Udinese director offers key update on midfielder as €35m Milan links continue

By Oliver Fisher -

The sporting director of Udinese – Pierpaolo Marino – has seemingly poured cold water on Milan’s chances of signing Rodrigo De Paul in January.

The Rossoneri continue to be linked with a move for De Paul – just as they were all throughout the summer – despite the Argentine signing a new deal with Udinese until June 2024 last month.

Calciomercato.com claimed that the fresh contract was simply a message that a discount will not be offered on his €35m asking price amid interest from Roma, Fiorentina and Inter as well as Milan.

The same outlet claimed back in September Milan will make an attempt to sign De Paul in January, and that Paolo Maldini has already expressed a desire to sign him during talks with his agent.

Former Juventus director Luciano Moggi dropped the biggest bombshell when – speaking to 7Gold (via MilanNews.it) – he stated that everything is practically in place for De Paul to join Milan in January.

Nonetheless, Pierpaolo Marino has offered an update on the 25-year-old to Radio Sportiva, and his comments were transcribed by MilanNews.it.

“At the moment there is nothing on him, both parties are focused on the results for our ranking. In general, nothing is moving in Italy in view of January, I do not foresee a very busy market.”

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