The Nigerian winger has spent five years in Spain and could be ready for a new challenge in one of Europe’s biggest clubs
Serie A giants AC Milan have set their sights on Villarreal’s talented winger, Samuel Chukwueze, as they actively pursue his signature, Soccernet.ng reports.
The Nigerian international has been generating significant interest from top clubs across Europe, with Milan currently leading the race for his services.
During a recent episode of the Calciomercato – L’Originale show, Gianluca Di Marzio, renowned for his insights into the transfer market, provided updates on Milan’s pursuit of Chukwueze.
According to Di Marzio, Milan held a two-hour meeting with the Nigerian winger’s representatives at Casa Milan, the club’s headquarters. The discussion was primarily centered around understanding Chukwueze’s salary expectations, paving the way for negotiations with Villarreal in the near future.
Geoffrey Moncada, the newly appointed technical decision-maker for player acquisitions, represented Milan in the meeting.
Meanwhile, Liverpool are also reportedly interested in acquiring Chukwueze.
The Anfield giants, along with Real Madrid, Arsenal, West Ham, Aston Villa, and several others, remain attentive to the winger’s situation.
After an impressive season with Villarreal, Chukwueze’s contract now enters its final year, making him an attractive target for potential suitors.
Chukwueze has been an integral part of Villarreal since 2018, amassing an impressive record of 24 goal involvements in 50 matches this season, including 13 goals and 11 assists.
With his contract expiring in the summer of 2024, Villarreal might be inclined to let the 24-year-old depart this summer.
However, any prospective club seeking to secure Chukwueze’s services must present a financially enticing offer.
However, amid the transfer rumours, Villarreal President Fernando Roig Alfonso has maintained that there have been no concrete offers for Samuel Chukuweze. He also dismissed any knowledge of Real Madrid’s reported interest in the Nigerian winger.