AC Milan ‘open Renato Sanches talks’

He made just six starts in the Bundesliga and even dropped to Portugal’s Under-21 squad despite playing a key role in their triumphant Euro 2016 campaign. While Bayern Munich won the race, he struggled to assert himself under Carlo Ancelotti.

The 19-year-old looked to be on his way to becoming one of the best players in the world.

Sanches couldn’t break into Bayern’s team. If he has another season like that, the midfielder could miss out on the World Cup in Russian Federation next summer. Carlo Ancelotti’s side have signed Corentin Tolisso, Sebastian Rudy and James Rodriguez, making it even more hard for Sanches to get regular playing time.

The Portugal worldwide has endured a hard first season at the Allianz Arena, starting just six Bundesliga matches overall after his big-money move from Benfica.

Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has confirmed that the club are not in the chase to sign Arsenal winger Alexis Sanchez this summer.

Portuguese publication @Record_Portugal report that AC Milan have offered to take Renato Sanches on loan with a €47m option to buy.

According to Record, the big-spending Serie A giants want Sanches on an initial two-year loan and could be ready to pay as much as £41m to then sign him up permanently.

“But we did not get any further”. It was not just about lending.

That cost could go up to €80m with various bonuses, including €20m if he’s in the top three for the Ballon d’Or.

AC Milan are likely to face opposition from a number of Premier League clubs, with both Chelsea and Manchester United likely to be alerted by Rummenigge’s comments.