Ancelotti working to make Sanches an AC Milan fan
There has been no progress on teenager’s proposed move to the Serie A club, says the Bayern Munich boss
Bayern Munich head coach Carlo Ancelotti is trying to persuade Renato Sanches to support AC Milan, hinting the Portugal midfielder could join the Serie A side.
Sanches is reportedly the latest target for the big-spending Italians, who have signed a raft of players including Italy centre-back Leonardo Bonucci from Juventus and Sanches’ international team-mate Andre Silva in a busy transfer window.
Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has claimed Sanches could be out of Milan’s price range, although a loan to San Siro has also been suggested.
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Speaking ahead of Bayern’s International Champions Cup clash with Milan in Shenzhen on Saturday, Ancelotti hinted Sanches could yet move to the the Italian’s former club.
“Milan have had a great transfer window so far,” Ancelotti told reporters on Friday. “They’ve bought a lot of players and the impact of the new owners [Li Yonghong’s Rossoneri Sport Investment Lux] has been important.
“I hope they have a great season, I have a good relationship with [Milan head coach Vincenzo] Montella and I think he did a good job last season. They have a better team this year and they’ll fight for the Scudetto, I wish them the best. Regarding my time, Milan has changed a lot, but I have good memories.
“I’m always happy to face Milan because I’m still a Milan fan and I push my players to become Milan fans.
“Sanches? Right now he’s working for us, but yes I’m working to make him a Milan fan.”
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But the Bayern boss indicated there will be no immediate announcement regarding a potential move for the 19-year-old midfielder.
“There’s nothing new on his future,” Ancelotti added.