Milan is reportedly ready to make a big splash in the Italian transfer market, but it will be a delayed splash.
Silvio Berlusconi is overseeing the finalization of a move for Palermo attacking midfielder Franco Vazquez. Milan's owner is overseeing the move himself because he wants to make sure the club does not lose the player the way Milan lost out on Pablo Dybala when he joined Juventus.
Berlusconi wants to get the deal done before the January transfer window opens, but Vazquez would not join Milan until the summer. Always eager to get his way, Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini does not want to sell the player mid-season.
A move for Vazquez would cost Milan between 15 million and 20 million euros, according to Gianluca Di Marzio. Vazquez has been a key figure in the Palermo squad over the last two seasons. The Argentine-born Italian international was tied for the most assists in Serie A last season with 10.
Vazquez would be an interesting addition to the Milan fold. Manager Sinisa Mihajlovic moved away from his 4-3-1-2 formation a few weeks ago. This move was necessitated in part because of Milan's lack of a natural trequartista. Vazquez fixes that issue immediately.
Well, next summer, at least.