Porto full-back Aly Cissokho's move to AC Milan has reportedly collapsed after a dental problem was detected during the player's medical with the Serie A club. The 21-year-old defender - who was a reported target of Tottenham Hotspur - was set to complete a £12.7 million move to the San Siro side. However, doctors discovered an issue with Cissokho's teeth that could indicate problems with the youngster's posture in future years, leading Milan to re-think their decision to purchase him. NEWS: Cissokho finally seals Milan deal "In 27 years as a medic, I have never had to refuse a transfer as a result of problems related to teeth," Ascoli club medic Renzo Mandozzi told Goal.com Italia. "There could be two problems here. The first may be linked to the presence of granulomas which could affect human muscle or the heart. "The second could be an orthodontic defect which can be solved with the use of a brace. Both problems can be cured with the right medical treatment. "As far as I am aware I have never come across a disease which would make an athlete an illegible player, but I am speaking in general terms. "If a club buys a player it's because they believe in him. Usually teething problems are dealt with easily by treatment." The highly-rated Frenchman only joined Porto from Vitoria Setubal in January for £250,000, and has made just 15 league appearances for his new club to date. However, he impressed in the Portuguese outfit's Champions League quarter-final with Manchester United, with Cissokho tasked with marshalling FIFA World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo. NEWS: Milan seal deal for Cissokho
17 June 2009
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