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AC Milan plan fresh €15m bid for Ozan Kabak in January

AC Milan failed to secure the centre-back they wanted in the transfer window – but will try again in January.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport, the Rossoneri will return for Schalke and Turkey defender Ozan Kabak this winter.

Kabak, 20, remains the profile most appreciated by Milan’s technical department and owners.

Schalke were demanding €20m for Kabak before the transfer deadline, with Milan offering €15m.

Facing a brick wall, Milan turned to ‘plan B’, Strasbourg’s Mohamed Simakan, but fell well short of the French club’s asking price.

Strasbourg wanted €20m for Simakan, with Milan’s offer of €10m (€8m plus €2m bonuses) half of that.

Other options such as Antonio Rudiger – who eventually stayed at Chelsea – were explored, but not followed up on.

Milan postponed their defensive search until January when they will again try to sign an under-23 defender.

Kabak will remain the priority, with Milan counting on Schalke giving them a discount and finally accepting €15m.

For now, Milan’s focus will return to the contract situations of Gianluigi Donnarumma and Hakan Calhanoglu.

Two of Milan’s pillars, the pair are out of contract next summer and Milan do not want to lose them for free.

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