AC Milan’s pursuit of Gremio star Everton Soares is not over despite failing with a summer pursuit, a report claims.
The Rossoneri were strongly linked with a move for a new forward towards the end of the recent mercato, with Angel Correa of Atletico Madrid being the name most frequently mentioned.
However, Gianluca Di Marzio stated to Sky Italia (cited by MilanNews.it) that Milan had been forced to look at alternative targets due to Correa’s high asking price, and that Everton was one of them being considered.
According to Calciomercato.com, Milan did indeed make an attempt late in the window to try and sign the Brazil international, but failed for one key reason.
The fact that the player’s ownership is split between a fund, his ex club Fortaleza and current club Gremio led to an excessive price tag of €40m just for Gremio’s share in the player (50%).
However, the report goes on to add that Milan have no intention of giving up on Everton and will continue to follow him closely.
Calciomercato.com even go on to add that they are considering a move for him for 2020, probably next summer unless deemed necessary in January.
In the end, Ante Rebic arrived from Eintracht Frankfurt on deadline day to reinforce the attack, joining on a two-year loan.
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