Mauricio Isla’s agent has confirmed that the attacking midfielder is open to negotiating with interested clubs, but only at Udinese’s agreed price.
Isla’s representative Leo Rodriguez has admitted that initial negotiations over a prospective transfer away from Udine had even begun earlier this season, but in light of the Chilean’s season-ending injury, have since taken a back step.
Even with Isla a while away from returning to the field, Rodriguez took the opportunity to talk up his progress with the Zebrette and the interest it has attracted.
“He’s going through a special time, because of the project he was able to play well and then he has made a qualitative jump forward - there were four or five European teams interested in him, so let’s see what happens now.
“We had started talking to some clubs, but his injury has blocked everything,” Rodriguez told RadioCalciomercato.it.
“Now, however, he is recovering well and his young age will help a lot. He is in a particular situation, because you know Udinese’s strategy - there is a price even if they are in no hurry to sell him.
“If a team arrives with the right figure then we may begin negotiations, otherwise they will not sell him.
“Are Roma interested? We cannot say which teams are interested - there are a lot of clubs tracking him, even from abroad. Isla is happy to stay in Italy, though.”
Rodriguez also commented on rumours linking another of his clients, German Denis, with a summer transfer.
“When German arrived in Naples he scored eight goals in the first six months, then [Marcelo] Zalayeta returned and he did play with the same continuity and had a lower goal-return.
“However, whenever he has played he has done well. This season is his best in Italy.
“Will he go to Inter? In June, Atalanta will take 100 per cent of his contract, then we’ll see. With a striker who has scored between 15 and 20 goals in a season, anything can happen. German is happy in Bergamo, though.”