Calcio Mercato are reporting that AC Milan have put a price on their 25-year-old Uruguayan International left-back Diego Laxalt.
The price is said to be around €12M (£10.7M), and the Milan club are willing to consider offers in January for the player who only joined them last summer.
He joined them from Genoa, and the left-sided player can operate as a left back or as a wing-back or as a winger.
The Uruguayan was linked with Newcastle last month, and the report is that Newcastle are keen on the player.
But the player himself is said to be less than keen to join Newcastle.
One look at the Premier League table and he sees us in 3rd bottom place may be one of the reasons for that.
25-year-old Uruguayan International Diego Laxalt
The 13 times capped Uruguayan International only signed for Milan (from Genoa) last summer on a four-year contract, after being at Inter-Milan for three years up to 2016.
He cost Milan around £16M, but he is currently struggling to get first-team starts at the club.
But he has still made 19 appearances for Milan this season.
There is no mention of this being a loan deal, but Newcastle would prefer a loan deal (to lower the initial cost in January) with an option to buy the Uruguayan in the summer if he plays well.
It’s not clear whether Rafa would use Laxalt as a left-back or a wing-back or left-winger as his primary position at Newcastle.
But it seems the first task Rafa has is to persuade the Uruguayan to join Newcastle.
Lazio and Atalanta are two Italian clubs who are also reported to be interested in signing the player.
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