Napoli ‘will demand Atletico Madrid pay £35m and exchange Diego Costa for Arkadiusz Milik’ but striker’s wage demands could be a stumbling block for LaLiga side
- Napoli will reportedly demand £35million and Diego Costa for Arkadiusz Milik
- Atletico Madrid have long thought to have been targeting the Polish striker
- The Serie A side are open to negotiating but want Costa included in any deal
- But Milik’s wage demand could prove to be a stumbling block in the talks
The LaLiga side have had a long interest in the forward who is thought to be open to a switch to the Spanish capital if the two teams can agree a deal this summer.
Napoli are open to negotiating, according to Italian outlet Tuttosport, but reaching an agreement could prove to be difficult.
Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik is reportedly a transfer target of Spanish giants Atletico Madrid
But the Serie A side are set to demand £35million and Diego Costa in exchange for the forward
Milik had previously had two years of injury problems but was in impressive form before the campaign was suspended in March due to the outbreak of coronavirus.
The Polish international has scored 12 goals in 22 games across all competitions for the Serie A side this season.
The 26-year-old joined the Italians from Ajax in 2016 and his contract is set to expire in 2021.
The Polish international has scored 12 goals in 22 games across all competitions this season
Costa has had injury problems this season and has managed just two goals in all competitions
Napoli are reportedly keen on swapping the striker for Atletico’s Diego Costa with a fee of £35million included in the deal.
Costa has had his own injury problems this season and has been limited to a total of 19 appearances, managing just two goals.
He also has another year to run on his contract but an exchange could suit Atletico with Milik five years younger than the Spanish international.
However, reports suggest his wage demands could be a stumbling block with clubs having to work on tighter budgets due to the financial implications of the pandemic.