The negotiations between Atletico Madrid and AC Milan over Angel Correa stopped due to one thing, reports in Spain claim.
We reported on numerous occasions that Correa was the Rossoneri’s first choice to reinforce the attack during the summer transfer window.
Our transfer expert Vito Angele revealed earlier in August that personal terms had been agreed with the Argentine, but that no fee had been agreed with Atleti.
Everything seemed to have reached a stalemate heading into the final few days of the window, but Nicolo Schira then revealed on Twitter that Milan were preparing one final push to sign him before the window shuts.
In the end though, Milan completed the signing of Ante Rebic from Eintracht Frankfurt on a two-year loan deal on the final day of the mercato.
According to a report from Spanish outlet Diario AS – as cited by MilanNews.it – Milan had managed to lower Atletico’s asking price down from €50million for Correa.
However, they state that the negotiation essentially stopped when Milan’s leaders asked for a loan with the option to buy, as La Gazzetta dello Sport recently reported.