AC Milan have been one of the busiest “big” teams so far this summer, with their new owners wasting no time in bringing in a few smart signings, such as Atalanta midfield Franck Kessié and Villarreal defender Matteo Musacchio, while other familiar names like left back Ricardo Rodriguez and midfield Lucas Biglia are in the pipeline as well.
Milan also want to bolster their attack and in that regard, they are moving in similar circles as Chelsea, with names such Álvaro Morata, Andrea Belotti, André Silva, and James Rodriguez appearing frequently. And while Morata has recently ruled out a switch to the Rossoneri and Torino rejected their first bid for Belotti, they remain very much a factor in the market. In fact, thanks to a meeting already scheduled with superagent Jorge Mendes, they have now entered the Diego Costa mess as well.
Milan’s interest thanks to that meeting with Costa’s agent (who also represent James) was already rumored yesterday. Now, Sky Sports are claiming to have confirmation of their agenda.
BREAKING: AC Milan are in talks with Diego Costa’s agent about a possible deal for the Chelsea striker - Sky sources #SSNHQ— Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) June 8, 2017
Several others have picked up on this as well, such as the Evening Standard, though no one seems to have any further information just yet.
As we talked about as well, Milan helped out Chelsea in a somewhat similar situation with Fernando Torres three years ago, but there’s no guarantee that the new owners are at all willing to play such a role again. Costa has made it very clear that he only wants to play for Atlético in the long-term (and he may or may not have parts of that deal worked out with Simeone & Co already), but he did soften his stance in the short term as Atlético cannot register him until January. A short-term loan move would certainly be an interesting solution but one that would probably work best for all involved.