Milan are reportedly planning a ‘race against time’ to convince Unai Emery to join them, before he signs a new contract with Sevilla.
The tactician has emerged in recent days as a surprise candidate to replace Clarence Seedorf at San Siro, if the 38-year-old is to be removed from the bench in the coming weeks.
However, with Sevilla insisting that Emery has agreed to a new contract with them and will sign it on Tuesday, reports in Italy are building that Silvio Berlusconi and Adriano Galliani are preparing a counter-offer.
Reports are that Berlusconi yesterday met with Galliani to discuss the matter and that Galliani has remained in constant contact with Ernesto Bronzetti, who is expected to act as intermediary with the Spanish.
The Gazzetta dello Sport lead suggestions that the Rossoneri are planning to reach Emery with a proposal before his otherwise anticipated renewal with the Europa League winners is signed.
The pink paper report that Sevilla are offering Emery a €300,000 pay-rise to €1.8m-a-year, to extend his contract beyond its current expiry at the end of June.
Milan are speculated as preparing to choose between running with Emery and sticking with Seedorf.