AC Milan made an attempt to sign Renato Sanches from Lille today but there was not enough time for the deal to go through, a report claims.
Gianluca Di Marzio told Sky (via MilanNews) that even though Milan were quiet today and have been during the January window compared to their rivals, it wasn’t for the want of trying. The management always maintained that they would have made an investment on the right players, and they made a late move for Renato Sanches of Lille.
The relations between the two clubs are very good, and there was the scope for a deal to be struck at around €25m plus bonuses, however the negotiations got stuck because of the very high demands of the player regarding salary.
There was not enough time to negotiate and get the entire package agreed, but even though the operation was unsuccessful and there doesn’t seem to be much of a chance of it happening tomorrow either, Sanches is still a very welcome profile that could be pursued again in the summer.