AC Milan fought until the end of the window to bring Mohamed Simakan in from RC Strasbourg but fell short in the end.
So many targets were linked during the window, including the likes of Fiorentina’s Nikola Milenkovic and Saint-Etienne’s Wesley Fofana, even Simakan on deadline day, but ultimately not a single one of the over 10 centre-backs linked with Milan ended up arriving.
According to a report from French outlet L’Equipe (via MilanNews), both Milan and West Ham tried tried to sign Simakan at the end of the window.
The Rossoneri, who had reached an agreement with the player over a five-year contract, presented more offers yesterday, the last one worth €17m (including bonuses).
The French club said no to the Milan offer and then also rejected one from West Ham who had made a slightly higher bid of €17m plus bonuses. Instead, the Ligue 1 club were adamant on their demands of €20m guaranteed.