CorSera: Why Milan’s deadline day move for Taison fell through

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan did make an attempt to sign Shakhtar Donetsk playmaker Taison on deadline day but failed due to one reason, a report claims.

We ran an exclusive from our mercato expert Vito Angele on Monday who informed us that attempts were being made by Milan to sign the Brazilian in the last day of the mercato.

The Rossoneri submitted an offer believed to worth €20million, Angele informed us, while a loan with option to buy bid was also put forward but rejected.

As per Tuesday’s edition of il Corriere della Sera – via – Milan did in fact try to wrestle Taison from Shakthar.

However, a deal was not possible as the Ukrainian side refused to offer any discount on his €30million release clause, a figure the Rossoneri were not willing to meet.

The player has gone on to publicly display his anger at Shakhtar for not allowing him to complete a move to Milan, posting the following on his Instagram story: ‘Congratulations on ending my dream’.

Angele informed us that Shakhtar had told Taison they would allow him to leave if an offer from a big club arrived that was deemed acceptable, which likely explains the 31-year-old’s anger.

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