France Football: Blow for Milan as Strasbourg set €30m+ asking price for defender

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan must pay a hefty fee if they are to land Mohamed Simakan in the winter transfer window, according to a report.

The Rossoneri were heavily linked with a move for Simakan towards the end of the summer window and his agent even confirmed to us that his client had agreed terms over a five-year deal.

We recently conducted an exclusive interview with Pietro Mazzara of MilanNews, who revealed that Elliott Management had in fact sanctioned an improved bid, but the management chose not to raise their offer.

Calciomercato.com reported earlier in the week that Milan are still in the market for a defender and Simakan is still on the list of targets, but is seemingly behind Nikola Milenkovic of Fiorentina and possibly even Schalke’s Ozan Kabak.

Now, France Football (via MilanLive) are reporting that the Ligue 1 side have set an asking price of €30-35m, meaning that is the price that an interested club will have to pay should they wish to sign the 20-year-old.

Given that the club were unwilling to stump up a few extra million to get the deal done at a cheaper price earlier this month, it seems tough to imagine them raising their bid by €15m+.

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