Udinese director denies Milan-linked De Paul is Atletico-bound: “The distances are still considerable”

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan may have been given some hope in their pursuit of Rodrigo De Paul as Udinese director Pierpaolo Marino has denied an agreement with Atletico Madrid.

MilanNews recently wrote that the Rossoneri are still hoping that De Paul could be their big signing of the summer and he is the number one target to replace Hakan Calhanoglu, who has completed a move to rivals Inter.

De Paul ended the 2020-21 season with nine goals and 11 assists in 38 appearances for Udinese, and is certainly a player that would upgrade the attacking threat of the trident behind the centre-forward, but it seemed that he was all set for a switch to Atletico Madrid based on multiple reports.

Speaking on Radio Kiss Kiss, the sporting director of Udinese gave an update on the status of the negotiations between De Paul and Atletico Madrid, underlining how there is still distance between the clubs.

“There are negotiations and the one with Atletico Madrid is one of the most advanced, but the distances are still considerable. Other clubs remain interested, there are many clubs that want him. The negotiation has not yet taken off.”

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