Serie A champions AC Milan will soon resume discussions with Real Madrid for 23-year-old Spanish playmaker Brahim Diaz.

According to reputed Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, AC Milan will prioritise signing Brahim Diaz in a permanent deal in the summer transfer window. And the Serie A champions have scheduled a meeting with Real Madrid for the 23-year-old playmaker. The Italian giants have a purchase option worth around €22 million.

Brahim Diaz has resurrected his stuttering career since joining AC Milan from Real Madrid. The Spaniard seemed to have achieved his lifelong dream by moving to Real Madrid in January 2019. But he did not get enough opportunities to make his mark and eventually signed for the Serie A giants in September 2020.

The 23-year-old is in his third season with AC Milan, each on loan. And the Spanish playmaker is enjoying a solid 2022/23 campaign, chipping in with four goals and two assists in 20 outings thus far. The Serie A champions now want to sign Diaz permanently from Real Madrid in the summer.

Real Madrid might not have any qualms about letting the 23-year-old playmaker move to AC Milan in a permanent deal. And with Diaz thriving in a no. 10 role, he is not a natural fit in Carlo Ancelotti’s system at Real Madrid anyway. So he will likely benefit from joining the Serie A club, where he is well-settled.

Reports a few months ago suggested that the Rossoneri wanted to open talks to sign Diaz permanently. And the Serie A champions have now scheduled a meeting with Real Madrid for the Spaniard. With the two parties reportedly being open to a deal, negotiations might progress smoothly.

According to Fabrizio Romano, AC Milan can sign Diaz permanently by triggering a purchase option worth €22 million. That will then leave Real Madrid with a buyback clause worth €27 million. Meanwhile, the player reportedly wants to remain at AC Milan beyond the summer transfer window.

So with the three parties likely being on the same page, a summer transfer looks likely. It will be interesting to see if Diaz joins AC Milan permanently in a deal worth €22 million or if the two clubs negotiate a different sum.

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