Ozan Kabak has decided to reject the offer of Milan and stay in Germany, so they are now forced to find new targets.
Milan have been in talks with many agents and have been discussing a lot of different players. However, the only signing Paolo Maldini, Zvonimir Boban and Frederic Massara have completed so far is that of Rade Krunić from Empoli.
Stefano Sensi of Sassuolo was a big target of Milan and he ended up going to Inter, and now Ozan Kabak – another player that the Diavolo strongly wanted – is set to join Schalke and reject Milan.
Reports in Italy and Germany both agree that Kabak will be staying in the Bundesliga and play for David Wagner’s side, which finished 14th last season and nearly got relegated. The Turkish rejected both Milan and Bayern Munich and opted for the club where he’d likely be playing the most.
According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Kabak – who has a €15m release clause and was reportedly offered €1m per season by Milan – will sign for Schalke on Saturday. Milannews.it adds that the Rossoneri will now be turning to evaluating different profiles for the role of the central defense. In the past, Milan have been linked with Dejan Lovren, Joachim Andersen and Napoli-bound Kostas Manolas.
There is still a lot of time left for the transfer market but with pre-season starting on July 9th, it doesn’t seem at the moment that there will be too many new faces at Milanello on that day.