CM: Udinese ‘send message’ to Milan over €35m-rated midfielder

By Oliver Fisher -

Udinese have ‘sent a signal’ to AC Milan and other interested clubs by extending Rodrigo De Paul’s contract, a report claims.

The Argentina international officially signed a new deal with Udinese until June 2024 earlier in the week, having become a key part of their side over the last two seasons.

A number of different clubs have been linked with a move for De Paul including Milan, Inter, Napoli, Roma and Fiorentina. even claimed last month that the Rossoneri will make an attempt to sign him in January, and that Paolo Maldini has already told his agent he is a huge fan.

Upon his renewal, Udinese technical director Pierpaolo Marino said: “We wanted to prove to Rodrigo just how valuable he is within our squad and above all continue to consolidate the team with contract negotiations carrying on with other players too.”

However, according to the latest from, the new deal has not removed De Paul from the market.

Instead, it has merely sent a message to interested teams that the demand is a figure close to €35m and that no discount will be possible.

De Paul had his best season in 2018-19, amassing nine goals and nine assists.

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