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Milan is keen on making both Alberto Aquilani and Maxi Lopez apart of the squad for next season. However, the club is unwilling to pay Liverpool full price for Aquilani and the club is hopeful they can sign Lopez for slightly less than planned.
The club is interested in signing Aquilani but only for around 3 million euros. This is far less than what Liverpool originally hoped, however, Aquilani has not been in the Reds plans for some time. Even with another manager coming into the club, it is expected Aquilani will be one of the unwanted.
Another stumbling block, however, is Aquilani's wages. They are expected to be around 4 million euros next season and Milan will only sign him if those wages are reduced.
Lopez is also currently in negotiations with Milan and both sides are hopeful his parent club, Catania, will allow Lopez to move to Milan for less than originally agreed.
The two clubs had pre-arranged an 8 million euro fee for the Argentine. However, Milan hopes to get him for one or two million less.
Lopez rarely played for Catania last season before his move to Milan, and the Sicilian club may be willing to part with him for slightly less that expected.
Catania will welcome a new manager to the club this summer after Vincenzo Montella agreed to return to Roma. Despite his departure, Catania is still interested in selling the striker.
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