Milan dump Onyedika chase

Milan dump Onyedika chase


Anthony Nlebem

After having their second of €6.5m bid for FC Midtjylland midfielder Raphael Onyedika rejected, AC Milan are set to shift focus to Bordeaux’s Jean Onana or Wolfsburg man Aster Vranckx.

According to Sky Sport Italia transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio, the latest €6.5m offer for Onyedika has also been rebuffed by Midtjylland after an initial €4m proposal as the club is demanding €10m, so they are beginning to look at other options.

The asking price for the 21-year-old is believed to be around €10m, which is far higher than the Rossoneri are prepared to pay.

A candidate mentioned by Sky Sport Italia and Tuttosport is Bordeaux midfielder Onana, the 22-year-old Cameroon international who moved from LOSC a year ago for €2m.

Girondins de Bordeaux are in Ligue 2 this season and that should make it easier to poach their talents on the transfer market, with a price tag of €4m.

Vranckx would be a trickier buy to push through, as the 19-year-old Belgian was purchased by Wolfsburg last summer for €8m from KV Mechelen.

He would be yet another Belgian talent to bolster the Milan squad after Charles De Ketelaere and Alexis Saelemaekers.

That deal would likely be on loan with an option to buy.

A few weeks ago, Milan tested the waters with a bid of around €4m and FC Midtjylland flatly rejected that, but now the latest offer that has been put forward is worth €6.5m.

The Danish club are currently considering its response to AC Milan’s increased bid given the increase of more than 50 per cent from the opening bid, which makes the interest serious.

At the same time, it is also clear that it is not an offer that instantly convinces them to sell because they are still looking for a figure of around €10m to sell the 21-year-old, so the arm-wrestle may well continue.