AC Milan’s owners Elliott Management had given the green light to improve the offer for Mohamed Simakan, a report claims, but the management chose not to.
The Rossoneri were heavily linked with a move for Simakan towards the end of the summer transfer window as it became apparent that the likes of Nikola Milenkovic and Wesley Fofana would not be arriving.
His agent even confirmed to us that his client agreed a five-year contract with Milan ahead of a proposed move, but no deal could be struck between the two sides.
According to Tuttosport (via MilanNews), the Rossoneri could have raised their offer, but in the end – after a long consultation with Elliott – they decided not to go beyond the €12million plus €3m bonuses offered to Strasbourg.
However, the player will still be monitored very carefully and it cannot be excluded that a new attempt to sign him is made.