Aly Cissokho’s move from Porto to Milan fell through last month after the Rossoneri medical staff alleged that the player could be prone to muscular injuries due to a dental issue.
The Rossoneri had reportedly agreed a €15 million fee with the Portuguese club who then refused to re-negotiate the terms of the deal.
“There is a money problem between the clubs and they said I had problems with my teeth to cover it up,” Cissokho explained to French newspaper L’Equipe before starting pre-season training with Porto today.
“There is no truth in it. I came to know of this thing when I was about to leave for my holidays. I was very surprised because I had just passed a medical and no problems had emerged both with the club and the Italian League.
“Now I am focused on Porto. I’ll resume training with the club and I’m very happy. I did not forget that I was still playing at Guegnon only a year ago. I am still 21 and time is on my side to progress.”
But Cissokho refused to be drawn on reports that French giants Lyon are ready to launch a fresh bid for his services.
“I don’t know much about it,” he said. “After what happened, I am cautious. There is still a lot to go in the transfer market and we’ll see.”
Vince Masiello, Goal.com