Poland Under-21 defender Krystian Bielk has confirmed that Milan tried to sign him before he joined Derby County.
However, the versatile 21-year-old ended up moving to EFL Championship side Derby in a £7m (€7.8m) deal.
“I was hoping to get an opportunity with Unai Emery,” he told Sportowe Fakty.
“Instead, I didn’t fit into his plans and so I had to leave.
“Before the European Under-21 Championship, I received an offer from Milan, but then everything changed and nothing more was done.”