Gigio Donnarumma reportedly wants to stay at Milan, even going so far as telling his agent and the club that he doesn’t want a move to PSG.
Exclusive: Donnarumma communicates desire to stay at AC Milan to club and Raiola [@86_longo] https://t.co/1gjqNeRC6p pic.twitter.com/f3oN2vCUF5— CalcioMercato (En) (@CmdotCom_En) July 7, 2019
There are two ways to look at this: 1) He’s being honest and he’s trying to squash the speculation about him wanting to go elsewhere for a payday at PSG, showing his loyalty to the club. Or 2) This is all a ruse designed to make Maldini, Boban, and Massara all the “bad guys” who sell him to PSG just to raise money.
It’s always odd to see stories that claim a player has told his team and his agent that he “wants to stay” because if the player and the club aren’t considering transferring him already, then it’s not really news, right?
A cynical person might say all of this is just trying to get Donnarumma sold to PSG with Milan looking like they “forced” him to go.
On to the links.
AC Milan and Italian Football Links
It’s time for Italy to get serious about Women’s football. [Chiesa di Totti]
Gonzalo Higuain is apparently looking forward to going to AS Roma. No word if the Roma fans feel the same way about a move. [Chiesa di Totti]
Fiorentina are rumored to be interested in landing West Ham forward Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez. [Viola Nation]
World Football Links
Mexico beat the United States 1-0 to win their eighth Gold Cup. [FMF State of Mind]
The United States, however, did win the Women’s World Cup, 2-0 over the Netherlands. [SBNation]
West Ham United’s Marko Arnautovic has gone to China in a big-money move to join up with Shanghai SIPG. [BBC.com]
Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez scored a goal as Algeria beat Guinea 3-0 to advance at AFCON. [BBC.com]
Brazil beat Peru 3-1 to win the Copa América. [Barca Blaugranes]