Bild: Schalke reject Milan’s €6.5m bid for young star and decide not to sell

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan’s plan to sign Schalke defender Malick Thiaw before the transfer window shuts is at risk of falling through, according to a report.

According to BILD in Germany, Schalke’s sporting director Rouven Schröder rejected the offer that arrived from the Rossoneri of €6.5m including bonuses linked to player and team objectives, which Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara hoped would be enough given the 2. Bundesliga side’s financial worries.

Only with a package of around €10m would the Gelsenkirchen club consider changing their mind and parting with Thiaw. Now it seems that Schröder has decided to keep the German U21 international – who is under contract until 2024 – so as not to jeopardise their chances of promotion.

From a sporting and a financial point of view it is of paramount importance that Schalke get back into the top flight of German football again, having suffered a catastrophic relegation last season.

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