AC Milan transfer news: Bennacer stance, Thiago Silva return plus €8m Krunic exit touted

Milan will reportedly have to fend off interest from both Man City and PSG in Ismael Bennacer, while rumours have linked Thiago Silva with a return.

Bennacer, 22, has quickly established himself as an important figure in the side this season, offering both quality in the defensive and offensive phases of the game.

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Given how he has also become a firm fans’ favourite in such a short period of time, it would have been a concern for many to read reports suggesting that both Man City and PSG are keen on prising him away.

According to MilanNews though, while they confirm that he does indeed have a €50m release clause which in itself is a questionable decision from management, it’s noted that Milan’s intention is to keep him and that should any interested party wish to meet that €50m clause, they would have to pay the fee in full and not in instalments.

That in turn should offer some reassurance over the situation and strengthen the hope that Bennacer ultimately stays this summer as the club should be prioritising that, while a post-coronavirus pandemic transfer window could see limited spending.

Meanwhile, Calciomercato note, via the paper edition of Tuttosport, that Thiago Silva’s agent has offered Milan the possibility of re-signing the Brazilian stalwart on a free transfer when his current contract with PSG expires.

However, it’s suggested that there are various factors standing in the way of a possible reunion, namely Silva’s wages as he will be required to take a significant salary cut. Further, given he turns 36 later this year, it casts doubts over whether or not he fits into what the Rossoneri are trying to be build moving forward.

That said, his experience and attachment to the club following his previous stint with us could keep the option open for now.

Elsewhere, Calciomercato also report, via Tuttosport, that Torino have set their sights on Rade Krunic, and while Milan are said to want €8m to green light an exit, it’s suggested that the Granata could be open to that fee.

Krunic has played a limited role after his arrival last summer, with the 26-year-old featuring on just 11 occasions. That said, he does offer important depth and cover in midfield, and so if he were to leave, Milan would certainly need to line up a replacement to fill that void.