AZ Alkmaar director claims they are ‘not negotiating’ with Milan over Reijnders

By Oliver Fisher -

The technical director of AZ Alkmaar, Max Huiberts, has confirmed that AC Milan saw a first offer for Tijjani Reijnders rejected but suggested another bid could come in.

The latest update we had in the Reijnders-Milan saga came from Niccolo Ceccarini in his piece for TMW, in which he claimed the Rossoneri management are working on bridging the gap and the feeling is that an agreement can be reached.

A four-year contract is already in place for the player, who is pushing for the move to happen. That works in Milan’s favour, but AZ Alkmaar seem to be under no pressure to sell at least based on what has been said publicly.

Huiberts spoke to Noordhollands Dagblad to give an update on Reijnders amid the reports in the Italian media that things are moving closer to completion.

“But at the moment we are not negotiating. They made an offer, which we rejected. We communicated to Milan that we agreed with Tijjani that we prefer him to play with us for another year. And that we want to respect that agreement,” he said.

“If they make a new offer, we can still negotiate. But ‘as we speak’ there is no such thing.”

Tags AC Milan Tijjani Reijnders


  1. …and he ‘missed’ a friendly the other day. Looks like another Favre situation developing. Pay the full price or nothing.

  2. Mind games. Either hoping Milan would up the offer or invite other bids (auction). Teams, agents , all the same on these negotiations.

  3. It feels like it’s going to be another disappointing summer.
    Fans like to see top-class players for the club who won second most times in CL, instead, we buy average or below players like RLC and Pulisic.
    we want to see Chuck, Scamacca Musha, SMS, or Gravenberch.
    and that’s even not exactly top-class players so we need to settle on Reijnders, Taremi, Domingues, Kamada, and Isaksen who are not convincing at all, and even that doesn’t happen.
    That’s all from AC Milan?

    1. Milan is usually sluggish finishing a clean deal involving classical players.
      Lost thuram and beratti.

      Still negotiating on tijjani, Musa and Chukueze. I hop we finish these deals off and start training the new arrivals to blend

      I’m really impressed with the incoming of Ruben and pulisic.

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