MILAN ARE very serious about acquiring a goalkeeper this summer but the Mattia Perin rumour didn’t last long.
The Rossoneri are making progress in the market today. Kevin Constant and Robinho are almost officially out of the club and Pablo Armero is already lined up to join the club on loan with option to be bought next season (there is an agreement).
Over the past few days there’ve been talks that Milan are looking to strengthen themselves in the goalie position, especially after the unconvincing performances of Agazzi and Gabriel in the United States and rumours have been flying around.
SportMediaset suggested this afternoon that Milan and Genoa have reached an agreement over Mattia Perin – the 21-year-old who’s been courted by the Diavolo for a while. It was reported that Adriano Galliani and Enrico Preziosi struck a deal in the region of €10m with possibly defender Cristian Zapata or forward M’Baye Niang also included in the transaction.
However, the agent of Perin said that the clubs don’t have any understanding and club President Preziosi said similar things: “I cannot spend my life denying rumours concerning the Genoa mercato. If someone wrote those stories just ask him about them. Perin is currently the goalkeeper of Genoa. Galliani and I are just on vacation together right now.” Milan’s official media outlet, the Milan Channel, also – again – claimed that Perin will not be joining the red and blacks this month.
But Milan Channel did confirm the Sky Italia reports about ongoing negotiations between Milan and Real Madrid over the 32-year-old goalkeeper Diego Lopez. With the arrival of Keylor Navas to Carlo Ancelotti’s team, Lopez could be on the move and he’s attracted the interest of many clubs after his excellent performances for Los Blancos over the past 2 seasons.
Milan are interested in signing Lopez on loan for one season (it’s also possible that the Rossoneri will try to acquire him on a permanent basis) and Galliani is dealing directly with Madrid’s President Florentino Perez with whom he has a great relationship. The agent of Lopez, Manuel Garcia Quillon, is reportedly ready to fly out to Italy at any time to talk with Galliani about the personal terms of the player. Monaco are also interested in signing the player as an alternative to Sergio Romero.
After a long pause the Aldo Rossi club returns to the transfer market. In addition to a goalkeeper, Milan will also try to sign a right-winger as Robinho is all but officially a Santos player: he will fly to Brazil this evening to sign the 1-year loan contract.