Thursday August 14 2014
Milan prioritise Douglas Costa

Pippo Inzaghi, Adriano Galliani and Silvio Berlusconi are reportedly decided on Milan’s next transfer objectives, including Douglas Costa.

The trio met at the President’s base in Arcore, on the outskirts of Milan, on Wednesday evening, where it was believed they discussed the progress of the team so far and prospective continued work in the transfer market.

Primary discussion is believed to have centred on continued interest in an attacking winger, with Alessio Cerci, Ezequiel Lavezzi and Douglas Costa all brought up.

The Gazzetta dello Sport understand that Shakhtar Donetsk’s Costa has now been identified as the option to target first and foremost, with his availability at a lower cost that Cerci and Lavezzi mentioned as one motivation.

Even so, Shakhtar are reportedly requesting bids at the player’s buyout clause of €50m, whilst the Rossoneri still apparently see any move costing upwards of €25m, spread across multiple payments, and a further €4m to the player’s advisor, Kia Joorabchian.

Meanwhile, Tuttosport lead with suggestions that it was also agreed in the meeting between Galliani, Inzaghi and Berlusconi that the squad can do with strengthening in midfield with another ‘quality purchase’.

Lyon’s Clement Grenier is put forward by the publication as the player that fits the club’s intentions for the centre of the park.

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