MATTIA DESTRO’S agent has said Milan want the striker, but Chelsea are also interested.
Milan’s number one priority is signing a replacement for Mario Balotelli who has left to join Liverpool for €20 million and in addition to Jackson Martinez (who will reportedly talk to Porto President tomorrow to see if it’s possible for him to move to Milan), Roma’s Mattia Destro is the top candidate to replace the 24-year-old.
Roma are believed to be wanting €25 million at the very least and yesterday Adriano Galliani had dinner with Roma director Walter Sabatini and negotiations kicked off. Some sources were led to believe that Milan are unlikely to complete this transaction but the agent of the player, who was asked today if he will stay at Roma and answered ‘we will see’, expects developments.
“I cannot deny he is at the centre of some important situations that could develop. More Milan or Chelsea? The market is unpredictable. These are two interested clubs,” the FIFA agent Claudio Vigorelli, who takes care of Destro’s interests, told alfredopedulla.com today. “Jose Mourinho admires him, while Milan could make some important steps forward very soon.
“Mattia is flattered but he’s in great serenity and works with professionalism. He’s flattered because other clubs have set their eyes on him but yet at the same time he respects Roma and will keep respecting them regardless of the next development. Anyways, we will wait serenely to see the club’s decisions.” Vigorelli also works with Samuel Eto’o, who is another target (according to the media) and the representative suggests that the future of the free agent will be clear soon.
“Samuel has a great desire and he’s considering two offers: one from England and the other from Serie A. Which Italian team? No comment, I can’t add anything. By tomorrow evening, Tuesday morning maximum, Eto’o’s future will be clearer.”