Chelsea star ‘agrees personal terms’ with AC Milan as Sandro Tonali nears Newcastle United move

Chelsea’s English midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek applauds at the end of the English Premier League football match  (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)Chelsea’s English midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek applauds at the end of the English Premier League football match  (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)
Chelsea’s English midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek applauds at the end of the English Premier League football match (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images) | AFP via Getty Images
AC Milan have turned to Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek as a replacement for Sandro Tonali.

Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek has reportedly agreed to join AC Milan as the two clubs discuss a transfer fee.

Milan first opened talks with the former England international towards the end of last season but are now prepared to act on their initial interest with an official bid.

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The Serie A giants will pocket around £60million from Sandro Tonali’s move to Newcastle United, which is set to announced before the end of the week.

And according to reports in Italy, £13m of that will go towards signing Loftus-Cheek. Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano adds that “personal terms are 100 per cent agreed”.

The 27-year-old is set to become the latest player to depart Stamford Bridge this summer in a somewhat mass clearout.

N’Golo Kante and Kolidou Koulibaly have both left to join Al Ittihad and Al Hilal, respectively, while Edouard Mendy and Hakim Ziyech are also closing in on lucrative moves to the Saudi Pro League.

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Newcastle United’s majority owners the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia claimed a 75 per-cent stake in Al Hilal, Al Ittihad, Al Ahil and Al Nassr earlier this month.

Following their four-team takeover, PIF said: “The transfer of the four clubs will unleash various commercial opportunities, including investment, partnership and sponsorships across numerous sports.”

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