Euro giants prepare €40m offer for playmaker after failed Liverpool move

Date published: Friday 20th March 2020 10:59

AC Milan have joined the race for one-time Liverpool target Nabil Fekir and are ready to make a double-your-money offer to his current club Real Betis, according to reports in Europe.

Fekir came close to joining Liverpool in 2018, only for complications arising from his medical to scupper the deal at the eleventh hour.

The attacking midfielder has since left Lyon for Real Betis, where he has continued to impress on a personal level with seven La Liga goals and three assists this season, but his team find themselves in midtable.

Hence, Fekir could be set for another change of scenery, with Calciomercato relaying claims from AS that AC Milan are ready to make a summer bid for the Frenchman.

The offer is set to be worth €40m, with former club Lyon to be entitled to 20 per cent of that fee. The sum is notably less than the €65m deal that Liverpool had agreed for him, but would represent a profit for Betis, who snatched him for just €20m plus bonuses.

Fekir has previously commented that he has no hard feelings towards Liverpool, despite claiming they lied about a knee issue before pulling out of signing him.

“The medical tests that I did at Clairefontaine were very clear, my knee is perfectly fine and I feel fine,” he told L’Equipe in Septemer. “There are no issues at all with my knee.

“But I have no bitterness towards Liverpool. I met them and we got on brilliantly. They showed that they really wanted me.

“But when you surround yourself with the wrong people, it comes off badly on you.”

 

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