AC Milan did make an attempt to sign striker Mauro Icardi during the most recent summer transfer window, according to a report.
There were rumours at the time that the Rossoneri had tried to get something done as Inter looked to offload Icardi who had been deemed outside of their project, but in the end he joined Paris Saint-Germain.
Fabrizio Romano has offered some background on the situation in a piece for Calciomercato.com, claiming that the Milan leadership took more than one step to ask his wife-manager Wanda Nara for information.
The idea was a permanent transfer or an exchange operation that included Krzysztof Piatek, who the then-manager Marco Giampaolo did not see as a perfect fit for his project.
The attempt was actually confirmed by Wanda a few months ago: “Was there the possibility of taking him to Milan? Yes, it would have been much more comfortable for me, for the family, my children and also my career. However, he chose the best thing for his career.”
Milan tried with the knowledge that Inter would not risk giving their city rivals an excellent No.9 without guarantees of getting a big fee or receiving a convincing counterpart. It ended up being impossible to complete the operation in the few days left in the window.
Then, the PSG opportunity came along and the Argentine sealed his move, but he could return to Inter in the summer when Milan may still be missing a striker.