AC Milan worked hard on the signing of Romain Fauvre this summer. In fact, they even had a plane ready for the winger, but they never reached an agreement. As a result, they brought in Junior Messias from Crotone.
As reported by Calciomercato.com, Faivre was very close to joining Milan. The latter had a plane ready for the winger on the final day of the transfer window. But then Brest decided to stop the negotiations and keep their star.
The first contacts between the clubs date back to May, but Milan only presented their first offer of €10m ten days ago. The French side came back with a counter of €15m and the Rossoneri went up to €12m plus bonuses, with Elliott Management’s permission.
Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara thought that they would get the green light but instead, Brest decided not to sell Faivre. They were adamant on €15m and didn’t want to give any discounts, which is why the move broke down.