Milan eye Nakata swoop
By Edwin Chong
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Serie A giants have stated that they do not plan many big moves in the transfer market this summer, but appear to have earmarked the gifted 26-year-old Parma midfielder as their top target.
According to a club spokesperson, Milan are willing to exchange one of their squad players in a bid to capture the Japanese international, and have already opened talks with their Serie A rivals.
"With regards to Nakata's transfer, we have started negotiations," the official was quoted as saying.
"We plan to exchange one or two of our players for him, preferably those who are not in the first team."
Nakata's agent Carlo Pallavicino confirmed that negotiations had begun, and hinted that a deal could be completed in the near future.
"The possibility is real, the negotiation is well started," stated Pallavicino.
Danish international John Dahl Tomasson and former Chelsea man Sam Dalla Bonna have been mooted as possible makeweights in any deal, along with young Argentine defender Fabricio Coloccini, who spent last season on loan at Atletico Madrid.
Nakata, however, is understood to be favouring a move to England, and could well reject a switch to the Guiseppe Meazza.