The agent of Chelsea striker Nicolas Jackson has, on Sunday, revealed that his client was close to linking up with another European giant, before ultimately taking his talents to Stamford Bridge this summer.
Senegal international Jackson, of course, was one of a host of arrivals in west London during the recently-closed transfer window.
After being identified as a chief attacking target on the part of Todd Boehly and co, the 22-year-old was snapped up in a £32 million deal from La Liga outfit Villarreal.
Jackson, since, has gone on to feature from the off in all five of Chelsea’s Premier League fixtures, notching a solitary goal along the way.
And yet, as alluded to above, had things gone differently during the summer, then the fans of another of the continent’s top clubs could instead have been afforded the chance to watch the explosive attacker line out in their side’s colours this season.
The outfit in question? AC Milan.
Speaking in an interview with USCatanzaroCalcioNews.it this weekend, Jackson’s agent, Diomansy Kamara, was drawn on his client’s move to England’s capital.
And Kamara went on to reveal that, amid ‘many different offers’, the African was at one point ‘close’ to taking his talents to San Siro:
“He did well at Villarreal and many different offers came in.
“We were close to signing for Milan, but then Chelsea came along and we went there instead.”