The 20-year-old centre-back has been heavily linked to the San Siro club this summer and it seems a deal is imminent

Alessio Romagnoli’s move to AC Milan from Roma is almost a done deal, according to Adriano Galliani.

The Rossoneri are desperate to sign the defender this summer and previously saw a €25 million bid rejected by the the Stadio Olimpico club.

The Milan chief executive met with Roma sporting director Walter Sabatini and the agent of the 20-year-old on Sunday again, though, as they refuse to give up on Romagnoli and Galliani said after the meeting that a transfer is imminent.

“The deal for Romagnoli is 99.8 per cent done,” Galliani was quoted as saying by La Gazzetta dello Sport.

The Italy Under 21 international spent last season on loan at Sampdoria and made 30 league appearances for the club, becoming a regular starter as they finished seventh in the league.

Milan previously already brought in high-profile names such as Carlos Bacca and Luiz Adriano, while also luring Alessandro Bertolacci away from Roma.