Mohamed Elneny is close to a move to AC Milan according to … his dad.
The midfielder is currently on loan with Turkish side Besiktas, but the Serie A side are reportedly showing interest with talks at an ‘advanced’ stage.
Speaking to local TV, Nasser Elneny said, “”The negotiations between Mohamed and Milan are at an advanced stage, but the contract has not yet been signed.
“They have renewed interest in my son and the next few hours could be decisive for sign with Milan.
“He did well with Besiktas but wants to move to a stronger league at Milan.”
The 27 year old was deemed surplus to requirements last summer, having failed to impress then boss Unai Emery, who in turn failed to impress anyone and got the boot.
It’s hard to remember a situation when we’ve loaned a player somewhere for a season and then sold him halfway through, but then we’ve become a club that does all kinds of stuff for the first time in recent years, so who knows what might happen.
It would obviously have to be a permanent move, and that would swell the transfer kitty ahead for January reinforcements, so it does make some sense.