Juventus are seen to be interested in a move for Ignazio Abate next summer, but will have to negotiate with Milan around the €12m mark.
The Gazzetta dello Sport reiterate today that the Bianconeri are strongly interested in the Rossoneri’s converted wing-back and are budgeting for a move come the summer.
The 27-year-old would be into the final year of his contract come next June, with his current deal expiring at the end of the 2014-15 season.
It is believed, though, that Milan have a particular price of €12m in mind for the Italy international and that they are unwilling to move from this.
Zenit St Petersburg were strongly linked with interest last summer and reportedly offered as much as €10m for Abate, only to prove unsuccessful.
It is understood that for Juve to have any success, a similar starting point in negotiations must be taken.
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