Atletico Madrid is demanding 50 Million Euros for Angel Correa.
With a strike force of Felix, Morata, and Costa, Atletico is looking strong upfront. Having said that, it has not stopped Diego Simeone chasing more firepower for his team.
Angel Correa though is not apparently part of that plan. He is surplus to requirements at in Madrid.
It comes as a bitter blow to the Serie A side, as they thought the deal was as good as done.
They have already agreed on terms with the player weeks ago. Correa, himself is apparently happy with the move and just wants it finalised.
Atletico has made no secret, that Correa is for sale. But they have set their price at 50 million and that is the price any suiter will have to pay.
His agent August Jimenez was so sure that Madrid would accept the latest 40 million Euro offer from Milan.
He was on a plane bound for the Italian city. Only to divert to Madrid after getting wind that the deal was off for the time being.
The reports claim, that the agent received a call from Rossoneri legend and technical director Paolo Maldini.
Milan thought the offer of 40 million-plus add-ons was more than fair given the player’s desire to leave.
The deal is far from dead in the water.
However, the word from Milan is unless they can come with more money from sales, that is the offer they can make. Atletico is holding out for Milan to up the offer, or another buyer to emerge.
The agent appears to be hopeful that he can persuade Madrid to make the deal happen, given his good relationship with the club.
It was not the player who agitated for the move, this may work in their favour.
The player has been at the club since the age of 19 and been a loyal servant for the past five years. Making 188 appearances, scoring 30 goals and contributing 28 assists.