CM: Paolo Maldini’s James Rodriguez ‘dream’ – the details…

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan reportedly came close to securing the signing of Real Madrid playmaker James Rodriguez in the summer window.

Journalist Alfredo Pedulla revealed via his website late in the mercato that Milan director Zvonomir Boban was set to fly to Madrid in order to meet with both Real and Atletico.

The objective of the meeting with the latter was to try and thrash out a deal for Angel Correa, Pedulla claimed.

However, the meeting with Los Blancos was apparently to see if there was any chance of signing James Rodriguez.

Pedulla added that the Colombian playmaker – who was strongly linked with a move to Carlo Ancelotti’s Napoli – was offered to Milan on July 25.

Now, a report from Sportitalia (via Calciomercato.com) claimed that Rodriguez was the ‘surprise gift’ that Paolo Maldini wanted to give Marco Giampaolo.

They insist that the former Porto and Monaco man had been offered to Milan in July and that he could have become a late market possibility, but in the end he never arrived.


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