Blaise Bourgeois

Bayern, Milan, and West Ham target Ozan Kabak set to sign for Schalke

West Ham, Milan, and Bayern have failed in their attempts to land talented teenage Turkish centre-back Ozan Kabak.

That’s according to a report from Bild, who state Kabak has elected to remain in Germany and will sign a deal to move to Schalke.

After Stuttgart were relegated to the 2. Bundesliga, the 19-year-old became a big target for teams all around Europe as his contract contained an affordable £13m release clause.

Kabak reportedly rejected an offer from Milan which included a salary of over €1m and a guaranteed regular place in their starting XI.

Bayern also offered Kabak a generous deal but could not guarantee any playing time.

West Ham will not be too concerned, as they have a solid centre-back rotation of Fabian Balbuena, Issa Diop, Angelo Ogbonna, and Winston Reid.