Milan chief Adriano Galliani has denied speculation that the Francesco Coco and Clarence Seedorf swap deal has been concluded.
Reports recently have suggested that Coco will return to Milan from Barcelona and then in turn be handed to Inter for midfielder Seedorf.
"We have yet to reach agreement with Inter or either players over the move," said Galliani.
"Another thing I want to underline is that Coco still belongs to Barcelona. They have up until July 31 to decide what to do with him. If they don’t want him then Coco will belong to Milan."
The Azzurri international’s future at the Nou Camp is in doubt after the return of Louis Van Gaal as the Coach. Even if Coco could be needed for the future with the news that veteran full-back Sergi will be released.
"I still feel like a Barcelona player and I don’t know anything about the stories that Barca want to release me," said a mystified Coco.
"In the last month and a half, I have spoken to Barca officials on at least 20 occasions and they’ve always said they want to keep hold of me."
The major stumbling block seems to be Coco’s transfer fee of around £10m, which has reportedly put off the Liga side.
Being a huge Dutch fan I am happy every time a Dutch player joins Milan. In general!
I am not so sure about this one, however. It is obvious that Coco has no place in Milan as his father said few days ago that the only thing Coco knows is that he doesn't want to play for Milan and Galliani was quick enough to sell him ... Sth has happened half an year ago which is beyond the pure football stuf that we will never learn in full. The result is obvious - no place for Coco in Milan.
Having said that , still it is a shame.
As for Seedorf- the guy has undisputed tallent, and lots of experience with Ajax, RealM and Inter. He is however inconsistent. Besides, I am not sure how Carlo will find a place for him with Pirlo and Rui in the team ... unless this purchase means sth more - Rui won't be there next year; or probably Pirlo - a scenario wich I don't want to think about.
Seedorf is a very talented player and yet he's only 25 years old, so he has still plenty to offer. Let us hope that he can emulate some of his incredible form of his Real Madrid days, where he was a true "crack" or world Class player. Also, the arrival of Seedorf more than likely spells the departure of Demetrio Albertini. I personally, will be happy of this move as Trio seems to be passed it. Nonetheless, grazie per tutto Demetrio.
Coco gone? Great riddance!:stuckup: There's no place for primadonnas in Milan.
Capello comments on the swap COCO-SEEDORF
( who between inter and milan had the best player, made the business ) :
"It's CLEAR, it is SEEDORF, Milan did the business, one of the most complete and skilled midfielders around, with an excellent view of the game, and will be precious for Milan with his internationa experience"
The question here is not the difference or similarity of talents. It is about milan getting rid of this a$$ hole Mr. Prima donna. Seedorf can be only useful. he has the patience to sit on the bench and quite a versatile player.
hope he troubles our rivals the same way as he has here.:tongue: Though hector cuper is a disciplirian and can bring this guy to earth.
When i first read inter signed Seedorf, i almost jumped out of earth. that's because i've followed la liga for some time and he rocked as the right winger/midfield in real madrid.
But he isn't always great. still skillful, he always take the ball to himself and do very foolish things to screw the team. he'd take a 40yard shot with the forwards all well positioned for a tactical attack. he'd overdribbles and traps himself with his selfishness. And he is never consistant. NEVER EVER. Seedorf is a ticking time bomb.
He isn't a rui costa threat though, since seedorf isn't a playmaker, he will most likely to replace alberini on the right mid position.
Seedorf is still one of the best out there if he is consistant with what he does. Just hope that he wouldn't over dribble and be consistant with it.