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AC Milan pull out of the race for RB Leipzig target Milot Rashica

By Henrik Petersen

German reports claim AC Milan have dropped their interest in Werder Bremen's Milot Rashica, who remains a top target for RB Leipzig.

Milot Rashica.
Milot Rashica.Photo: Silesia711/CC-by-SA 4.0

AC Milan have pulled out of the race for the signature of Werder Bremen star Milot Rashica, according to Kicker and Bild.

Former RB Leipzig chief Ralf Rangnick, who looked set to take over as AC Milan coach, has had Rashica on his radar for years. But after the negotiations between the 62-year-old and Milan have broken down, the Italian Serie A side have apparently dropped their interest in the Werder Bremen forward.

According to Bild, Rashica has attracted interest from other Italian clubs while Kicker is reporting that English Premier League sides Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers have inquired about the 24-year-old.

RB Leipzig still look like the most probably destination for Rashica, who is said to be keen on a move to Red Bull Arena. But so far, RB Leipzig and Werder have been unable to agree a transfer fee.

Bild claims that Werder have slapped a price tag of €25 million on Rashica. According to Kicker, Leipzig have only been willing to offer €15 million upfront until now, but Werder are holding out for at least €20 million excluding bonus payments.

"With Milot, there is no foreseeable switch in the near future, even if there are more interested parties," Werder sporting director Frank Baumann told Bild.

Rashica's contract with Werder expires in 2022.

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