RAFAEL CABRAL could join Milan in January as talks have already started, claims one of his agents.
Milan had Brazilian guests on Tuesday at the headquarters in via Turati as reportedly representatives of Santos and of their Brazilian goalkeeper Rafael were there to discuss Robinho, who Santos want to sign.
Santos denied sending delegates to talk with Milan for Robinho, but according to one of Rafael’s agents, Miler, the Rossoneri are interested in signing the 22-year-old ‘keeper in the January transfer market.
“Milan like Rafael and we’re in talks regarding the next transfer market window,” Miler told Sky Sport 24. “The price of Rafael is €6 million. Robinho? Santos like him but Milan consider him not for sale.” Rafael Cabral is considered a very bright upcoming prospect and he’ll represent Brazil at the Olympic Games.
The contract of Milan’s current first-choice keeper Christian Abbiati expires next summer and can perhaps leave then, so it’s possible that Milan would want to ensure already in January that they have a starting goalkeeper for the next season. Milan have also recently signed Gabriel, 19-years-old goalkeeper, from Brazilian side Cruzeiro. Gabriel, who comes as a non-EU player, is right now the third choice of Allegri.
Santos were prepared to offer Milan €4 million plus the ownership of Rafael for the services of Robinho.
Meanwhile, in more-Brazil related topics, the agent of Internacional striker Leandro Damiao is expected to land in Milan today and discuss a possible move for his client to Milan in the next days of this week.