Inside Futbol have a report claiming that new AC Milan manager Marco Giampaolo has put Uruguayan left-back up for sale for €15m.
Newcastle have been linked with the player since this past January as a reinforcement for the troublesome left back slot. The latest link to the player was just three weeks ago.
Back in January, Calcio Mercato had come out and claimed that Laxalt was not too impressed with Newcastle. Newcastle were third bottom at the time.
We are pretty sure his impression of Newcastle has not improved much since them.
Laxalt made his big move to AC Milan just this past summer for €17m. He managed only 6 starts for I Rossoneri while starting 32 games the season before at Genoa.
Diego Laxalt– available for reasonable fee
The player has been reluctant to move so far as he seemingly wants to stay and fight for his place at Milan. He may have been hoping the new coach would give him an opportunity, much like some of our current crop of players will be hoping.
However, the new coach has put him up for sale so he may now be resigned to leaving.
Last season did not go well for Diego under then manager Gennaro Gattuso, who is still available and was loosely linked to Newcastle in May.
It was always an unlikely link because Gattuso is a resolute and fiery individual and someone that Ashley would find hard to manipulate.
We are not too sure on this player now that Rafa is gone and he seems a bit lukewarm about Newcastle as well.
There is also news today that Torino have started negotiations for the player. So this is most likely another target that can be crossed off the list.
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