Friday August 7 2015
‘Paletta goes if Romagnoli arrives’

Gabriel Paletta’s agent confirms the defender will ask to leave if Milan sign Alessio Romagnoli from Roma.

The Rossoneri are believed to be moving closer to securing a deal for the Italian Under-21 international, which would limit the playing time of the former Parma man.

“If Romagnoli arrives, we’d ask to leave,” Martin Guastadisegno told Tuttomercatoweb.

“He wants to play, because the national team is his main goal. I think he’s played well in recent games, now there’s the Trofeo TIM where he should play, so we’ll see.

“Things can change very quickly, and he still has three years on his Milan contract.

“At the moment Gabriel is a Milan player, and he wants to stay. After what’s been in the newspapers, they said seven teams are interested.

“There’s not a club out there which is looking for a defender that wouldn’t be interested in Paletta.”

The agent confirmed that Atalanta are one of the teams interested, but warns his client wants to play at a high level.

“They’re one of the teams who have called us, the Coach [Edoardo Reja] was friendly and expressed a strong desire to sign Gabriel.

“Naturally, he wants to play for a team of Milan’s level if he leaves. After arriving [in January] he played 14 games out of 17, he’s not a reserve.

“We’re calm, we’re under no pressure to choose one way or the other.

“The priority is [to stay in] Italy, as always for Gabriel. He feels Italian, and wants to wear the Azzurri shirt.

“Of course, if a foreign team which can challenge for trophies called us then we’d evaluate their offer.”

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