Saturday July 27 2019
Galatasaray made late Bennacer bid

Galatasaray made a last-ditch bid for Ismael Bennacer, it’s reported, but the Empoli midfielder kept his promise to Milan.

The 21-year-old Algeria international’s profile has shot up since the Africa Cup of Nations, where he was named Player of the Tournament.

He flew in briefly for a medical with the Rossoneri and agreed the contract, although it is not yet official.

According to Soccerlink in France, the likes of Paris Saint-Germain, Sevilla and Olympique Lyonnais were trying until the end to intercept.

Galatasaray went even further, stated the same source, suggesting they made a last-ditch bid to scrap the €16m deal.

However, Bennacer had already given his word to Milan and refused to break the pledge.

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