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Milan Open Negotiations For Diawara

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Milan are in the hunt for midfield reinforcements and Diawara looks to be a prime target.

Diawara enjoyed a breakout season with Bologna last year
Diawara enjoyed a breakout season with Bologna last year
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Milan have reportedly made an offer for Bologna midfielder Amadou Diawara. The Rossoneri have been on the hunt for midfield reinforcements all summer and Guinean destroyer looks to be at the top of their list.

Diawara enjoyed a breakout season at Bologna last year under the stewardship of Milan legend Roberto Donadoni. The nineteen year old's skill in breaking up play and distributing the ball from deep was key to Bologna's survival in Serie A and is performances have led to interest from some very high profile admirers.

Milan are the latest club to express an interest in the midfield anchor man and are believed to have made an offer of around 4 million Euros to take the player on loan with an option to buy next summer. The snag in the deal is that Championship side Aston Villa have made an offer of 17 million Euros to buy the player immediately.

Whilst the player would almost definitely prefer to join Milan, Bologna will be looking to receive cash up front so as to fund their own summer business. Similarly, Napoli and Roma are both interested in the player and could likely outbid Milan themselves at the minute as well.

Nonetheless, after missing out on Fiorentina's Milan Badelj, Diawara should be a priority for the club given the current state of the midfield. Regardless of where he goes, Diawara is desperate to leave Bologna after encountering friction with the club's hierarchy, meaning that Milan will have to improve their offer, or risk missing out altogether.