AC Milan midfielder Mathieu Flamini has expressed his desire to take a pay cut in order to remain at the San Siro, which could scupper chances of Liverpool loanee Alberto Aquilani sealing a permanent move to the Rossoneri, as reported in this morning’s Daily Mail.
Flamini was last week released by Milan as he barely featured last season due to a knee injury. His release was set to see Milan permanently sign Flamini’s season long replacement Aquilaini from Liverpool for £7 million.
The Rossoneri are not particularly eager to pay £7 million for Aquilani if they can recapture their French enforcer on a free deal in addition to him taking a wage cut.
The 27 year old Italian however, could find himself with a second chance at Liverpool under the reign of new manager Brendan Rodgers, who has already expressed his willingness to give former Anfield favourites a second chance.
Whilst many Premier League suitors were said to be considering a move for Flamini including former team Arsenal, they may find themselves missing out as he is eager to stay in Italy.
AC Milan could go back on their words last week, when Rossoneri vice president Galliani said; ‘The deadline has passed and we won’t be waiting anymore.’ The bargain available to them in Flamini could see him re-joining regardless.