Reports: Everton star available on cut-price deal but Milan snub pursuit for two reasons

By Oliver Fisher -

It seems AC Milan are not interested in signing James Rodriguez after assessing the economic aspect of the operation, a report claims.

According to this morning’s edition of Tuttosport (via MilanNews), James Rodriguez is among the attacking midfielders followed by Milan. The Colombia international will leave Everton after just one season as Rafa Benitez does not want in the team, and he could arrive at the Rossoneri for a lower fee thanks to Milan’s relations with his agent Jorge Mendes.

However, newspaper il Corriere dello Sport (via writes that Rodriguez’s name can practically be crossed off the list as the management are not convinced by the 29-year-old as a profile to replace Hakan Calhanoglu.

His salary is too high and he has had a lot of physical problems in recent years, which means that Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara believe signing him will be too much of a risk.

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  1. Oke. He is a risky signing. But what is the alternative? Ramsey? Come on! Zyiech, Vlasic, Isco, Ceballos, etc etc are way to expensive for a club with almost no budget for this window. I would rather play Krunic than Ramsey.

    1. How about this: Tonali in a reverse Pirlo. Move Tonali from deep lying playmaker to trequartista. In the games he played last season one of my chief critiques was his lack of physicality and positional awareness defensively. That’s why he’s had trouble unseating Bennacer and Kessie. So why not employ his passing and technique in a more forward position not requiring as much defensively?

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