Thursday August 30 2012
Milan negotiate De Jong fee

Milan’s proposed swoop for Nigel De Jong is on hold as discussions with Manchester City regarding a fee continue.

The Dutchman is being targeted by the Rossoneri given that boss Massimiliano Allegri has asked for a new midfielder following the loss of Mark Van Bommel.

The latter was a stable figure in the plans of Allegri before he opted to return to PSV when his contract expired in June.

Reports on Thursday suggest that the Diavolo have offered €4m for De Jong, but Roberto Mancini’s club are asking for €8m.

Talks will continue for the 27-year-old in a bid to do a deal before the transfer window closes on Friday evening.