Romagnoli during Sampdoria-Milan at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on April 17, 2016. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)
Milan have released an official statement, confirming they have no intention of selling Alessio Romagnoli.
Antonio Conte’s Chelsea made a bid for Romagnoli last night and Milan have rejected it; today they communicated to Chelsea (and the rest of the world) that they will not discuss it any further.
“Milan has received a significant offer for its player Alessio Romagnoli from Chelsea FC,” the statement reads. “The player is not for sale, therefore this negotiation will not continue. The club wants to thank Chelsea FC with whom we will continue to have a great working relationship.”
It’s believed that the offer was €35 million plus €5m in bonuses. It’s worth mentioning that as part of the agreement which Milan have with Roma, in the event of a future sale, if the amount Milan receive for Romagnoli exceeds €25m (what Milan paid for him) then the Rossoneri will owe Roma 30% of the different between the amount paid and €25m (30% of the ‘profit’).
Both the current management (Adriano Galliani & Silvio Berlusconi) and the Chinese investors were against selling the 21-year-old, who will play on Saturday against Napoli at the San Paolo stadium.