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AC Milan Only Exploring The Idea Of Attacking Midfielder From Everton At This Point

Milan are looking for a new no. 10 but James is expensive and injury prone.

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Sport Mediaset via are reporting that AC Milan and Everton have been in intense talks over attacking midfielder James Rodriguez who is being pushed to join the Rossoneri by his agent Jorge Mendes. Milan are pushing the wage of 6.5 million euros is a stumbling block for the club at the moment.

Vito de Palma of ESPN via MilanEye has been reporting that a deal is close to be closed for Rodriguez on a three year deal worth 6 million per year. RCN Radio via MilanEye are reporting the same and add that the transfer fee will be about 10 million euros as he only has one year left on his contract.

Antonio Vitiello contrary to the above reports is stating that the idea is being evaluated by the Rossoneri but not negotiations have taken place yet hence the deal is not advanced as Milan have a number of concerns.