Milan may have to offer as much as €7m cash, plus Antonio Cassano, for the services of Inter’s Giampaolo Pazzini.
The two clubs are discussing a swap deal for the former Sampdoria teammates given that their careers at their current clubs have come to an end.
Pazzini has been told to find a new outfit after failing to break into the first team plans of boss Andrea Stramaccioni.
Cassano, meanwhile, has put in a transfer request and the Diavolo are ready to offload him to their Stadio Meazza rivals.
Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani confirmed that talks with Inter regarding the proposed switch had already begun.
Rossoneri boss Massimiliano Allegri then added that the club would not block any move for the player who wants out of Milanello.
Cassano’s agent is set to hold talks with Inter director Marco Branca later today, while Pazzini’s representative, Tulio Tinti, has a meeting lined up with Galliani for Tuesday.
Cassano is 30, while Pazzini in 28. They both left Doria in January 2011.
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