AC Milan and Eintracht Frankfurt paid a small fee to sign Ante Rebic and Andre Silva respectively on permanent deals this summer, a report claims.
There was a lot of mystery surrounding both the deal which saw Silva join Eintracht on a permanent basis with Rebic coming the other way just a few days later.
The lack of disclosure on the figures of the agreement, in particular, led to speculation that some creative accounting had been done to minimise the financial outlay of both clubs and avoid giving Fiorentina a big sum.
According to what is being reported by Bild, Milan sold Andre Silva to Eintracht Frankfurt for a fee of €3million, with Rebic going the other way for €5m. Due to possessing a sell-on clause of 50%, that means the Fiorentina receive proceeds of €2.5m from the operation.
On the face of things, it seems like some crafty accounting from both clubs involved, and we await more information regarding why the figures were so low.