Coach confirms playmaker was ‘very close to joining Milan’ amid Arsenal and Bayern Munich links

By Oliver Fisher -

The head coach of the Hungarian national team has confirmed that Dominik Szoboszlai almost joined AC Milan, and didn’t rule out the idea of him still moving to Italy.

A number of different outlets have reported that Milan were close to sealing the signing of Szoboszlai a few months ago when it seemed as though Ralf Rangnick would arrive as the new manager.

The rumours died down, but the reliable MilanNews then reported that Szoboszlai could leave Salzburg in January or June and Milan have returned to put the Hungary international ‘at the top of their list of possible signings’.

Szoboszlai has a release clause of around €25million, the report added, and the performance at very high levels in this start of the season have attracted the interest of Arsenal, Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig plus many clubs that have not been named in the media.

Hungary boss Marco Rossi was interviewed by the radio station Punto Nuovo, and revealed there has been interest from Italy.

“He was very close to Milan when there was talk of Ragnick’s arrival as manager, but Napoli were also interested,” he said (via MilanLive).

“If he were to really arrive in Italy, I’m sure Dominik would be a complete player soon.”

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