Arsenal have been left ‘divided’ by their choice not to match AC Milan’s offer and re-sign Ismael Bennacer from Empoli last summer, it is claimed.
The Rossoneri secured the signing of the Algeria international in a deal worth €16million and he has been one of the brightest performers in a difficult season so far.
As Fabrizio Romano reports in his latest for Calciomercato.com, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are now keen on signing Bennacer, but they know that his €50million release clause will only be valid from summer 2021 onwards.
It is difficult to imagine that Milan decides to let him go in the upcoming window, therefore without truly irrefutable offers and he will stay, with the player not pushing for a move as he is happy at the club.
Interestingly, Romano adds that Arsenal had a chance to match Milan’s €16m offer for Bennacer due to a clause established at the time of his transfer from the Gunners to Empoli.
Arsenal said no, and today Bennacer is worth more than double and that choice still divides in the London club.