AC Milan were first in for Sead Kolasinac, but a delay allowed Arsenal to move in and sign the Bosnian.

  • Milan CEO Marco Fassone admitted they were in for Kolasinac, but lost out due to a delay
  • Kolasinac went on to sign for Arsenal instead on a free transfer

Milan are going through something of a resurrection this summer with heavy investment in over 10 players so far. There could yet be even more players on the way.

One of the players they were targeting was Kolasinac, who Milan CEO Marco Fassone said they were in for and would have signed if not for a delay.

“There were a couple of players who didn’t arrive because the closing was delayed. One of those was Sead Kolasinac,” he said.

“It has been frustrating at times but [sporting director Massimiliano] Mirabelli and I have never stopped.”

That delay may have been caused by Arsenal making their interest known before the season had even finished.

There were a few clubs interested in signing Kolasinac, but Arsenal managed to come out on top and eventually signed the Bosnian on a free transfer.