Report: Newcastle can sign AC Milan's Diego Laxalt for just £10.7m

(L-R) Davide Calabria of AC Milan, Diego Laxalt of AC Milan during the Italian Serie A   match between AC Milan v Fiorentina at the San Siro on December 22, 2018 in Milan Italy

Newcastle have been linked with Laxalt since the window re-opened.

Diego Laxalt of AC Milan looks on during AC Milan Sponsor and Greet Events on January 13, 2019 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Italian outlet CalcioMercato have claimed that AC Milan are willing to part ways with Diego Laxalt just six months after signing him from Genoa, and are keen to strike a deal with Newcastle United.

Milan bought the 25-year-old in the summer after the versatile left-footer shone at the World Cup for Uruguay. Newcastle were linked with a move then, but he chose Milan instead.

 

Now, Newcastle are said to have enquired over a move for Laxalt, but they face a challenge in tempting the 15-time Uruguay international to move to Tyneside. Italian sides Lazio and Atalanta are also said to be keen.

The report claims Milan only want £10.7million for Laxalt despite signing him in the summer for about £12.5million. He has struggled at the San Siro since his move to the Serie A heavyweights.

Diego Laxalt of AC Milan competes for the ball with Vincent Laurini of ACF Fiorentina during the Serie A match between AC Milan and ACF Fiorentina at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on December 22,...

Laxalt has managed 19 appearances in all competitions, but 11 of those have been from the substitutes bench. During his eight starts, he has been taken off four times - meaning he has completed 90 minutes on just four occasions.

Though Laxalt has a contract until the summer of 2022 after signing a four-year deal in the last window, it appears that he has little future at Milan under Gennaro Gattuso and Newcastle now know how much they need to pay to sign Laxalt.

STADIO GIUSEPPE MEAZZA, MILAN, ITALY - 2018

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