Transfer news: AC Milan will take their time over new Nigel de Jong deal
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 26/09/14 2:39pm
AC Milan CEO Adriano Galliani insists there is no rush to offer midfielder Nigel de Jong a new contract.
The Dutchman has been linked with a move away from the San Siro, with Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal reportedly interested in bringing the 29-year-old to Old Trafford.
Full-back Ignazio Abate’s future is also uncertain, with his contract set to expire next summer but, despite the uncertainty over their long-term futures, Galliani believes the duo will stay in Milan.
When asked about De Jong and Abate’s contract talks, the Milan CEO said: “There is time. They won’t escape.”
The Rossoneri were busy in the summer transfer window, and Galliani admits he has been impressed by their new arrivals – including Fernando Torres and Marco van Ginkel who joined the Serie A club on loan from Chelsea.
“We have a super attack and we are absolutely better than last season,” he told Italian media.
“Good things have come from Torres, Jeremy Menez and Giacomo Bonaventura. Van Ginkel has also started positively.
“I’m sure we will have a positive season.”