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Rossoneri Round-up for 12 September: Ricardo Rodriguez had offers, but refused to leave Milan

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According to the agent of Ricardo Rodriguez, there was a lot of interest in the left back, but he never entertained any idea of leaving Milan.

Rodriguez’s agent, Gianluca Di Domenico, spoke to MilanNews.it and claimed that while Rodriguez had many offers from other teams, a departure from Milan was never in the cards, saying:

Ricardo never thought of leaving Milan though, you know how much he wanted to come to Milano and Milan.

He said he wouldn’t leave the Rossoneri easily and those were sincere words, he’s happy to be here and to be playing for such a big club.

In a recent interview he said he’d have stayed at Milan even if they were out of Europe, because Milan remains a bigger club than many that play in European competition.

Even if people continue to write that he’ll leave, he’s bound tightly to Milan

When Milan are playing well, there will always be offers for their players. It’s up to the club, meaning Leonardo and Maldini, to refuse offers and keep the squad together. The club is not longer in a position where it has to sell players, and it’s up the club, along with Gennaro Gattuso, to sell a vision of where the club is going to keep players from wanting to leave the first chance they get.

On to the links.

AC Milan and Italian Football Links

Both Milan and Inter Milan are reportedly interested in Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas. [AC Milan Offside]

CONI has ruled that Serie B will remain with 19 clubs, with an appeal set to be filed. What a mess. [Football-Italia.net]

Sampdoria are reportedly looking to sign Dennis Praet to a new contract with a larger release clause. [Football-Italia.net]

World Football Links

The United States won 1-0 over Mexico in a friendly in Nashville. New York Red Bulls midfielder Tyler Adams scored the winning goal in the 71st minute. [ESPN.com]

England beat Switzerland 1-0. [BBC.com]

UEFA is planning a third club competition starting in 2021. [BBC.com]

Barcelona and Girona have formally asked permission to play a La Liga game in Miami. [Barca Blaugranes]

Spain thumped Croatia 6-0. [Sky Sports]