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Rossoneri Round-up for 18 June: Milan reportedly offered Alaves defender Guillermo Maripan

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Another day, another defender linked to Milan. Doesn’t this club already have enough central defenders on roster already?

This time, the rumor is that 25 year-old Chile international defender Guillermo Maripan has been offered to Milan by his agent, Paco Casal. The Deportivo Alaves defender scored two goals in 23 La Liga matches for the Spanish club last season. He’s spent two season at Alaves after making the move to Europe from Universidad Católica in Chile in the summer of 2017. He made 64 total appearances for the Santiago club, including five appearances in the Copa Libertadores.

Is this a good move for Milan? Alessio Romagnoli and Mateo Musacchio were the most common pairing last season, and if Mattia Caldara gets healthy, there would be a logjam of expensive defenders at the club. If someone like Maripan (or Manolas) did make the move, would that mean that Milan would sell either Musacchio or Caldara?

Milan are going to have to sell before buying anyways, but hey, agents and visits are always good times for dodgy transfer rumors, right?

On to the links.

AC Milan Offside

Atalanta have reportedly landed a deal for Sevilla’s Luis Muriel, who spent half of last year on loan at Fiorentina. [Football-Italia.net]

Francesco Totti left AS Roma in a press conference where he took out all the dirty laundry, threw it onto a bridge and burnt it to the ground. [Chiesa di Totti]

Maurizio Sarri has some work to do at Juventus. [Black & White & Read All Over]

Jordan Vertout’s agent visited Milan, is a deal in the works? [AC Milan Offside]

World Football Links

Yosuke Ideguchi’s time at Leeds United appears to be over as the midfielder appears to be on his way back to Japan. [Through It All Together]

Arsenal appear to be closing in on William Saliba from St Etienne in France. [The Short Fuse]

France beat Nigeria in the Women’s World Cup after a really, really dodgy decision on a missed penalty lead to a retake. [BBC.com]

Norway beat South Korea in the WWC, eliminating South Korea. [BBC.com]