Torino and Milan meetings for Messias

Crotone directors have set up meetings with both Torino and Milan to discuss €10m-rated Junior Messias.

The Brazilian made his Serie A debut last season and could not prevent their relegation, even with nine goals and four assists in 36 games.

He turned 30 in May and is looking to remain in the top flight now that he has finally made the step up.

According to Sky Sport Italia and Tuttomercatoweb, Crotone directors arrived in Milan this evening, setting up meetings for the next few days.

Torino remain the favourites, but Milan would certainly be a more prestigious alternative for Messias.

The asking price is circa €10m, although that is negotiable and he remains under contract with Crotone until June 2024.

Messias first joined a professional club in 2016 with Casale, continuing to supplement his income by driving a van delivering washing machines.