AC Milan were able to get a discount on the deal for Ante Rebic that their rivals Inter were not, according to a report.
We were told numerous times by our mercato expert Vito Angele that Angel Correa was the Rossoneri’s first choice to reinforce the attack.
However, a fee was never agreed with Atletico Madrid despite personal terms being tied up in July, and Diario AS revealed yesterday that the two sides were always €10m apart in offer and valuation.
Croatia international Rebic arrived on transfer deadline day instead, joining from Eintracht Frankfurt on a two-year loan deal to help reinforce the attack.
According to a report from Calciomercato.com, Rebic was a serious target for Inter earlier in the summer, however the Nerazzurri baulked at the German side’s €40m asking price.
In the last few days of the window Milan made their move, and through agent Fali Ramadani they were able to lower Eintracht’s asking price.
In addition, sending Andre Silva the other way was beneficial for both parties, as Frankfurt landed a forward they needed while Milan offloaded a player deemed surplus to requirements.
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