Report: Milan offer €18m plus bonuses for Roma’s Romagnoli, the Giallorossi reject the bid

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Alessio Romagnoli of Italy in action during the international friendly match between Italy U21 and Serbia U21 at Stadio Ciro Vigorito on March 30, 2015 in Benevento, Italy.  (Photo by Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images)
Romagnoli during Italy U21-Serbia U21 at Stadio Ciro Vigorito on March 30, 2015. (Photo by Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images)

Alessio Romagnoli is the number one target now that Adil Rami and (probably) Philippe Mexes have left the club, but Roma continue to resist.

After strengthening the midfield with Jose Mauri and Andrea Bertolacci (and they are reportedly interested in another midfielder, possibly Ilkay Gundogan), Milan want new players for the defense and they insist on Alessio Romagnoli.

Matija Nastasic and Aymen Abdennour were the alternatives to Alessio but Milan are now unable to buy players who don’t have a European passport after signing Carlos Bacca and Luiz Adriano so both of these players are no longer an option.

Roma seem to be aware that Milan have money to spend and not too many alternatives to Romagnoli. According to Sky Italia, the Rossoneri have offered Roma €18 million plus €2 million in bonuses but the club from the capital rejected the offer for the 20-year-old who played under Sinisa Mihajlovic last season at Sampdoria and is strongly wanted by the new coach of Milan.

There were reports that Milan won’t go above €18m for the player but it remains to be seen what’ll happen. Sky believes that Roma want €30m for the CB but according to Gazzetta dello Sport, €21m could be enough to convince them to sell the player with whom they don’t have the best rapport.

Mihajlovic wants Romagnoli but doesn’t want Philippe Mexes and it is once again reported this morning that the coach has vetoed the decision to give the 33-year-old a new contract at Milan.

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Chicopepsi

Offer them 21 for the young man.. we need a good defender

Truth

Roma is playing hard to get but I’m sure we will sign him for less than 30 mil in the end. Forza Milan!

Levano

offer Roma our dead weight. Zapata and Matri might be used as bargaining chips. direct replacement and ST that Roma is searching for so long. Romagnoli would’ve been 4th choice as Roma have Castan, Monalos, Yanga-Mbiwa are their main CB force. seriously he isn’t worth 21M, yet.

cloud

Yes offeroffer them, matri nocerino, zapata, cerci zacardo…plus 15m

Gman

Romagnoli is better than Yanga-Mbiwa

abe

offer 18mil plus matri, poli, and montolivo lol

nick

Galliani will sign him eventually. Glad to see Mihajlovic putting his foot down about who he wants and who he doesn’t want. That’s a good sign in my opinion.

AUWAL ALIYU

OFER ZACCARDO PLOS €18 MILION

nana

30milion for a guy who can’t find space in his own team? It’s ridiculous imo.

N3G

Can`t find space? He just got there and Yanga Mbwiwa is terrible. That being said though, 30 million is obviously too much. I would be fine with it if we signed him for 21 million.

Zekke

oh cmon galliani get him,,,we need cb urgently….rami out,maxes probably
rodrigo elly
alex
zapata
palleta

i dont underestimate them but our defence last years is very poor

David

Am I the only person that still likes Astori? Guess I must be nuts.

Instead of signing people Milan should really focus on selling.

I would get rid of Verdi, Matri, Nocerino, Zaccardo, Albertazzi, Honda, Cerci, Agazzi and maybe Alex.

I would keep Poli and Zapata.

Besides the obvious defense I still think the midfield needs to be reinforced. A lot of chatter about Gundogan who I like a lot.

Other players I would love: Wijnaldum, Iborra, Cigarini, Soriano and Ekdal.

rosso138

Why do you dudes want to keep zapata? Ok, he is here cause of Bacca, but as a player he is bad… Really bad.. He is solid 80% of game but he than makes 3-4 crucial mistakes like a rookie… Which lead to goal.. I would rather have average youngster who doesent make crucial mistakes than solid rock who makes them…

David

Why do you dudes want to keep zapata? Ok, he is here cause of Bacca.

