Thursday June 19 2014
Milan, Verona talk Iturbe

Adriano Galliani and Sean Sogliano met yesterday and apparently discussed Juan Iturbe, as reports indicate he is Milan’s priority target.

Verona have activated a purchase option in the 21-year-old following an impressive season on loan from Porto last year and are expected to sell him on with interest seen as coming from a number of clubs.

Milan have emerged in recent weeks as one such outfit chasing the attacker and with their Vice-President meeting with Verona’s sporting director yesterday, speculation has followed on a possible deal.

Whilst both Galliani and Sogliano have indicated that yesterday’s meeting was primarily on resolving the co-ownership status of Michelangelo Albertazzi, a number of stories have suggested Iturbe was also a subject of discussion.

Sky Italia believe that Galliani has specifically asked Sogliano for more time to arrange funds for a potential deal, with the Gazzetta dello Sport reiterating that the Rossoneri intend to offload Ricky Kaka and Robinho first, to save on wages.

The pink paper also report that Iturbe remains Milan’s primary objective heading into this summer’s transfer window.

Meanwhile, the Corriere dello Veneto believe that Real Madrid are also in the picture and have opened up talks with Sogliano, who is said to be asking for bids upwards of €30m.