The representative of Ricardo Rodriguez has stressed that the Swiss had never expressed the desire to leave AC Milan during the recent transfer window. A number of elite clubs were said to be monitoring the left-back during the summer but agent Gianluca Di Domenico has indicated that his client was never interested in parting ways with the San Siro outfit.
Speaking to reporters, he said: “Interest in Rodriguez? I do not want to go into detail about clubs, but I received many calls from intermediaries and operators of various clubs. But Ricardo never thought of leaving Milan. He is happy here and happy to play for such an important club. In a recent interview he said that he would have stayed even without European competitions, because Milan remains a team more important than others playing in Europe. Even if people continue to write that he has to leave, he will stay at the club.”
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France international Tiemoue Bakayoko is keen to take the opportunity with AC Milan after making the loan move from Chelsea. The midfielder had a rather difficult debut season with the Blues last term where he struggled to adjust to the rigours of the Premier League but he has now been offered the opportunity to test himself in a new division.
Speaking in a news conference, Bakayoko said: “Italian football is obviously different from English football, but I worked with Conte, an Italian coach, who gave me a taste for what’s to come. That’ll help me settle in Italian football and working with another Italian coach, and I want to thank Milan for bringing me to the club. I think they [Gattuso and Conte] are both similar coaches actually, there is a lot of passion and commitment to what they do. They both bring a lot of grit and determination. I haven’t yet spoken to the coach about my role on the pitch.”
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