From Spain: Milan never got close to agreeing fee for Correa

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan’s proposed move for Angel Correa collapsed due to a significant difference between offer and valuation, a report claims.

We were told numerous times by our mercato expert Vito Angele that Correa was the Rossoneri’s first choice to reinforce the attack.

We even revealed earlier in August that personal terms had been agreed with the Argentine, and that he was actively looking to move to Milan.

Despite this, reports from a number of different source claimed that Milan’s offer was not near Atletico’s valuation, and everything seemed to go quiet into the final couple of days of the window.

La Gazzetta dello Sport journalist Nicolo Schira then revealed on Twitter that Milan were preparing one last attempted to sign him before the window shut, but it never materialised.

Milan completed the signing of Ante Rebic from Eintracht Frankfurt on a two-year loan deal on deadline day instead, and Spanish outlet Diario AS has revealed more about why Correa did not end up arriving.

They claim that the two sides never got within €10million in terms of difference between offer and valuation.

Atlético wanted €50m for the 24-year-old, and Milan were only willing to pay €40m – a difference that in the end proved to be insurmountable.

Diario AS – as cited by –  also recently stated that the negotiation essentially stopped when Milan’s leaders asked for a loan with the option to buy.

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