AC Milan utility man Diego Laxalt has reportedly rejected a contract offer from Serie A rivals Atalanta. The 26-year-old joined Milan from Genoa last summer in a deal reported to be worth 14million euros but he struggled to have an impact at the San Siro.
He was restricted to just six starting appearances and has been deemed surplus to requirements by new boss Marco Giampaolo.
Atalanta, who first expressed an interest in Laxalt in 2017, are understood to have already agreed a deal with the Rossoneri to sign the Uruguay international on-loan before making his switch permanent next summer.
Reports in Italy claim Atalanta will part with 11million euros to complete the deal at the end of the current campaign.
However, Laxalt is currently refusing to put pen to paper due to a dispute of wages with La Dea offering less than he brings in at Milan.
Negotiations have been placed on hold as a result and Laxalt is waiting for Atalanta to return with improved terms.