Actu Foot and La Source Parisienne maintain Manchester United are ready to get into the race for the Algeria international too.
Paris Saint-Germain have long been chasing Bennacer, especially as director Leonardo used to work for Milan, but have so far kept their offers at around €30m.
It emerged this week that there is a €50m release clause in the midfielder’s contract, confirmed by several Italian sources.
This changes the situation, as if a club is prepared to meet that price, there is little the Rossoneri can do to stop him leaving.
RMC Sport in France had stated on Wednesday that Manchester City would pay the full €50m.
Now different French sources suggest Manchester United are also in the running for the Player of the Tournament at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Milan paid €16m to sign Bennacer from Empoli last summer, so either way this represents a big profit.