Kramer discusses Serie A rumours

VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach midfielder Christoph Kramer has revealed that there has been widespread interest in his services from the Italian Serie A over the past months.

According to the World Cup winning midfielder, Juventus, Napoli and AC Milan have been tracking his progress but the potential lure of AC Milan has been particularly exciting due to the rich history of the Rossoneri.

Vincenzo Montella’s side are set to undergo a complete overhaul during the off-season following Silvio Berlusconi decision’s to sell the Italian top-flight side to a Chinese consortium led by new chairman Li Yonghong.

The sale signified the end of a 29-year era for the former Italian prime minister, in which he saved the club from bankruptcy in the late ’80s to arguably their most successful period in the late 90’s and early 2000’s with a dominance over European football.

“It’s interesting that I often get requests from Serie A. After Napoli and Juventus, now there’s the Rossoneri,” he told Gazzetta dello Sport.

“Milan? I found out they made enquires and that they were considering me but, frankly speaking, there are no real negotiations.

“They told me that they came to see me play in Florence when Monchengladbach beat Fiorentina, but I didn’t know anything about it.

“For me, Milan and Berlusconi roll into one. It’s not easy to imagine Milan without Berlusconi, it’s a bit like Ferguson at Manchester United and Wenger at Arsenal, all of whom have written important and glorious chapters in the histories of their respective clubs.

“I don’t know why Berlusconi wanted to sell the club, but he was obviously convinced in doing so.

“I can’t forget the Milan of Pirlo, Seedorf and Cafu: that was a crazy team.”

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