Villarreal forward Giuseppe Rossi has admitted that he would one day like to play for Milan, the team he used to support as a child.
“I’ve always been a Milan fan and my idols were [Ruud] Gullit and [Marco] van Basten,” he told Gazzetta dello Sport.
“If [Milan general manager Adriano] Galliani would call me, what would I do? I would reply with a ‘hello’.”
However, despite Rossi’s declaration, Villarreal’s delegate adviser, Jose Manuel Llaneza, insists the player is not for sale.
“From our point of view, I think there will be very few clubs who can afford him considering his quality, how he has progressed, as well as his young age,” he was quoted as saying by AS.
“You only have to look at what he did in the Confederations Cup and what he has done for since he arrived at Villarreal. Rossi is a forward of a very high calibre with a great future.
“It’s not that we want to put a price tag on him today, but I can assure you that at this point in time, Villarreal would not even sit down and consider anything less than €40 million.
“Last year, we said ‘no’ to an offer for him and today we will be thinking more or less along the same lines.”