AC Milan appear to have missed out on Sven Botman as he has decided to accept the offer of Newcastle United, according to a report.
According to what is being reported by Sportitalia (via MilanNews), a decisive moment has arrived in the Botman saga and it is not good news for Milan. The Dutch player decided to accept Newcastle’s offer and will join the Premier League side, having finally given up on waiting for Milan.
The Magpies made a higher bid and Milan never raised theirs and now Paolo Maldini has resigned himself to losing Botman, so the Rossoneri must now turn to alternative targets, whomever they might end up being.
Daniele Longo of Calciomercato.com meanwhile is reporting that Newcastle have had a €40m offer accepted and Lille have got their wish as they wanted to sell to the highest bidder, while the player has now accepted the move.
Maldini and Massara – amid corporate delays due to the change of ownership and uncertainty over their own contracts – did everything that they could, even flying to Lille before Milan’s 2-0 win over Atalanta towards the end of last season, but in the end they have missed out.