Report: Milan fail in late bid for Man Utd linked Russia international; talks set for summer

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan have seen a last minute bid to sign Lokomotiv Moscow star Aleksey Miranchuk rejected, according to a report.

The 24-year-old, who predominantly plays as an attacking midfielder, has racked up nine goals and four assists in 21 appearances for Lokomotiv so far this season, impressing in the Champions League.

According to Sport Express (via Stefano Conforti on Twitter), the Rossoneri made an approach to sign the playmaker on Thursday on the basis of a loan with option to buy.

However, the club from the Russian capital rejected the bid – most likely due to the timing – though it is claimed that the two parties will return for talks in the summer.

It was actually previously reported by Calciomercato.com that Milan were offered the chance to sign Miranchuk in December, but the club declined as they wish to focus on other profiles – with Zvonomir Boban himself apparently giving the response.

Juventus have also been heavily linked with a move for Miranchuk, having faced him in the group stages of the Champions League, while Manchester United have also been credit with interest.

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