AC Milan have not been pursuing a deal for Hakim Ziyech with Chelsea for nearly three weeks, putting to bed any chances of late drama.
Throughout deadline day thus far there have been many fans speculating that there could be a late twist involving Ziyech given that he has been extensively linked throughout the window and a return to Ajax was on then off the cards.
According to what is being reported by Daniele Longo of Calciomercato.com, Milan in fact decided to give up Ziyech 20 days ago and as a result we cannot expect any last-minute drama involving the Moroccan.
In the end, it seems that the chances were killed when Junior Messias was bought on a permanent deal coupled with the fact few (or even zero) offers arrived for Alexis Saelemaekers that were worthy of being accepted.
However, he adds that Sergino Dest will come in from Barcelona to strengthen not only the right-back role but also further up the pitch too.