Marca: Milan proposed swap deal involving Coutinho in talks with Barcelona

By Isak Möller -

Milan are looking for a new playmaker on the market as Hakan Calhanoglu took his business to Inter, rejecting the Rossoneri’s renewal offer. In the last few hours, some interesting names have been mentioned. 

In addition to James Rodriguez of Everton (read more here), as reported by Marca, Milan have also probed the idea of signing Coutinho from Barcelona. They even held talks with the Spanish side to discuss the matter.

A swap deal involving the Brazilian was proposed, per the report, but there was no information on the outcome of the meeting. Based on previous rumours, the player going the other way in such an operation could be Alessio Romagnoli.

However, there have been no confirmations on the matter in Italy, which is why we should sit tight until there is more to go off. It goes without saying, though, that it would be a very interesting signing for Milan.

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19 Comments

  1. abanjo2003 says:

    Coutinho has a pretty high Salary. He is Injury prone. Why tf aren’t we going for Sabitzer or someone like Ziyech. Much more attainable. Low cost deals.

    1. crorossonero says:

      He is a “space ship” for those players you’ve mentioned. I think that is why. Swap for Romagnoli would be one of the best deals Milan made, ever. He is currently paid 8.5M per year, he would get less obviously and counting in the growth decree it wouldn’t be that expensive. We would pay him less or about the same then what Calhanoglu asked for. For Calha he is dr. of football. Just a few seasons ago he played 38 matches for Bayern – 11 goals and 9 assists and his asking price was 120M. Again, swap for Romagnoli who will now ask for similar wage package, no brainer.

    2. Eddie says:

      Sabitzer will not be cheap either. He is a key player, he will obviously ask for more money then his current wages. It would be interesting to see the outcome. Ziyech won’t be cheap either Chelsea won’t offer discounts, 40 million or leave it. Coutinho wages is way too high, I saw James Rodriguez mentioned idk if he already took a salary cut but his wages could be high as well.

      1. crorossonero says:

        Coutinho seems like a normal man, he agreed to halve his wage recently at Barcelona last year. Tell me which player ever agreed on a 50% wage cut to help his club? He probably wouldn’t ask for more than 7M after a few recent seasons he’s had, he doesn’t sound unrealistic, and that is almost what Calhanoglu asked. How is that way too high for a top player like him? Ziyech would ask for more money compare to Coutinho, 100%.

        1. JOHN THE BAPTIST says:

          @crorossonero, this is for you man.

          Well, it was a collective decision by Barcelona players to lower their wages as support for the club.

          That being said,
          Some clubs are smarter at doing business than others, and that’s where I have to commend Elliott, but they are taking it a bit too far, like a stingy club.

          Now, Coutinho earns 8.5 EUR annually, so if salary is a direct reflection of the player’s ability on the field, then check out these three players only:

          1. Alexander-Arnold earns 4.5m EUR annually, a player who arguably is the best RB in the world.

          2. Lautaro Martinez earns 5m EUR annually, a player with great quality and potential.

          3. Said Mane earns 6m EUR annually, for a player who is arguably the best LW in the world.

          4. Gnabry earns 4.5m EUR annually, a player considered as one of the best RW in the world.

          Even Renato Sanchez earns just 1.5m EUR annually.

          So will you now say because these players didn’t pull a Hakan on their different clubs, then they aren’t good?

          Oh, common man.

          1. crorossonero says:

            You need to see in which situation did those players sign the contract and what are they asking for now? Your post is not serious at all, you cherry picked a few players that signed when they were not at the top like they are now. Even, Renato Sanches, he failed at Bayern and went to Lille to save his career, of course he couldn’t ask for big money. Gnabry was considered one of the best when he signed? Alexander-Arnold, academy product? LOL – Ridiculous attempt, leave that type of stuff for someone that doesn’t understand anything.

          2. JOHN THE BAPTIST says:

            Well,
            These players have been performing for years, I don’t seem to understand the situation with which they signed, we signed a Turk who hadn’t played in a while, and after just a half season where he finally seemed to perform, he pulled stunt.

            Lol, Academy product? Yeah, our very own academy product was demanding 10m EUR…

            Look, if management can manage to keep Arnold, Mane, Gnabry on a decent salary despite years of top performance, then they should be the model for every management especially with the covid experience and it’s impact on club finances.

        2. JOHN THE BAPTIST says:

          @crorossonero

          Sorry, I had to read again to understand your point.
          You are a red and a black… much love ❤🖤

          1. crorossonero says:

            John, we are all fans, I don’t think anyone who isn’t doesn’t spend time and waste their nerves on this. 😀

            Don’t take my post the wrong way, but you need to see that we paid 1M for Antonio Donnarumma, while Calabria had around 1.2M. There are ridiculous wages for some players, but Coutinho is worth it, at least I think we would get a top player for 3 years and he wants to prove he still is that.

