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Wednesday August 22 2018
Bacca: 'Gattuso wanted me at Milan'

Carlos Bacca insists Milan Coach Gennaro Gattuso and director Leonardo “wanted me to stay, but I’d already decided” on Villarreal.

The striker spent last season on loan at Villarreal and finally made the move permanent in an exchange deal with Samu Castillejo.

“Right from the start of the World Cup training camp, I felt this desire to come back to what I considered to be my home,” said the Colombia international in his Press conference.

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Friday August 17 2018
Castillejo's childhood Milan dreams

Samu Castillejo harked back to childhood memories and dreams after joining Milan. “I can wait to set foot on that pitch” at San Siro.

The winger completed his transfer from Villarreal today for €25m, with Carlos Bacca going the other way.

“When I was a little boy, I heard of players like Gennaro Gattuso and Paolo Maldini, as they have always been reference points for this club. Now I get to work with them,” said the 23-year-old in his presentation Press conference.

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Friday August 17 2018
Official: Milan sign Castillejo

Milan have officially signed winger Samu Castillejo from Villarreal, with Carlos Bacca going back in the opposite direction.

However, a statement on Milan’s official website confirms the pair have exchanged clubs permanently as opposed to loans with obligations to buy.

Castillejo is a left-footed right winger, who spent three seasons with Villarreal, scoring 11 goals and assisting 15 in 127 appearances.

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Thursday August 16 2018
Castillejo ready for Milan

Following on from Diego Laxalt, Samu Castillejo has also completed his Milan medical and will sign imminently.

Both players arrived at the Madonnina clinic this morning ahead of their respective transfers, with the Spaniard arriving around 20 minutes after his future teammate.

Castillejo has now completed his medical, so will join the squad for some fitness work before signing his contract at Casa Milan.

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Wednesday August 15 2018
Castillejo lands for Milan

Samu Castillejo has arrived in Italy and will have his Milan medical tomorrow, signing for €19m with Carlos Bacca going the other way. “I’m happy.”

The right-sided winger, who can also play on the left, landed in Milan this evening.

“I’m happy,” he told Sky Sport Italia while wearing a T-Shirt with the slogan ‘Icon’ on it.

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Wednesday August 15 2018
Report: Castillejo to Milan done

Samu Castillejo has reportedly struck a Milan deal, leaving Villarreal on loan with obligation to buy for €19m, with Carlos Bacca going the other way.

According to Mediaset Premium and Sky Sport Italia, the forward agreed terms this evening and is flying out for a medical.

Director Leonardo had flown out to Valencia for the final details of the negotiation today.

The 23-year-old plays on the right wing of an attacking trident, although he can also do a job on the left.

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Wednesday August 15 2018
Milan close in on Castillejo

Milan are reportedly on the verge of agreeing a fee for Villarreal winger Samu Castillejo.

According to Calciomercato.com, talk of a done deal for Castillejo is premature, but the website assures an accord is not far away.

This is because Milan sporting director Leonardo has flown to Valencia, where he will look to reach an agreement with Villarreal.

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Wednesday August 15 2018
Bonera hails Castillejo capture

Former Milan defender Daniele Bonera believes his old club are signing ‘a great player’ in Villarreal winger Samu Castillejo.

Castillejo is set to join Milan in a deal that sees Carlos Bacca stay at Villarreal, and Bonera – who spent nine years with the Rossoneri before moving to Villarreal in 2015 – is confident the starlet will flourish at San Siro.

“It’s a great signing for Milan,” the veteran told Tuttosport.

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Tuesday August 14 2018
Castillejo in Italy tonight

Villarreal winger Samu Castillejo is expected to arrive in Italy tonight, before taking his Milan medical tomorrow.

It was revealed last night that the Rossoneri had agreed a deal for the Spaniard, signing him on loan with an obligation to buy and sending Carlos Bacca the other way.

According to Gianluca Di Marzio’s website, the loan will be worth around €3-4m, with the obligation set at €14-15m.

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Monday August 13 2018
Milan seal Castillejo deal

Sky Italia reports that Villarreal have accepted an offer from Milan for Samu Castillejo, with Carlos Bacca going the other way.

The Rossoneri have been looking to sign a winger this summer, as they need an alternative to Suso.

Links to Castillejo started to emerge in recent days, and Sky Italia is reporting that a deal has been agreed.

The Diavolo will pay €18m plus Carlos Bacca, valuing the player at around €25m.

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