AC Milan tried to sign long term Arsenal target Jakub Jankto before the close of the transfer window, according to Udinese sporting director Manuel Gerolin.
Speaking to Calciomercato.com (translated by Football-Italia.net), Gerolin said that the player would not be sold to the Rossoneri despite the Serie A club making an enquiry about the midfielder:
“Milan asked us about Jankto, but he’s not for sale.”
The Czech international’s agent revealed in July that the 21 year old would consider a switch to Arsenal in the future. Giuseppe Riso said that a move to the Premier League was a more realistic prospect than staying in Serie A.
Jankto has started the season in pretty good form for Udinese. He scored his first goal of the season against Frosinone in the Coppa Italia, while he also provided an assist in the 3-2 loss to SPAL on Sunday.
A predominantly left footed player, Jankto can play either in central midfield or as a left winger. He could line up for his country against Germany in a World Cup qualifier this evening.