You answered your own question.

rosso138

Yes, but that is not the reason to put him ih first team and fool ourselves that we dont need CBs… If he must, he can be in team, but he is not player whom I would want in first team

kelvin

he may have lapses of concentration but on a good day he’s good, had a decent copa america and is one of the fastest cb out there….i like pacey defenders lol

rosso138

So was Armero on WC and in Udinese, but at Milan he has been bad… Ok, he is pacey, but other qualities suck…

I-Milan

That may be due to the coaching crew…

Yunkshione

We are all just saying that Zapata should leave. Zapata is a very good CB didn’t you see how he performed at the World Cup? I think he will perform well under Sinisa. Players we should do away with are:Mexes,Zaccardo,Alex,Cerci,Agazz,Nocerino,Matri(he knws he wnt gt a place in d strtn XI) and leave Honda. If Monto doesn’t impress this season he should leave.I’d prefer Nocerino but I don’t know how he is now.

Pa ibra

oh no,dont go above 18. besides they equally need a deal for romagnoli… they are not in good terms with the player and are in desperate need of cash while their options are limited as not many clubs chasing the player right now will be willing to pay above 18 + bonuses. roma are growing an attitude towards us which shouldn’t be encouraged. dont give them 30.

rosso

Comment: 20mill for a 20 year old that can’t secure a starting shirt in his own club??? how does this even make sense???

rosso

20mill for a 20 year old that can’t secure a starting shirt in his own club??? how does this even make sense???

Pa ibra

we all want better defenders but problem is you can’t get rid of the entire defense. only palette, alex and zapata left among the senior defenders and milan might not purchase more than one defender. untill we see like 2 new CBs, let’s count on zapata.

Jibola

He would be signed in the end but his price is highly inflated. It’s not like major top European clubs are after his signature but Roma are just trying to milk us out.

Andrew

Romagnoli is a good prospect, however I never noticed anything special from him or heard much about him last year while he was at Doria. €20m plus is a lot for someone who could turn out to be what acerbi was for us. Another problem is that Roma sense we are desperate, they will bleed us dry because they know how much we need a new CB. I reckon we spend 25-30m on a slightly more experienced and already better CB, someone like hummels. Then later on go back and offer €15m, with Romagnoli unhappy at Roma the move could… Read more »

Conor

Except Acerbi has been amazing for Sassuolo. I think a major problem has been the coaching, especially for the defenders. If you look at the vast majority of any defenders playing away from Milan, either before or after, they have been good. Zapata was amazing for Udinese and for Colombia, at the WC and Copa, same with Armero. Acerbi has battled cancer and has nailed down a starting spot at Sassuolo, at Milan he made 6 apps. With a decent coach and leaders Mexes wouldn’t have the disciplinary issues he has had, not that there were that many (let’s compare… Read more »

kelvin

precise assessment bro, could not have said it any better!

Conor

Thanks Bro

Truth

Well, I must disagree about Bonera, who was terrible all round. I still remember how we conceded our third against Sassuolo – because Bonera was in the box and headed the ball a short distance away (straight to their striker’s feet) instead of a correct clearance.

I-Milan

…best assessment! Forza Conor! Forza Milan!

Papito

21m is too much for a 20 year old not in the 1st team and on bad terms with his club, and also not keen to Milan. I think the money will be better spent else where, like dragovic.
I just realised Roma want a swap with el shaarawy. No way!

nattimalta

What if we offer 12m plus matri +3million in bonuses?

ardi

I Hope we get him,
And then we can go for laporte with 25/30M + zapata

X-ential

Milan mustn’t sign Romagnoli for such huge amount. What experience does he has?. What challenges or pressure as he mounted? I don’t see the work of these present scouts of Milan. Galliani use to sign players we don’t know nd later become a great world class player. T.silva,jankulovski,Serginho nd co. Romagnoli is too expensive for €20m not to talk of their asking price maybe because Galliani made a silly mistake by signing Bertolacci for €20m

