The swap may finalize anytime soon!
Milan forward Antonio Cassano and Inter striker Giampaolo Pazzini were discussing personal terms on Monday over a surprise swap deal.
Milan’s CEO Galliani confirmed the possible exchange between the rival clubs after the Rossoneri’s 3-2 defeat by Serie A champions Juventus in the Berlusconi Trophy friendly on Sunday. Additionally, the deal would seem to make sense for both sides who are not immune to doing business together and saw rivals Juve seal the scudetto last term after the Milan duo had dominated for five years.
Italian international Cassano, who has only been at Milan for a year and a half and was struck down by a heart complaint for much of last term, said at Euro 2012 in June that he was unsure about his Rossoneri future. The Bari born ace plays more in the “hole” behind a forward and Massimiliano Allegri’s side already use Robinho in that role.
What Milan need is an out-and-out striker like Pazzini to replace Ibrahimovic. A transfer to seven-times European champions Milan is better than the 28-year-old could have ever hoped for as he tries to reignite his career.
Sportmediaset.it reports that both former teammates have accepted rival’s proposals which suggest that the new Milan player will sign a 4-year contact with a salary of €2.5 million per year. Cassano’s agent is set to hold talks with Inter director Marco Branca later today, while Pazzini’s representative, Tulio Tinti, has an ongoing meeting with Galliani.