“We looked at him and thought about buying him,” Maldini told TUDN.
“We talked to his agent [Mino Raiola], but in the end there was a problem concerning his position on the field.
“We played with a 4-3-3 last season, the perfect formation for him, but now we play in a different way.
“He was an option for us over the summer, but he made the decision to go to another big club like Napoli, and the factor of working with [Carlo] Ancelotti, who is a maestro, helps him play in his best and natural position.”
— AC Milan (@acmilan) September 13, 2019