Danish club Midtjylland have rejected AC Milan’s €4 million (1.8 billion) for Nigerian midfielder sensation Raphael Onyedika, according to a report from Italy.
The 21-year-old former F.C. Ebedei’s academy graduate broke into the limelight last season where he featured 48 times in all competitions and scored three goals after he won the Danish Cup and was voted Young Player of the Season.
Onyedika has been identified by AC Milan directors of Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara after the on-capped Nigeran fill the void left by compatriot Frank Onyeka joining Premier League outfit Brentford last summer.
The Serie A defending champions are looking to replace Ivory Coast strongman Franck Kessie, who leaves San Siro for Barcelona this summer on a free transfer.
According to Gianluca DiMarzio and SempreMilan.it both cliamed that AC Milan have offered Midtjylland € 4 million (₦1.8 billion) plus bonuses for Onyedika’s services but the Danish club have turned the bid as they are demanding € 10 million for their midfielder dynamo.
The report however, Rossonerri are ready to make another attempt to sign Onyedika from Midtjylland after having a first bid rejected.
AC Milan are without Italian midfielder Sandro Tonali who suffered a muscle problem during the club’s 6-1 demolition of Vicenza in a pre-season friendly and missed Serie A opener win over Udinese last weekend.
Tiemoue Bakayoko was brought in on a two-year loan from Chelsea last summer but Frenchman has another disappointing and the Black and Red are willing to let him leave with the Blues are also ready to accept this, but a new destination will have to be found.
Former Arsenal star Ismael Bennacer and French-Algerian player Yacine Adli are the only available midfielder around as Serie A giant eager to get bring more options ahead of a difficult title defence and Champions League football.
Onyedika is still under contract until June 2026 at MCH Arena was descibe as killed presser with close to 90% in pass completion and seventh in successful tackles in the last season after recovering over 300 balls of which half were in the opponent’s territory.