Rossi’s presence in New York sparks rumors of Milan switch…
Milan are reportedly keen to pick up Italy striker Giuseppe Rossi this summer from Villarreal for an initial low bid.
The 25-year-old striker who has otherwise been linked with Napoli, is widely considered to be available for transfer this summer, after his team’s relegation in Spain to the Segunda Division. However, still recovering from knee ligament damage, the player is unavailable for selection until February 2013.
Unable to play, Rossi attended Milan’s brutal 5-1 loss to Real Madrid in Yankee Stadium. After the match, he was seen speaking with several of Milan’s players and head coach Massimiliano Allegri outside of the team locker room. Another reported Milan target, Kaka, was also inside Milan’s locker room for over 30 minutes and he walked out hugging his Brazil teammate Robinho and talking to players.
Neither Kaka nor Rossi made themselves available for comment, but a potential future teammate of both players, Urby Emanuelson, is looking forward to the possibility of playing with both.
“Yeah, Kaka and Rossi are two great players. I think they will make the team a lot stronger. We will see what will happen,” Emanuelson told Goal India.
Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport report that Milan are in talks with the Spanish over a possible deal and are offering an initial €7 million. This is then to be followed up with a bonus structure totalling a further significant sum. However, it is believed that Villarreal are keen for at least €11 million up front, followed by a large bonus scheme.