AC Milan failed to sign Romain Faivre on the last days of the mercato but he remains the Rossoneri’s priority for January.
AC Milan closed the 2021-2022 summer transfer campaign with the signing of Junior Messias, who arrived from Crotone as the latest addition in attack. But before turning their attention on the 30-year-old Brazilian, the Rossoneri were very close to another player.
In the last weeks of the mercato AC Milan were in negotiations with Brest to sign Romain Faivre. The Rossoneri considered Faivre as the ideal substitute of Hakan Calhnaoglu who moved to Inter on a free transfer. Nevertheless, talks for the 23-year old French attacking midfielder collapsed at the very end.
Brest demanded 15 million euros for Romain Faivre while AC Milan had offered 12 million plus add-ons. The distance between the parties was not much but the player’s decision to boycott his squad for the last league match infuriated Brest and ultimately they pulled the plug on the negotiation.
However, Romain Faivre remains a name of interest for the Rossoneri. Calciomercato.com reports that Faivre is AC Milan’s top target for January and his move to Italy has likely only been postponed. The fact that Milan have only Brahim Diaz occupying the attacking midfielder role means that Milan will return on the market in January.
Junior Messias was signed to play on the right wing and take Castillejo’s spot rather than provide competition for Diaz. Even though he can be adapted in that position Pioli needs another reinforcement in that area.