CM: The truth regarding Rangnick to Dortmund rumours; background on Kalulu operation

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan have not changed their mind about the hiring of Ralf Rangnick and an agreement has been in place for some time, a report claims.

According to Calciomercato.com, the only thing remaining is for Rangnick to sign his deal in London at Elliott’s headquarters. The rumours that come from Germany about Borussia Dortmund now entering the race for the 61-year-old can be interpreted as a pressure tactic.

However, the low profile chosen by the Milan in the last few days is only an attempt to try to keep the team away from speculation and to let Stefano Pioli work in peace.

The same report adds that director duo Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara were the ones who orchestrated the deal for Pierre Kalulu. It was they, in fact, who concluded the operation with the agents of the young French right-back.

It was a month-long negotiation that came about after chief scout Geoffrey Moncada informed the pair about the player’s situation back in December.

However, the report adds the success of this negotiation will not have much weight on the assessments that will be made at the end of the season as Maldini and Massara are still more likely to leave than remain under Rangnick.

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