By Elia Raimondo
AC Milan have upset Inter by trying to persuade one of their city rivals' most exciting young talents, Justice Opoku, to switch allegiances, Goal.com has learned.
There is a long-standing gentleman's agreement in place between the two Serie A sides that discourages attempts to lure players from one academy to the other.
However, Milan disregarded this agreement by making an approach for the 14-year-old Opoku earlier this week.
Goal.com understands that the Ghanaian, who is considered a mix between Samuel Eto'o and Mario Balotelli, rejected the Rossoneri's advances, but that did not stop Inter from making their displeasure known to Milan.
Consequently, the ball is now back in Milan's court and they must now decide whether to back down or continue their pursuit of the forward and thus risk a complete breakdown of their relatively cordial relationship with the Nerazzurri.
Milan have already signalled their intention to recruit the most exciting young players based in Italy by reportedly paying €500,000 to Reggiana for another 14-year-old, Hachim Mastour.