The Barca defender looks set to leave Spain.
He is very likely to continue playing in Serie A.
Barcelona and AC Milan are locked in advanced negotiations for the January transfer of defender Jean-Clair Todibo, reports say. It is said by Sportmediaset that there is dispute between the two clubs with the Blaugrana insisting on an immediate sale worth upwards of €20 million with AC Milan instead pushing for a loan deal with a future obligation to buy.
It was reported earlier this week 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. The Rossoneri made their first approach for Todibo at the end of November, followed by a meeting in early December between Paolo Maldini and director Eric Abidal.
Barça and AC Milan are in advanced talks for Jean-Clair Todibo, a loan move with obligation to buy for €25m. The French defender is appreciated by Paolo Maldini. [@DiMarzio]— barcacentre (@barcacentre) December 17, 2019
There were more contacts between the two clubs recently as they celebrated 120 years of history together, and it has been made clear that the player is willing to leave in January to find more playing time. In addition, Todibo has agreed to an AC Milan move, but Barcelona want to sell him permanently with the option of inserting a buy-back clause, which does not seem to interest the Italian side, per Gazzetta dello Sport.
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.