stars – it can reach which player he can persuade to move.
Calabrian agent Gianni Vitali raised the issue of interest in Calabria earlier this year, insisting that he had a number of proposals, but nothing concrete.
"Interest of the best clubs and Manchester United? No real trading, no, but the intentions are there and they are there, "he told Calciomercato.com.
"I've never sat down with anyone because of the simple fact that he's very happy where he is, he's young and he plays at high levels, it seems normal to me that he could be interesting for important teams: Manchester United never called Eu I've never been beyond a few conversations, it's hard to find better than Milan.
"Interested clubs? I prefer not to name them, but I can say that there were some English clubs and some Spanish clubs.
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