With the window all set to shut on Monday at 20:00 CEST, we at SempreMilan will guide you through the final few hours of the summer mercato.
12:45 CEST – Confirmation arrives
We spoke to the agent of Mohamed Simakan and asked him if his client has indeed agreed a deal with Milan. His response: ‘Yes’. Read more here.
12:20 CEST – Movement at last!
We love a bit of deadline day drama, and reports from France are suggesting that Milan have agreed terms with Mohamed Simakan of Strasbourg and have also submitted an official bid.
— Loïc Tanzi (@Tanziloic) October 5, 2020
11:54 CEST – Some confidence…
Sifting through this morning’s Italian papers finds that both il Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport believe Milan can get a deal for Kabak done. The player wants the move and it could be concluded at €18-20m.
11:32 CEST – ANOTHER Primavera signing
Milan have deposited the contract of a young midfielder who will embellish the youth sector, according to MilanNews. The player in question is Wilgot Marshage, who will arrive permanently from IFK Lidingö.
11:12 CEST – Double Primavera swoop
Well, it’s not the first team transfer news were were hoping for, but Daniele Longo has confirmed that Coli Saco of Sochaux and Filip Pobi of Dinamo Zagreb will be joining Giunti’s Primavera.
Doppio innesto per la Primavera del #Milan: Coli Saco, 2002 dal Sochaux, e Filip Pobi, 2003 dalla Dinamo Zagabria
— Daniele Longo (@86_longo) October 5, 2020
11:08 CEST – Cold water poured
Just as it seemed Rudiger to Milan was gaining steam, Fabrizio Romano has urinated on the proverbial bonfire. He claims that there is ‘nothing advanced’ and that Spurs in fact remain keen.
Chelsea will announce that Tiemoué Bakayoko is joining Napoli on loan and are in talks with Inter for Victor Moses [on loan too].
Nothing advanced for Emerson Palmieri to Juventus [he’s not close] and Toni Rüdiger to AC Milan [Spurs considering him just as backup option] 🔵 #CFC
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) October 5, 2020
10:52 CEST – From temporary to permanent
Remember the loan deal we announced yesterday? Well there’s already talk of it becoming permanent. Same with Brahim Diaz. Read more here.
10:38 CEST – Rudiger gaining steam
10:27 CEST – Defender pursuit heats up
La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanLive) reckon that Milan still have hope of wrapping up the Ozan Kabak deal as there is a €5m difference between offer and demand.
If that doesn’t work out, however, the Rossoneri management are ready to try and sign Rudiger on loan with an option to buy.
10:20 CEST – No striker arriving
Il Corriere della Sera seem pretty convinced that Milan will not be signing a striker before the window shuts due to the options currently available. Is that the right move? Comment below.
10:05 CEST – Kabak no, Rudiger yes?
Daniele Longo of Calciomercato.com is reporting that Rudiger is a more viable track than Kabak at the moment given that there is little time to close the deal for the latter, with the formula and figures involved. Rudiger is the alternative.
Meanwhile, Dean Jones of Bleacher Report is reporting that Chelsea are happy to let Rudiger join Milan, because they really do not want him to end up at rivals Spurs.
09:52 CEST – Soumare to Milan?
This one has come as a bit of a surprise. Soumare has been linked with Milan a fair bit already this weekend, but sources in France suggest Lille are trying to force him to join the Rossoneri. Read more here, and we’ll keep our eyes on this one…
Boubakary Soumaré is on the market in the final hours of this transfer window, despite his desire to stay at Lille – continued pressure from the board – AC Milan are the favourites – full story. https://t.co/3zmDMVoJEq
— Get French Football News (@GFFN) October 5, 2020
09:30 CEST – Laxalt on his way
Diego Laxalt appears to be ready to pack his bags and leave AC Milan. He will go out on another season-long dry loan, this time to Milan’s Europa League opponents Celtic. The details.
— Vito Angelè (@VitoAngele) October 5, 2020