Arnaud Kalimuendo was a prominent name amid the rumours circulating around Leeds United in the summer but the Whites missed out, with Kalimuendo joining Rennes – and now, CMW say Milan are willing to spend £31m to get him.
Kalimuendo, 20, joined Rennes from PSG after scoring 21 goals in 65 games for Lens. Impressive stats, but all the more eye-catching given his age and that he played out wide for a lot of his spell. He returned to PSG, before being sold.
Now at Rennes, he has made a decent-enough start – having a hand in six goals in 17 games, starting only 12 times. On just one occasion, he has completed 90 minutes. But again, given his age, Kalimuendo is showing serious potential.
Enough for Serie A champions Milan to become interested. Indeed, Italian outlet CMW report that Milan are keen to sign Kalimuendo. That is despite bringing in Charles De Ketelaere in the summer. A fee of £31m might be required.
Leeds missed out on Kalimuendo and now Milan willing to spend £31m
The Independent reported in the summer that we actually tabled a £17million offer to sign Kalimuendo. Now, he is being touted at a price almost double that despite a not-so-particularly eye-catching start with new side Rennes.
But the fact he is still so young, his price is only going to rise. To have got Kalimuendo for £17m would have been a bargain at the time. Now, Rennes look set to double their money. That is, if they do decide to sign the Frenchman.
The report states that Milan will only go in for Kalimuendo if Rafael Leao leaves. But after another 10 goals and seven assists in 25 games – including a goal in a 2-1 win over Salernitana on Wednesday, it is unlikely Milan will cash in.