Sunday June 5 2011
Milan 'need to raise Witsel offer'

Standard Liege have confirmed negotiations with Milan for Axel Witsel, “but there is still a big gap between offer and demand.”

The 22-year-old Belgium international midfielder has been named as the main transfer target for that left midfield role.

“I will admit there has been contact between our club and Milan for the player, but there is still a big gap between Milan's offer and our demands,” said Standard Liege President Luciano D'Onofrio.

The Rossoneri face growing competition for Witsel in the form of Liverpool, who are preparing their own bid.

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