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Ralf Rangnick Pours Cold Water On AC Milan Talks In Interview Due To The Coronavirus Crisis

The former RB Leipzig and RB Salzburg manager discusses the current complications around talks.

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Ralf Rangnick has poured cold water on the rumours about his move to AC Milan in an interview with German outlet Bild. Rangnick acknowledged that Milan had reached out to him over the role and notes that he informed Red Bull of this. He goes on to acknowledge discussions between the club and his agent but states that the coronavirus crisis is the current priority hence talks have slowed. The Red Bull Head of Sport and Development said, “You can never completely rule out anything in football, but right now [Milan] and [Serie A] have other problems. Will they be able to play the season, if yes, how, when, and where?

He went on to slightly doubt a move to Italy over the language barrier and whether he could imagine a path at the club and whether he could fulfil the potential there. Journalist Christian Falk on Twitter noted that the sides are still in contact but no decision has been made yet. Therefore, a good chunk of the news around Rangnick building a mercato and reaching out to players is out of the question for the moment. The move for the 61 year old seems increasingly complicated and looks likely to drag on until the summer transfer window opens and the coronavirus pandemic winds down.