An intermediary has revealed that he and his colleagues tried everything possible to work out a deal for Ozan Kabak to join AC Milan.
Milan were linked with moves for a number of defensive targets during the summer transfer window but one of the names that emerged late and was a theme of deadline day was Ozan Kabak of Schalke.
In the end the Rossoneri management were not able to unlock a deal with the Bundesliga club and sign Kabak, but according to La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews) the contacts of Maldini and Massara could have sown the ground for the business to come.
They added that in the coming months, Milan will return to trying to sign Kabak, who was and is still the profile most appreciated by the management. The deal didn’t go through because of the difference between Schalke’s request (€20million) and the Rossoneri’s offer (€15m).
Intermediary George Gardi spoke to TMW about the interest from Milan in Kabak, confirming he was trying his best to broker a deal.
“AC Milan did everything possible to finalise and together with us in the entourage we tried until the end to ensure that the negotiation would be successful,” he said.
“We are talking about a player born in 2000 with Champions League experience. Milan are growing in their project, which fascinates the player above all because it is based on the trust given to young champions. I think their paths will cross again.”