Milan are set to miss out on Rodrigo De Paul, who was their No.1 target for the trequartista role. The Argentine is one step away from Atletico Madrid and the Rossoneri might need to focus on Hakan Calhanoglu now.
Atletico have agreed to pay €35m to Udinese for De Paul, who scored nine goals and assisted an additional ten this past season. This was reported by Calciomercato.com, also explaining why Milan decide to drop out.
The reason was simple, really, as the price tag was too high for the Rossoneri. They will have to look elsewhere on the market now, but losing out on De Paul could also facilitate Calhanoglu’s renewal. The No.10, as we know, will expire at the end of this month.
The Turkish international is currently focused on the Euros but we can expect more news on the renewal front afterwards. Of course, Milan will have to act in advance and be prepared for everything.