Brescia president reveals striker Tonali rejected Barcelona and Man United for AC Milan
General

Brescia president reveals striker Tonali rejected Barcelona and Man United for AC Milan

Brescia striker Sandro Tonali rejected a move to Barcelona, Inter Milan and Manchester United to join AC Milan according to the club’s president Massimo Cellino.

Tonali has been linked with a series of top European clubs and according to Cellino in an interview with Top Calcio 24, the player only wanted a move to AC Milan.

"I know that (Inter CEO) Beppe Marotta really wanted Tonali, and that Antonio Conte appreciated him, so I think his agent had agreed on terms with Inter. He was determined and convinced that he was going to Inter, but all this time dragged on and it was practically the start of the new season with still nothing happening.

"As soon as Milan showed real interest, he did not want to listen to any other options. I also have a historically good rapport with Milan and we reached an agreement with Paolo Maldini quite quickly.

"We also had interest from Barcelona and Manchester United, but the lad is in love with Milan and went crazy once he heard of their offer because he supports them. Those figures are correct, but we turned down €65m from Barcelona in January and about a dozen days ago Manchester United had offered €10m more than Milan," he said.

The 20-year-old has supported Milan since he was a kid with Brescia accepting a deal which will see Milan pay a loan fee of €10 with an option to buy in a deal worth €25m in total.

  • AC Milan - Next Match
  • 19, Sep - 9:45pm
Go to Event