How Alvaro Morata to AC Milan fell through
Chelsea star Alvaro Morata for a long time was AC Milan’s top pick for the attack but somewhere along the summer plans changed.
Even since Marco Fassone and Massimiliano Mirabelli took charge at AC Milan their biggest market desire was Alvaro Morata. The Former Real Madrid had expressed interest in leaving Spain and the Rossoneri were optimistic about bringing him at San Siro. Unfortunately Chelsea made a staggering 80 million euros offer last summer and the 25 year old moved to England.
However that was not the end of the story. After a frustrating first season in Premier League the Spaniard wanted to return in Serie A. At the beginning of the summer, Mirabelli opened talks this Chelsea and the London side were more than willing to sell at 60 million euros. Personal terms were agreed with the player but again his flirt with the Rossoneri ended in heartbreak.
Calciomercato reveals today that his transfer to AC Milan fall through because of a change in the Rossoneri’s ownership issues. Former president Yonghong Li failed to repay his loan and Elliot Management took control of the club. The American ownership and the new managing duo Leonardo and Paolo Maldini refused to sanction a move.
Despite Morata’s strong desire to join AC Milan the new directors opposed this move. The figure of 60 million that should have been paid to Chelsea was deemed excessive for a player that had scored only 11 goals last season. Instead the Red and Blacks focused on Gonzalo Higuain, a striker that has proved much more reliable than the Spaniard in recent seasons.