According to the Spanish publication, football-Espana, Italian giants AC Milan are ready to table an offer of €30m for Nigeria international Samuel Chkwueze.

Chukwueze enjoyed his best season yet with Villarreal last season scoring 13 goals and assisting 11 across 50 matches, the highlight of which was a brace and an assist in a 3-2 win over Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Opta also revealed that Chukwueze became the first player to complete seven dribbles in a LaLiga  match against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu (7 out of 8) since Lionel Messi in April 2017.

His impressive performance also saw him rated as the second-best player with solo efforts in the Spanish topflight in the 2022/23 season.

Chukwueze could well be on the move this summer, with Villarreal likely to allow him to leave as he has just one year left on his current contract.

Real Madrid have been linked with the 24-year-old, as have Premier League sides Liverpool and Arsenal.

However, it appears that Milan are in pole position to sign Chukwueze, with Relevo reporting that they have made him one of their top targets.

Following Sandro Tonali’s impending departure to Newcastle United, Milan will have funds to spend, and they intend to devote some of them towards Chukwueze, with a €30m operation being lined up for the Nigeria international.

Milan are expected to up their pursuit of Chukwueze next week, once Tonali’s transfer has officially been confirmed. They will hope to complete the deal over the next few weeks.

Villarreal could be very busy this summer in terms of departures. With Nicolas Jackson on his way to Chelsea, and Chukwueze potentially on his way to Milan, there will be significant funds coming in at Els Groguets.

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