Olympique Marseille asked Milan for Alessandro Matri after Juventus slammed the door for Simone Zaza.
The news was confirmed by Milan Channel on Saturday night, the official television station of the Rossoneri club.
Marseille had approached Juve for Zaza on loan, but that door was firmly shut when Kingsley Coman agreed a transfer to Bayern Munich.
Instead, the French side turned to Milan outcast Matri.
The Italian was in negotiations with West Ham United for a loan spell, but would reportedly prefer Ligue 1.