AC Milan have chosen to give up on signing Mohamed Simakan this transfer window and will turn to another target, a report claims.
It has been reported by a number of different sources that Simakan was the No.1 target for the Milan management in the January window, however their pursuit has been complicated in the last few days.
He suffered an injury in Strasbourg’s last game against RC Lens resulting in him needing a minor knee surgery that will keep him out for six weeks, leading to suggestions Paolo Maldini and co. are looking elsewhere.
According to what is being reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews), Milan have chosen to give up on Simakan because his period on the sidelines will be too long.
The Rossoneri need a reinforcement that they can use immediately, and this is why Maldini and Massara are now aiming for Fikayo Tomori of Chelsea.
Contacts have been accelerated, but it does not mean the Simakan saga is closed. From Germany they now believe that the 20-year-old is RB Leipzig-bound, but Maldini and Massara have received reassurances from the player’s entourage that they have a chance of getting him in the summer.