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Confirmed AC Milan swap deal for Jonathan Biabiany now suddenly off

Sep 1, 2014, 3:07 PM EDT

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A few hours ago, AC Milan confirmed a swap deal for Parma winger Jonathan Biabiany in exchange for $5 million plus Christian Zaccardo.

And when I say confirmed, I mean posted on their website, tweeted it out, took pictures, the whole shebang.

Well, that’s a problem because the entire deal wasn’t exactly complete when they did that.

Whoops.

AC Milan has now deleted their confirmation tweet of the deal, and taken the story off their official website. Here’s a picture of Biabiany in a Milan scarf and shirt:

Apparently, Zaccardo couldn’t agree to personal terms with Parma, so the deal is now off.

Which begs the question, why on Earth did Milan confirm the deal and release the information before the whole thing was complete? It’s a baffling move from a team that has struggled with lofty expectations recently.

The club was then forced to release to the media that the deal is off thanks to Zaccardo’s inability to come to terms. Have to feel for Biabiany who was just paraded around in the scarf of a club he now won’t be playing for.

Don’t forget to tune in to the “Transfer Deadline Day Show” on NBCSN (Monday, 6-8 p.m. ET).

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