AC Milan have released midfielder Mathieu Flaimini from his deal at San Siro after they were unable to agree on a contract extension.
The French midfielder was nearing the end of his contract with the Rossoneri, but was offered a new two-year deal despite missing a big part of last season through injury.
AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has now revealed that the Frenchman has rejected an opportunity to extend his stay at San Siro.
“The deadline has passed and we told his lawyer we won’t be waiting any more,” Galliani said to Sky Sport Italia.
The Milan chief hinted that the Rossoneri could return for Liverpool midfielder Alberto Aquilani.
“We’ll bring in new midfielder by August 31. It could be Alberto Aquilani or someone else, as he is a Liverpool player and we’re not in talks with them.”
The Frenchman, who is now searching for a new club, only made two Serie A appearances last season, but, nonetheless, managed to get on the scoresheet.