AC Milan director Zvonomir Boban has revealed that the economic conditions simply weren’t in place to sign either Luka Modric or Angel Correa this summer.
There was some exciting speculation surrounding Modric at a couple of points in the transfer window, with widespread reports linked Milan with a move for the Croatia international.
It even got as serious as SportMediaset (via Calciomercato.com) stating that the Rossoneri were preparing a contract offer for the Croatia international, with Real having set an asking price of €20m.
However, Boban has now revealed that despite the player being a boyhood fan of the club, it was ‘impossible’ to sign him from Real Madrid this summer.
“Luka Modric is a Milanista,” Boban told Sky Italia, as cited by MilanNews.it.
“He is an extraordinary player, but it was impossible. We never reached a concrete stage.”
Another player who was more firmly linked with move to San Siro was Angel Correa, and we revealed earlier in August that personal terms had been agreed with the Atletico Madrid forward.
Despite this and the player pushing for the move, no agreement was eventually found with the LaLiga side, and Boban has also lifted the lid on that particular situation.
“We did not find the economic conditions on Correa,” he said.
“We have a good squad. We will see over time if we have done well or badly, but we believe that there are players who will become important.
“Elliott Management? I didn’t really hear from them. We worked hard during this transfer market.
“We organised ourselves, we wanted to give an important sign to improve the team structure. A €100million player alone won’t change your team.”