International breaks provide an opportune time for clubs to look to the future, and the looming transfer windows.
For Milan, the rumours (despite how wild) are constant and ever-growing, especially so with the sale of the club set to be complete by the end of the year which will provide Montella with a large amount of money to splash in the market.
When Germany came to the San Siro to take on Italy earlier this week in a friendly, the club took this opportunity to enter discussions with TSG Hoffenheim’s Sebastian Rudy. The German international’s contract is set to expire with Hoffenheim at the end of this season, and Milan are looking to bolster their strength in the midfield.
Rudy has spent his entire career in Germany, moving from VfB Stuttgart in 2010 to Hoffenheim, so Milan may struggle to pull him away from his homeland. He has four assists and one goal through twelve games so far this season, and has 12 senior caps with the German international team.