AC Milan have three alternative targets in mind with Mohamed Simakan now seemingly no longer an option for January, a report claims.
There has been a lot of confusion regarding Simakan in the last 24 hours as we spoke exclusively to his agent, who confirmed that his client is in fact not injured but will not play again for Strasbourg, confirming that he will leave the club.
According to a statement on the club’s official website though, Simakan carried out tests on Monday which determined he must undergo an arthroscopy which will keep him away from the field for a period of about two months.
According to Calciomercato.com, Milan had offered €15million plus bonuses to land the 20-year-old centre-back but his injury could change the Rossoneri’s plans.
It is possible that the management now pursue other targets, such as Ozan Kabak of Schalke, Fikayo Tomori of Chelsea and Loic Bade of RC Lens.
The position of RB Leipzig must be understood too, as they have targeted Simakan to replace Dayot Upamecano, departing at the end of the season. In short, their need to sign him is less urgent and that is why – given the wait due to injury – they may now be in pole position.