The negotiation between AC Milan and Schalke 04 for defender Ozan Kabak has now ended, according to reports.
Milan have been unable to agree a fee with Schalke for Kabak. As of Saturday night it seemed as though there was optimism regarding the potential signing of Kabak from the Bundesliga side, with the two parties moving closer and closer to agreeing a deal, but there are reports that Schalke’s €30m asking price is considered too high.
It now seems as though Milan have turned to Strasbourg’s Mohamed Simakan as the Kabak deal is no longer on, and in fact according to Daniele Longo of Calciomercato.com, the talks with Schalke for the Turkey international are now off.
MilanNews are reporting the same news, adding that Milan’s attempt for Kabak failed. The German club’s requests for the 20-year-old player mean that the Rossoneri will now focus on other profiles to try to give Pioli a new central defender.