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Major Link Soccer: Miguel Almiron, Atlanta’s most wanted

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AC Milan is the most recent side rumored to offer over $15m for the midfielder.

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Miguel Almiron has made quite the impression this season running the Atlanta United attack, and now he’s reoprtedly the target of an Italian side. AC Milan are rumored to be offering around $18m. There may have been an offer of over $20m for the midfielder as well as a $10m offer for Josef Martinez, both turned down.

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USA

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