AC Milan had a scout present in France to watch the Ligue 1 game between Brest and Bordeaux over the weekend, a journalist has claimed.
According to the latest from Nicolo Schira, Milan sent a scout to the Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux to watch the game between Les Girondins and Stade Brestois that ended 2-1 to the away side. He was there to watch Yacine Adli and Romain Faivre, who each played 90 minutes.
Adli was signed on a permanent deal last summer but was loaned back to Bordeaux to continue his development with the Rossoneri management keeping tabs on how he is getting on, and he played behind the striker in a 4-4-1-1. Faivre meanwhile played in a right-sided role in a 4-2-2-2 and also played the full match.
Faivre was heavily linked with Milan in the summer and he almost ended up joining. The 23-year-old recently controversial interview to La Gazzetta dello Sport – which you can read here – during which he spoke almost as if his transfer to Milan in the winter was a done deal.
Last week, La Repubblica (via MilanNews) reported that Faivre is pushing to move to the Rossoneri and it is not excluded that he could become a bargain purchase during January, but the Frenchman would remain on loan at Brest until the end of the season in an Adli-esque deal.