LIVE BLOG: Milan Mercato – Espanyol announce Diego Lopez

By Oliver Fisher -

On deadline day, follow Milan’s transfer news here, brought to you by SempreMilan’s mercato live blog.


 

21:43pm ESPANYOL ANNOUNCE DIEGO LOPEZ

Diego Lopez has officially joined Espanyol. The goalkeeper is set to join the Spanish side on loan. More details soon.


20:40pm SKY: NEGOTIATIONS FOR FERNANDEZ ARE OFF

Sky reports the negotiations between Milan and Fiorentina for Mati Fernandez are off. The midfielder won’t join Milan this transfer window.


19:37pm SKY: MONTELLA TRIES TO CONVINCE FERNANDEZ

Vincenzo Montella has according to Sky’s transfer guru, Di Marzio, spoken to Mati Fernandez on the phone to try and convince the midfielder to join AC Milan. So far though, there are no more reports on the situation.


18:25pm GDS: SWAP DEAL REJECTED BY GENOA

Gazzetta reports Genoa have rejected a bid for Rincon from AC Milan. The Rossoneri reportedly offered Poli in return, which Genoa were not happy with.


18:17pm SKY: DIEGO LOPEZ TO ESPANYOL

Sky Italia reports that Diego Lopez’ move to Espanyol is as good as done. The goalkeeper is set to join the Spanish club on loan.


17:22pm DE JONG TO GALA

Meanwhile, Nigel de Jong joins Galatasaray.


17:17pm VERGARA LEAVES

Vergara officially joins FC Arsenal Tula of the Russian Premier League on a season-long loan.


17:15pm VERGARA TO RUSSIA?

Some Milan fans would view this as good news. It appears Jherson Vergara could be on his way out.

Read Daniel Gutman’s feature on the Colombian defender: The mystery of Jherson Vergara.

https://twitter.com/TheMilanBible/status/771002238059831296


17:04pm BACK FOR JACK?

Less than six hours to go, and still no deadline day signings for the Rossoneri.

Then again, anything can happen, and links with Jack Wilshere have all of a sudden popped up again…


15:45pm MILAN IN FOR WALES STAR?

Ramsey

Milan have contacted Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey’s agent to try and strike a deal, according to SportItalia.


15:35pm NO DEAL FOR JOVETIC

That’s the end of that, then.


15:30pm GABRIEL TO BOLOGNA?

It’s not all about incomings today…

According to Sky Italia, Bologna are interested in signing Gabriel from Milan.


15:20pm CAIO BATTLE

Seems like Milan will not be alone in their pursuit of Rodrigo Caio…


13:55pm FABREGAS REFUSAL

Sky Sports in the UK are reporting that Milan were the ones who enquired about Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas, but the London club refused to enter negotiations.


13:53pm JOVETIC ALMOST DONE

Wow! This came out of nowhere. It appears Milan are closing in on a deal for Inter striker Stevan Jovetic. Is it a good move?

https://twitter.com/TheMilanBible/status/770952274818371584


13:10pm NO INTEREST IN LACROIX

It appears any pursuit of Sion man Lacroix is now over.


13:05pm FABREGAS OFFERED

Well, well, well. We have our first potential blockbuster of the day…

https://twitter.com/TheMilanBible/status/770938821018083328


11:05am HONDA UPDATE

It appears that all has gone quiet on the Honda-Keita swap deal…


10:10am HONDA FOR KEITA

Honda may not be guaranteed San Siro stay | Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty

There are also voices on a possible exchange with Lazio involving Keita Balde and Honda, this scenario however, seems unlikely at the moment.


09:50am MATI

For the midfield Milan point to the name of Mati Fernandez, a former player of Montella’s at Fiorentina but the Chilean is more likely to head for Cagliari or Atalanta.


09:18am WILSHERE

Wilshere

According to reports from England, Crystal Palace are close to a loan-deal for Jack Wilshere. Milan are another club linked with a possible move for the England midfielder (The Sun) with the Rossoneri prepared to offer €35 million to take him outright next summer.


09:00am DEPARTURES

After the loan of Jose Mauri to Empoli, goalkeeper Diego Lopez is heading to England or Spain with defender Vergara requested in Belgium, Holland, Russia and Serie B.


WEDNESDAY AUGUST 31 – 08:00am MONTOLIVO ALTERNATIVE

The objective for Milan is to find an alternative to Montolivo in midfield and a partner for Romagnoli in defence. For budget reasons, it’s difficult to see Musacchio arriving from Villarreal or Rodrigo Caio from San Paolo (who is also of interest to Napoli).

Yesterday the name of Ranocchia was being spoke about at Milanello but city rivals Inter do not want to send him across the city on a loan deal. The rossoneri has also been offered Lacroix from Sion and a decision is likely later.


16:00pm MATI CONTACT

No contract for Mati from Milan yet | Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images

Calciomercato.com has exclusively learned that AC Milan have made new contact for Fiorentina midfielder Mati Fernandez who is one of Vincenzo Montella’s top midfield targets. Rossoneri chiefs are having a meeting with the player’s entourage at the moment.


15:00pm MAURI TO EMPOLI IS A DONE DEAL

Former Parma man Jose Mauri has joined Empoli on a dry loan deal. Calciomercato.com has exclusively learned that the Argentinean has finalized his move to Empoli after a meeting between his agent and Empoli DS Carli.


14:56pm MILAN MEET DYNAMO KIEV

ACF Fiorentina v FC Dynamo Kyiv - UEFA Europa League: Quarter Final

Dinamo Kiev’s director general, Rezo Chokhonelidze, is at Casa Milan to discuss a number of topics. First on the list, Luiz Adriano, but also Younes Belhanda and Domagoj Vida, who started at centre-back for Croatia during Euro 2016.


13:30pm DIEGO LOPEZ – ESPANYOL

The out-of-favour Diego Lopez could find a new home: Espanyol, who have appraoched the former Real Madrid goalkeeper in an attempt to pip Celta Vigo.


12:40pm MUSACCHIO IN THE FOLD AGAIN

A name that Milan fans haven’t heard for a while is that of Villarreal defender Mateo Musacchio. It appears he and Rodrigo Caio are targets again…


10:40am BADELJ UPDATE

 AC Milan will make a new offer for Baldej today, but Fiorentina don’t want to sell the player on loan.


09:30am RANOCCHIA OFFERED

Ranocchia

Premium Sport reports that Inter have offered the rossoneri Andrea Ranocchia who was coached by Montella at Sampdoria last term. The aeroplanino is not attracted by the idea of having the Italian defender back with him, but negotiations between the Milan clubs are ongoing.


08:23am: NO HERNANES

Juventus have offered the former Inter and Lazio man, but AC Milan have declined the Old Lady’s offer.

 

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