Uslar ses

21mil is owk, cuz he work wit our present coach nd d coach knw how to use him, for dose saying dat he is nat a starting in his club den u av to know that bertolacci too can’t nail a starting spot in roma but stil he is beta than all of their midfield last season same with Romagnoli, did u tink dose castan re beta dan him? Hell No its just bcuz he was sent on loan but now if he is to stay dey 1 of castan ,manolas or mbiwa wil b pair wit him

PeeZee

Some of you dont get what is really going on, with the “he’s not even in the first team” and “20mil is too high”. 1. Its the coach’s request, obviously since he’s a new coach we would want to please him to make his work easy. 2. AS ROMA are a group of douches. They are trying to drain us in order to purchase a new striker. So obviously they see we have money to spend; our transfer budget was all over the news, and after paying 20mil for Bertalocci….they know they have the bargaining power because we actually need… Read more »

Rosso

Yes its good that Coach steps his foot down, Since we have money to spend in this transfer Iam not worried at all, Muntari and Bonera is gone!. Matri must leave, Zapata can be good back-up. I don’t like menez he is to selfish could be a very good super sub though, I think we should loan out Niang, Mastour (NO BUYOUT ONLY LOAN!!!!) Mastour can play in a Serie B team and evolve, Niang can continue develop in mid table serie A team. Bacca Cerci Adriano (maybe Ibra) and EL92 will be enough strike force for the season unless… Read more »

PeeZee

Some of you dont get what is really going on, with the “he’s not even in the first team” and “20mil is too high”. 1. Its the coach’s request, obviously since he’s a new coach we would want to please him to make his work easy. 2. AS ROMA are a group of douches. They are trying to drain us in order to purchase a new striker. So obviously they see we have money to spend; our transfer budget was all over the news, and after paying 20mil for Bertalocci….they know they have the bargaining power because we actually need… Read more »

Ted

First of all we are talking about one of the most promising defenders in Italy and abroad right now along with Rugani from Juventus

Italian kids became pricey just as English but Romagnoli really ain’t so overrated, he did play 30 matches for Sampdoria under Mihajlovic and by looking at inflated prices on market, 20 millions for him now that Milan finally have money would be a great buy IMO

Mihajlovic will improve our defence, he was a defender himself and a great one too. I believe Milan will play compact and pacey game this season

Clarence Clyde

if we don´t get romagnoli i would go for stefan de vrij and/or aleksander dragovic

Roberto

Milan have signed Mexes to a new I year extension. Get your facts straight before you speak. He will report to training Sunday. Which means we probably won’t sign Romagnoli. On a separate note Darmian, who wasn’t good enough for us is now an Italy international and going to Man U

Papito

Really? Because our defense is sooo solid. Gosh now that Mexes has signed we don’t need another defender. Wow…you’re the Kong of facts.

stephen kio

Comment:let milan sign Ilkay & a better CB, they should not go for Zlatan again, when it comes to buy from milan, other club will like to buy cheap, but when milan want to buy from other club, they will make it heigh for us, we need pure complete defence and strikers that can be a threat to opponents

Montenapoleone

People keep talking about Hummels as though it should be the easiest thing in the world to go and sign him. It’s unfortunate but European football is a big carrot to a lot of players and we can’t offer it. What do people think of someone like Kamil Glik? Exceptional at Torino, knows Serie A and also offers a big threat from set pieces.

rossonerisiamonoi

Romagnoli is a 10 million player max…Roma 21-30 ? Absurd and Milan won’t pay that price . Let them sell him next season for less , no rush for a core position in our squad , so many talented proven defenders out there and we are pushing for this guy ?

Bart

Quick thought: maybe Sinisa is a great choice for manager as he seems to be very good at networking. There are plenty of young players we have been linked to because of him (eg. Nastasic and romagnoli).