Last year, Inter and Milan both tried to sign Yannick Ferreira Carrasco, though Dalian Yifang refused to sell the Belgian winger. Therefore, he remained at the Chinese side, who once again refused to sell him this summer.
However, as Carrasco himself has explained in an interview with the Belgian outlet HLN (via Calciomercato.com), there will be an opening in January, thus sending a signal to the clubs that have been interested in him.
“I miss Europe every day, but I have a contract in China. The club hasn’t allowed me to leave, but now it’s different. I can do it and I hope to do so if something concrete materializes,” he stated.
It remains to be seen if the Rossoneri will make a new attempt for the 26-year-old, whose contract with the club expires in 2022. Given that Pioli already has Leao and Rebic (even Bonaventura) at his disposal for the left-wing, a move for Carrasco seems unlikely.
In January, Milan will most likely look for experienced players in order to balance the current squad. Furthermore, the feeling is that the budget will be used elsewhere, rather than the left-wing.