AC Milan Deadline Day LIVE: All the action as it happened

By Oliver Fisher -

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.


19:00 CEST – An hour to go

The countdown has begun and Milan are no closer to signing a centre-back. In fact, one option has even been taken off the market.


18:35 CEST – And it’s all gone quiet…

Milan have raised for Simakan, but Strasbourg do not seem willing to sell at the moment, according to Calciomercato.com. Will we really have run this live blog for a grand total of zero signings and sales?


17:50 CEST – More confusion

The French sources can’t agree on what’s happening with Simakan. Both L’Equipe and Telefoot believe that Milan’s latest €15m bid has been rejected, but the former believe negotiations are ongoing while the latter believe the deal could be over.


17:30 CEST – Exit unlikely

Some ears pricked up when Daniele Longo tweeted that Andrea Conti to Parma could become a hot track, but now it has been revealed that the player does not want to leave.


17:10 CEST – Take a break

Forget all the market madness for the moment (not that there is much) and read our preview of tonight’s crucial clash between AC Milan Women and Juventus at San Siro.


16:42 CEST – Another twist

Just as fans were beginning to lose hope, the reliable Loic Tanzi reports Milan are seriously trying to get Simakan over the line.

They have gone back in with a bid worth €15m. The formula is €12m fixed plus €3m bonuses and 20% on a future resale.


16:07 CEST – Tumbleweeds

According to TMW’s Marco Conterio, there’s a chance Milan might not even get Antonio Rudiger. It’s looking more and more like being a quiet day after all…


15:35 CEST – A familiar face

This is a strange one. Our new centre-back? 😂


15:25 CEST – Rudiger in demand

According to the latest from Sky (via MilanNews), Roma are now in for Rudiger too. But only if they fail to land Smalling.

Anyone else getting worried that Milan might not get a defender in? 🤔


15:00 CEST – Nobody knows what is going on

We’ve reached that point where the journalists are not on the same page. Longo says Milan are going to try again for Antonio Rudiger, but Di Marzio reckons his wages are too high.


14:30 CEST – Short-lived saga ends

That appears to be the end of that then. Daniele Longo and Anto Vitiello are both reporting that Kabak to Milan is off due to the excessive demands of the Bundesliga side.


14:10 CEST – Quiet before the storm?

Things have gone a bit quiet on most fronts now, with the Laxalt to Celtic move awaiting developments, while Anto Vitiello of MilanNews is reporting that Milan have seen a bid for Simakan rejected and they face a race against time to get a new bid in.


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.


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.


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.


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

An update arrives from the reliable MilanNews. The Kabak deal is on the rocks as Schalke want €25m, but Rudiger is a viable track and the player has said yes to Milan. Read more.


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…


09:30 CESTLaxalt 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.

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