AC Milan were very close to sealing the signing of the then-Dinamo Zagreb star Dani Olmo in January, according to a report.
The Rossoneri were strongly linked with a move for the Spain international during the January transfer window which follows on from links during the summer, and at one point it was reported in Croatia that a deal was almost completely agreed.
Former Chief Football Officer Zvonimir Boban was the one negotiating and he used the excellent relationship he has with his compatriots to try and get everything over the line, but then the deal stalled and he went to Leipzig.
Andy Bara revealed a background on exactly what happened during the most recent winter market during an interview with Calciomercato.com. The FIFA agent revealed how Dani Olmo was very close to wearing the Rossoneri shirt.
“The truth is that Milan was a real option, we talked for a long time with Boban,” he said (via MilanLive).
“The discussion went on for a long time but then Leipzig implemented a great strategy by coming directly to Croatia to deal with Dinamo. Nagelsmann called him several times to explain the project.
“He chose this way, while respecting Milan which is one of the most important and winning clubs in the world.”