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Rossoneri Round-up for 30 June: Commisso makes a statement regarding Milan interest

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The deal that would see Rocco Commisso take over as primary owner of Milan might not be dead, but it’s on life-support.

The American businessman put out a statement yesterday confirming his interested in buying a controlling interest from Yonghong Li and expressing his frustration with the current owners of Milan.

The statement read, in part:

Mr Commisso has worked tirelessly with the assistance of his advisors to formulate and negotiate a transaction beneficial to this historic club, its loyal fans, the current ownership and the community of Milan.

Despite his best efforts and genuine belief that an agreement had recently been reached, it appears that the current ownership is not willing to conclude a deal on acceptable terms in a timely manner.

Given Mr Commisso’s passion for the game of soccer and ties to his native Italy, this is an extremely unfortunate situation for him personally.

However, he hopes the end result of this process leads to a stable and successful future for this iconic club.

How much pressure this statement puts on Li remains to be seen, but at this point the deal between Commisso and Li looks pretty dead in the water. There will likely be another attempt at a deal with another potential owner for Milan, but for now, it doesn’t look like it will be Commisso.

On to the links.

AC Milan and Italian Football Links

Fiorentina is set to make 30% of any sale of Ante Rebić from Eintracht Frankfurt. [Viola Nation]

AS Roma is reportedly interested in FC Porto’s Mexico international Hector Herrera. [Football-Italia.net]

Alfred Duncan wants to leave Sassuolo this summer. [Football-Italia.net]

World Football Links

Mexico has made the round of 16 for the seventh straight time. [FMF State of Mind]

England will face Colombia in the next round of the World Cup, and they are awaiting the fitness of one of their best players, James Rodriguez. [BBC.com]

Watford FC’s Andre Gray is facing a court appearance in Las Vegas. [BBC.com]

Marouane Fellaini has re-signed with Manchester United. [Sky Sports]

An English fan explains to some Americans what “football’s coming home” means. [SBNation]