CorTorino: Good relations with agent key as Milan and Juventus want €35m playmaker

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan and Juventus are battling for the signing of Udinese utility man Rodrigo De Paul, according to a report.

The Rossoneri have been strongly linked with more for the Argentine for the past few transfer windows now without ever getting a deal over the line, and the links seemed to fade in line with speculation that Ralf Rangnick was arriving as the new manager.

Now that has been put to bed, the rumours have started up again, and interestingly intermediary Edoardo Crnjar was spotted Casa Milan last Monday afternoon – with De Paul a client of his.

According to what is being reported by il Corriere di Torino (via MilanLive), the player’s time at Udinese is over and Milan can use their positive relationship with his agent Agustin Jimenez to try and strike a deal.

The paper adds though that Juventus are also keen on landing the Argentina international, but the Friulian side are standing firm on their demands of €35million.

It is apparently negotiable and there is possibility of inserting counterparts in the operation, as Udinese know they cannot hold him against his will having promised him a move.

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