Nicolas Jackson could have made the move from Villarreal to AC Milan before he eventually joined Chelsea during the summer transfer window.
Milan went into the summer window that has just closed expected by many to make an investment on a centre-forward given that Olivier Giroud will turn 37 this season and there was a lack of a real alternative in the previous campaign.
A number of different sources – including Fabrizio Romano – stated that Milan were among the admirers of Jackson after a season in which he scored 12 goals in 26 LaLiga games.
It was reported that he had a release clause of €35m, and Chelsea ended up triggering it, signing him on an eight-year contract.
Now, his agent Diomansy Kamara – a former player who is now the agent of Jackson among others – was a guest on ‘Alé Catanzaro’, a format of Uscatanzarocalcionews and he revealed some interesting background.
“He did well and many offers arrived. We were close to signing with Milan, then Chelsea arrived and we went there,” he said (via Calciomercato.com).