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AC Milan In Crunch Talks To Sign Schalke 04 Centre Back On Deadline Day

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The Turkey international has slipped through our fingers before ...

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Gianluca di Marzio is reporting that AC Milan have Ozan Kabak as their defensive priority at the moment but notes that the negotiations with Schalke 04 have been difficult and the signing would need to be pushed through today. Milan have reportedly offered a 15 million euros for the Turkey international with 12 million as a fixed payment and about 2-3 million euros in bonuses. The club met with the agents of the player at Casa Milan to try and find an agreement. Schalke are insistent on their 25 million euros valuation which Milan consider to be excessive.

MilanNews.it are reporting that the centre back position is considered the final piece of the puzzle for the mercato and that Kabak and Rudiger are the options at hand. Both talks are tough but one of the two are expected to sign by the end of deadline day. Milan are expected to submit a creative bid to convince Schalke imminently.

Pietro Balzano Prota is reporting that there is optimism for the deal to be closed as the gaps between the demands and offer have beenr educed over the course of the day.