AC Milan have enjoyed positive results recently, and Milanisti will be ecstatic to hear about the potential transfer targets associated with the Rossoneri for the upcoming transfer window as well. After years of holding back financially, Milan will have a 100 million euro war chest at the ready for the next few transfer windows thanks to the Chinese consortium takeover. However, with no champions league football at the moment Milan may find it difficult to attract some of the high profile targets they so desperately need. Let’s assess how likely these transfers are to materialize:
1. Diego Godin:
In recent years, Milan have tried to patch their leaky defense with the likes of Philippe Mexes, Alex, Christian Zapata, and Daniele Bonera. Wouldn’t Diego Godin be something magic? Unfortunately, that’s not likely to happen anytime soon. The 30-year-old Uruguayan is in the midst of a contract holding him till 2019, and was named the vice-captain for the year. With Atletico Madrid having advanced to the UCL final in two of the last three years, and Milan having not been in the UCL at all for the last three years, it’s highly unlikely Godin says goodbye to the Vicente Calderon for the San Siro.
This one is enticing and plausible. With Oscar losing his place to N’Golo Kante in the starting XI, he’s been starved of playing time. Chelsea, whilst still a high quality side, have no champions league football to offer the Brazilian. On top of all this, Oscar possess untapped potential and is still only 25 years of age. Truthfully, it will all come down to the former Sau Paulo ace’s decision, and if enough money is dealt out and Milan continue to play well, Oscar could very well be in a red and black uniform.
3 . Cesc Fabregas:
Here’s a name that’s all too familiar to Milan fans. The Blue’s midfielder was linked with the red and blacks at the end of the previous summer’s transfer window, alas he rejected the advances of Gallani. Conte is trying to work a swap deal for De Sciglio, a wing back that Conte heavily utilized during the Euro’s with his Italian side. It remains to be seen if the deal is accepted in principle, however, unless De Sciglio, a player also admired by Montella, is taken off the table, a deal may not be in the making. Montella has come out in the last couple of days to hose down this rumour, saying that Fabregas isn’t the type of player he is after to fit the team.
4. Memphis Depay:
This one almost makes too much sense to pass up. The Dutch winger has bags of potential and is wasting away on the bench under Mourinho. At the tender age of 22, Depay does not need to be losing valuable minutes early on in his career. With Bacca heading into his 30s, Niang has his sights set on the sole forward role for the future, with the left wing spot being wide open for the taking. Depay can be nurtured and developed at the San Siro in his beloved left wing role and hopefully can display the potential that earned him his move to Old Trafford. Depay is surely on his way out of Manchester United, and a Milan shirt may just well have his name on it in the future.
All in all, aside from Godin, and perhaps Fabregas now that Montella has hosed down the latest reports, the remaining targets could be attainable for Milan and action should be taken to see to it that they put pen to paper and sign with the Rossoneri as soon as possible.