While leading the negotiations which brought André Silva to leave Porto and join AC Milan, his agent, powerful football advisor Jorge Mendes, had also offered Italian club the chance to sign Colombian international winger/half-forward James Rodriguez (turning 26 next July 12).
Possibly leaving Real Madrid after three seasons, and already linked to Arsenal, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Manchester United, PSG, Juventus, and Inter Milan, former AS Monaco and Porto player had however been turned down by Rossoneri, having his salary request been deemed too high.
Rodriguez might nevertheless become an item of concern for AC Milan indeed, since Merengues are weighing up the chance to offer him to Rossoneri, in order to arrange a swap involving Italian phenomenal 1999-born goalie Gianluigi Donnarumma.
In any case, Real Madrid are very unlikely to gain back the cash paid for him three years ago, a 75 million euros sum. A quite odd chance might take place, since AC Milan have just signed a Rodriguez, who, as widely known, is Ricardo Rodriguez, who joined Italian club coming from Wolfsburg.