Milan talk with Barcelona on Jean-Clair Todibo loan deal

Barcelona and Milan are discussing a loan deal for defender Jean-Clair Todibo with a future €25m agreement, according to reports.

Italian transfer guru Gianluca Di Marzio reports the two clubs are in talks over the French defender with a possible January transfer on the cards, with Barca hoping to retain a buyback clause – although El Mundo Deportivo recently said the defender would only cost €10m.

Todibo only joined the Catalan giants in January this year, ending a long running contractual dispute with previous club Toulouse in Ligue 1.

The 19-year-old has only been involved in four La Liga matches across the calendar years – with two of his three starts coming after the league title was secured last season.

He is now demanding more first-team football and looks set to leave on loan or permanently in January, according to separate reports in both Goal and El Mundo Deportivo, who claimed boss Ernesto Valverde preferred young defender Ronald Araujo.

After being forced to play with the youth team at Toulouse, following his standoff with the club's management, he was short of match fitness when he arrived at the Camp Nou but has yet to be granted a run in the first-team.

Bayer Leverkusen, Watford, Southampton and Monaco have all also been linked to a transfer.

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