Fiorentina confirm talks with Milan late in transfer window over deal

By Oliver Fisher -

Fiorentina sporting director Daniele Prade has confirmed that he was in talks with AC Milan until 8pm on transfer deadline day over a deal.

Prade has given an interview to the club’s official Twitter account in which he revealed that he was in discussions with the Rossoneri until very late in the window.

“We were still trying with Udinese, Inter and AC Milan until 20:00 CET last night, but just like we have kept Chiesa, they wanted to keep their players,” he said, 

“I had carte blanche from Commisso, but I didn’t want to spend badly.”

La Gazzetta dello Sport reported in August that Fiorentina were interested in a move for Milan’s creative force Suso.

They even went as far as to claim that the former Liverpool man was first choice to reinforce their attacking department, but that it was an ‘almost impossible’ deal to pull off.

In the end, Suso ended up remaining, but judging by Prade’s comments it appears that talks went down to the wire with La Viola.

The mercato slammed shut at 22:00 CET on Monday, with Milan managing to get one deal over the line as Ante Rebic arrived from Eintracht Frankfurt.

READ MORE: AC Milan’s summer mercato – all the official signings

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