After a very long 2020-2021 season, with in particular this beautiful second place in Serie A behind Inter, AC Milan is seeing things big this summer. Back in the Champions League in a few months after playing the Europa League in the previous exercise (elimination in the round of 16 by Manchester United), the Rossoneri will have to strengthen themselves to be even more competitive. And the summer transfer window has already started well for the Italian team.
In addition to signing Mike Maignan for around € 15m, AC Milan managed to retain Chelsea’s loaned-out Fikayo Tomori, releasing € 28m. But the Italian club does not intend to stop there. Hakim Ziyech (Chelsea), Burak Yilmaz (LOSC), Roman Yaremchuk (La Gantoise) or Robin Gosens (Atalanta Bergamo): AC Milan still has plenty of dreams. Unfortunately, it will be necessary to sell before to make new follies, and to have a little healthier accounts.
Objective 50M €?
In today’s edition, The Gazzetta dello Sport takes stock of the Milan transfer window, especially concerning departures. And the pink paper daily released four names. As revealed in recent days, the former Dogue Rafael Leão is popular with several teams including Olympique de Marseille. A departure is not necessarily topical but if an offer of 25M € arrives on their table, the Rossoneri leaders will not make any calculations. But he is not the only player for whom Milan will consider the proposals.
Behind, the Italian media explains that the Norwegian Jens Petter Hauge is also a candidate at the start, but only for 15M €. And Wolfsburg seems interested. Finally, Rade Krunic (27, midfielder) and Samu Castillejo (26, winger) are also on this list. The goal of AC Milan is simple: recover around 50M € quickly so as not to see a hole in the finances after the recruitments of Maignan and Tomori. Even if behind, there may be other arrivals to strengthen Stefano Pioli’s workforce.