Friday August 3 2012
Didac Vila offered for ‘virtually free’

Milan were reportedly so keen to avoid Didac Vila’s move to Valencia falling through that they offered the Spaniards a significant reduction on him.

The young full-back’s move to Los Che collapsed yesterday after findings in his medical examination highlighted the risk of a groin injury that would need surgery to be repaired.

However, as report, when the Rossoneri were informed by Valencia that the move was being cancelled, they counter-offered handing over the player for just an initial €100,000.

This was €700,000 less than the original fee agreed to send the player back to Spain for next term on loan. Milan were also then reportedly prepared to waiver a significant proportion of the agreed redemption fee, that originally stood at €4.2m.

However, Valencia are understood to have rejected this offer for the belief that the player needs more than a month to recover from the groin injury and that surgery would still likely be required.