Adriano Galliani warns “Montpellier turned down our offer and we cannot reach an agreement” for Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, so Milan are looking elsewhere.
The French defender had been the prime target to strengthen the back four after Alessandro Nesta and Thiago Motta left this summer.
“Montpellier turned down our offer and we cannot reach an agreement for buying the player,” said Vice-President Galliani.
“Therefore, the case is closed, with no regrets or bitterness. We have already identified other targets, but I won’t tell you who they are even under torture!”
It might only be over for the moment, because Yanga-Mbiwa’s contract with Montpellier expires in June 2013.
The Rossoneri hope to go under the radar in their next move, after Yanga-Mbiwa was splashed all over the newspapers, much to the irritation of Montpellier.
Potential targets include Genoa’s Andreas Granqvist and Chievo’s Marco Andreolli.