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Transfer expert: Milan ask for Rami reduction

Italian transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio claims AC Milan have made contact with Valencia in the hope of keeping Adil Rami.

It seems as if AC Milan will make an attempt to keep defender Adil Rami at the club when his loan ends, but their chances of agreeing a deal look slim.

The French international agreed a loan move from Valencia to Milan in October 2013 but wasn't allowed to make an appearance until January 2014 due to transfer rules.

But since making his debut as a substitute against Atalanta on January 6, Rami has become a key figure at the heart of the Milan defence.

The terms of the loan deal mean that Milan have the first opportunity to try and agree a permanent move but that advantage ends next week.

It had been suggested that the Rossoneri wouldn't even open talks with Valencia as they believe Rami is too expensive, but Italian football journalist Gianluca Di Marzio insists that they have now made contact with the Spanish side.

Remy has stressed that he has enjoyed his time at San Siro and it seems that he would be amenable to staying on if a deal could be agreed.

Nonetheless, Milan seem to need Valencia to knock down the price, which is currently believed to be around £6m.

Valencia are unlikely to do that as it is widely rumoured that Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City have all been keeping an eye on Rami.

Milan are most likely to turn to Paris Saint-Germain defender Alex instead, who could be picked up on a free transfer.

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