AC Milan are working to try and close the deal for Mohamed Simakan and are not far off an agreement with Strasbourg, a report claims.
As La Gazzetta dello Sport reports (via MilanNews), if the arrival of Kouadio Koné is now off the cards as the midfielder is very close to joining Borussia Monchengladbach, the negotiations to sign Simakan remain ongoing.
Despite the interest of other clubs, in particular of Leipzig, the young defender has chosen the Rossoneri and does not want to hear any other offers. That is why there is no great concern among the Milan management regarding the competition from the German club.
The paper explains that there is just a gap of €1m between the demands of Strasbourg and the Milan offer, which is €14m plus €3m bonuses, while the French club continue to ask for €18m. The parties are therefore very close, and the white smoke could come next week when there will be new contacts.
Milan scouts have been on Simakan’s trail for several months and they have been impressed by his performance both as a centre-back and as a right-back.
French journalist Julien Maynard of Telefoot claimed yesterday that in the meantime Liverpool are keeping a good eye on developments too.