Milan-James Rodriguez, intensive contacts with Jorge Mendes

Despite strong interest from other teams Milan have not yet quit James Rodriguez. Intensive contacts with Jorge Mendes are underway to convince Real Madrid and the player. 

Hakan Calhanoglu arrived today in Milan undergoing medical examinations and will be officialized tomorrow, signing a 5 year contract with the rossoneri. The next reinforcement could also be to strengthen the midfield. According to reports by the Italian newspaper La Repubblica, AC Milan have not yet quit Real Madrid’s winger James Rodriguez. The 25 year old Colombian has made it clear he intends to leave Madrid this summer.

According to recent rumors, contacts between the rossoneri and his agent, Jorge Mendes to formalize a deal for the former Monaco are frequent. Relations between the new Milan management and the powerful Portuguese agent are great, but both parties need to find the right formula to convince Real Madrid, who value the player no less than 70 million euros. Agreeing personal terms with James will not be simple either, the player wants to play Champions League football next season. Also, Paris Saint Germain’s interest on the 25 year old Colombian is strong.

A couple of weeks ago, Don Balon reported that Jorge Mendes was doing everything in his power to convince Real Madrid to lower their demands to 60 millions and to convince the player to accept Milan instead of Manchester United. AC Milan and Mendes proposed Real Madrid a loan move with the obligation to buy but president Florentino Perez wants to cash out immediately and rejected such a possibility. If Milan are serious about signing James they need to step up their game. 

James Rodriguez
James Rodriguez

From a winger to another. Jesus Suso’s future at Milan is still uncertain. The Spanish has stated he wants to remain in San Siro but is waiting for a signal from the club (read here). At the moment, however, renewal talks are on hold. Tottenham, Roma and Napoli have shown strong interest for the 23 year old winger despite his desire to stay at Milan. If the red and blacks do not hurry other clubs are ready to take advantage of the situation.