Saturday July 11 2015
Witsel 'working towards Milan'

Axel Witsel is “working towards joining Milan,” but Zenit want €30m, said one of his agents. “It’s no secret we’ve been discussing it for a while.”

The Belgian midfielder is next on the Rossoneri radar and today there are rumours Jeremy Menez could be included as part of the deal.

“It’s no secret that we’ve been discussing it with Milan for a while,” representative Riccardo Napolitano told Fantagazzetta.

“This is not an easy process, but we are working towards joining Milan. Alex has said he wants to measure himself up against a highly-competitive League, one superior to Russia. He wants an exciting experience that can get the most out of his qualities.

“Zenit are asking for €30m to €35m cash in order to let him leave. Let’s not forget this is a club that has no particular need for liquidity, although we all know what a great director Adriano Galliani is. Sometimes he can make the impossible become possible, so we’ll wait and see what happens.

“We can’t rule anything out, as the situation is constantly evolving. On Monday or Tuesday we’ll have a telephone meeting with the Rossoneri.”

Today’s edition of the Corriere dello Sport claims Juventus are also in the bidding war for Witsel.

“(Juventus director Fabio) Paratici certainly put him top of the list if Paul Pogba or Arturo Vidal were to leave, but seeing as both look destined to stay in Turin, I don’t see room for manoeuvre.”

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