  2. Cruzio says:

    Coutinho will be a fantastic addition for me if his wages don’t go beyond 6.5million

  3. I am Forzza says:

    Of course, these are the wishes of the journalist who is writing this, and Milan has already denied that he has ever talked to Barcelona about Coutinho, but it would be good if Barcelona would accept the replacement of Romagnoli Coutinho.
    Milan does not buy Sabitzer and will never talk to that player because he is a bad player, weak, and cannot wear the Milan jersey.

    1. crorossonero says:

      Yes, probably just a news story, but we have to hope something could happen. With Coutinho we would get a big upgrade on that position and Diaz can learn a lot from him. I agree, Sabitzer isn’t even better than Calhanoglu and I really hope not to see him at Milan.

  4. JOHN THE BAPTIST says:

    Exactly the kind of profile I expect it to be associated with, incredible with the ball, 100x better than Hakan, swapping a substitute CB (Romagnoli) for a starting AM will be an incredible piece of business.

    No way he’s gonna ask for more salary at this stage in his career, he will definitely take a pay cut just to be a starter at Milan. Get him already.

  5. Dan Burcea says:

    In order to save his career, Coutinho must to accept a pay cut and go to Milan for a decent transfer fee or a swap deal!

  6. JOHN THE BAPTIST says:

    Well, it was a collective decision by Barcelona players to lower their wages as support for the club.

    That being said,
    Some clubs are smarter at doing business than others, and that’s where I have to commend Elliott, but they are taking it a bit too far, like a stingy club.

    Now, Coutinho earns 8.5 EUR annually, so if salary is a direct reflection of the player’s ability on the field, then check out these three players only:

    1. Alexander-Arnold earns 4.5m EUR annually, a player who arguably is the best RB in the world.

    2. Lautaro Martinez earns 5m EUR annually, a player with great quality and potential.

    3. Said Mane earns 6m EUR annually, for a player who is arguably the best LW in the world.

    4. Gnabry earns 4.5m EUR annually, a player considered as one of the best RW in the world.

    Even Renato Sanchez earns just 1.5m EUR annually.

    So will you now say because these players didn’t pull a Hakan on their different clubs, then they aren’t good?

    Oh, common man.

    1. Kelvin says:

      The problem with Donna and hakan isn’t just their agent but attitude. They left not because Milan won’t increase their salary. Donna left because he wasn’t decisive. He has left his career for his agent to run we will see how that will end. Hakan sign for inter without saying anything to Milan so the problem is not Elliot the problem is actually the attitude of the players. From the business that has happened over this period Milan has signed two players before the transfer market opens are ready to redeem the loan of a further two kudos to the management. With the signing of tonali. Pls who has done a better business? Milan is greater than any club or player. Pls we shouldn’t be disappointed just yet we have until end of August to be. I trust maldini. He has proven beyond doubt to be a shrewd businessman. Mirabelli wasted £200m and locatelli to finish 5th. But with far lower money maldini has done magic. Who would have thought Milan would finish 2nd last season. After euro we can sign players. To get good players hard work is needed. The management needs to study the right profile. Because a player is good in average team that doesnt mean the player will be good in a better team. Patience is needed. To tell Donna that a keeper is not hard to replace that was why Mike maignan was signed. Right profile, right age, right transfer fee, right salary. Six years salary with transfer fee was not even upto Donna and raiola agent fee. Shrewd business.in case of attacking midfielder it is pretty hard to get the right players. So enough evaluation has to be made. I won’t want a stupid, inconsistent player like hakan. So pls let’s give them benefit of the doubt. Look at tomori now… Good business if tomorrow we wanna sell him we will get nothing less than twice the transfer fee cos he is an English player. Man city, Man United, Liverpool will gladly pay the price. We can increase such a player salary. Wolves will pay £60m for him. Maguire isn’t much better. Hakan and Donna the contract offered to them are they much better than what Milan was offering? Blame their attitude not Elliot or the management.

      1. JOHN THE BAPTIST says:

        “that’s where I have to commend Elliott”

        I have nothing against the management, Kelvin.
        In fact I try to commend them, my thoughts are in response to @crorossonero27 comments earlier, but even when reading his comments over again, I therefore understood that my write up wasn’t needed after all we are all saying the same thing, same goes to you Kelvin, you just have to read through properly, I wasn’t criticizing the management, you seem to be making the same mistake I made when responding to @crorossonero27 comments.

  7. Truss says:

    Forza milano drop a ❤️🖤 under this

    1. JOHN THE BAPTIST says:

      ❤🖤 For the love of Milan!
      Goddamit MilanTillTheFuckingCasket

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