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Marseille close to signing Milik

Saturday16 January 2021 | 6:55
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The Napoli striker has long been tipped with a January move as his contract is due to expire this summer, and the club reportedly demands a €13 million fee for their Polish striker.

Although

Juventus

and

Atletico

Madrid

are all among the clubs that are interested in signing

Milik

,

Marseille

have jumped to the front of the queue as they are in talks to seal the move this January, the Ligue 1 side’s manager,

Andre Villas-Boas

, confirmed their interest in the player last week.

"Milik interests us, but there have been no advanced conversations with the club or the player,"

the Portuguese told reporters.

"It is an interest that emerged in the press. He is not our only option, perhaps he is the most difficult, because he is an important player.

"We will discuss it again with the owners to see how far we can go. We know our limits, we can't spend much. I will not put this pressure on the board."

According to Goal,

Marseille

have made an offer worth €8m plus bonuses, however, they are eying a two-year loan deal which means

Milik

needs to sign a 12-month extension with the Italian club.

Villas

Boas

admitted Marseille’s sporting director, Pablo Longoria, is discussing a deal with Napoli.

"It's a very difficult and tight transfer window and we are working on different options,"

he said at a press conference.

"We are trying to do things intelligently, you have to be very cold in the negotiation.

"Have I spoken to Milik? No. We have started negotiations with Napoli, but it is not confirmed and I leave that to Pablo. No, I did not have Milik on the phone."

 


source: SportMob