CM: Milan forced to turn elsewhere as West Ham tie up €28m deal for Croatian

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan have missed out on signing Nikola Vlasic from CSKA Moscow as the playmaker is London-bound, according to a report.

A report from confirms that Milan have long been on the trail of Vlasic as their search for a new attacking midfielder led their eyes to the Russian capital, but rather than the Lombard capital it is in fact a switch to the English capital that beckons for the Croatia international.

The Premier League will be his destination as West Ham have crushed the competition and has reached an agreement with CSKA Moscow for the 23-year-old, with final details to be resolve but the deal will be closed.

The report adds that the Hammers will pay €28m plus bonuses into the coffers of the Russian club, and this is the figure that has beaten the last resistances of CSKA, with Milan forced to turn their search elsewhere.

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      1. It is called scouting and finding out what the club wants for the player, then seeing what can you fit in your budget. If it was up to you we would win 1 title and then be like Inter, having to sell best players just to avoid bankrupcy. I’m sure you are rich because you think like that. 😀

        1. @ Crorossonero. Unfortunately Inter looks fine pal – they signed players more than enough to replace hakimi and Lukaku. They will be top 2 again, so not sure what your talking about. I think Fabrizio’s point was knowing our budget constraints we should not waste time going after players we have no chance at signing. Vlasic was never coming on a loan with option to buy. CSKA made it clear they wanted cash and a lot of it (30M) – which we weren’t willing to spend.. no need to attack your fellow Milan supporters with personal insults. We can all disagree over transfer strategy but remember We are all Milanisti here

          1. Exacly my point, we all knew we needed to sign another playmaker and a right winger. All summer you read reports of how close we are to signing all sorts of players.

            I’m fine with us shopping within our limits but what annoys me is when the clubs wastes time in players that will never be signed a.e Vlasic, Isco Ziyech.

          2. I am totally agree with what Crorossonero said about scouting!
            But i guess all of you guys, know nothing about FFP! Our main problem is, we spend around 70M, and earn nothing from sell players! Just Laxalt! Chalhan and Dollaruma, leaves for free! And also nothing from Caldara, Casti
            & Conti! This is our main problem! FFP! Read about it…

          3. Inter isn’t better, even though they seem fine for now. They have yet to have a real test. Correa is not quality like Lukaku. Serie A tittle is up for grab this season from AC Milan, Inter and Juventus. In all honesty none of the top team look as strong or has much depth. Juventus lost their star and aren’t like they use to be 5 years ago.

    1. Yes yes. Other clubs, spicially english clubs, know nothing about scout; and just journalist who wrote some articles about Milan, know that!!! 😐

    2. Yes yes. Other clubs, spicially english clubs, know nothing about scouting; and just journalist who wrote some articles about Milan, know that!!! 😐

  1. This Milan management is the worst in the club’s history.

    Transfer market closes on Tuesday. Our first champions league match is a few weeks away, management hasn’t signed a play maker and a right winger until now.

    I hope someday elliot will sell the club to people who are willing to bring in quality players

    1. This worst managemenet of history and what ever; was close to winning Scudetto, and stand above Juve; and bringing back us to UCL, after so many years!

  2. Stupid motherfuckers got beaten by westham for what we really needed most. This management sucks, why on Earth do we even pray for Milan to qualify for UCL. Expecting more quality signings not this jokes. Fuck Milan, fuck Elliot and fuck all the management at large. As you ain’t making we the fans happy so you shall not be happy.

  3. Management learn from Inter Milan mistakes and Milan owners (Li Yonghong) before Elliot, remember Milan buy Bonucci (42 M) Silva and Paqueta (38 M), Conti and Biglia (20 M) but they fail to show that price. Now Milan pay 28 M for Tomori and 13 M for Maignan with they quality, I think 30 M for Vlasic too high

    1. Only Bonucci & Biglia spendings were over the top. The rest worth their money at the time, as well as Vlasic, who’s definitely a 30m player.

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