Technical director Pierpaolo Marino reassured fans that Udinese are not going to sell Rodrigo de Paul in January.
The Argentine admitted he wants to play in the Champions League and the World Cup, but the €40m asking price in Udine has proved to be an obstacle for possible suitors.
Marino has gone a long way in keeping the playmaker at the Dacia Arena and he said the Friuli are not interested in letting De Paul leave this winter.
“We are not selling De Paul in January,” he told Tutti Convocati on Radio24. “You don’t sell important players like him in January.
“We have a great relationship with him and have no problems keeping him here with us. I said for two years he would have stayed but nobody believed me.”
De Paul, capped 19 times by Argentina, has played all seven Serie A games this term and has contributed one goal and one assist.
Udinese sit 19th in the League so far but held Sassuolo to a 0-0 draw ahead of the current international break and prepare to host Genoa on November 22.