The silly season never stops. This week brings us more delicious rumors we all love to talk about. This time we have four new rumors about four players possibly reinforcing the Rossoneri this Summer.
Let’s get to it.
Ki and Jack Wilshere Updates
From CalcioMercato, AC Milan are closing in on the signing of Ki Sung-Yueng, the central midfileder from Premier League side Swansea City.
The Rossoneri have already allegedly reached an agreement with the player’s management on what is a possible free move. Ki’s agents have given AC Milan priority and are waiting to know the final decision of the club before talking to other clubs.
Ki will be used as a replacement level player and useful substitute for Biglia and Kessié next season and AC Milan seem ready to finalize the deal.
So what’s the holdup?
AC Milan are waiting to find out what Jack Wilshere wants to do with his future. The England native’s decision is what will decide who Milan will choose to join next season.
For Milan, the salary demands of Wilshere have been a point of contention so it will be interesting to see if they make any progress on that front.
I would not mind Ki and to be honest i’d take him over an overpaid Wilshere any day of the week, especially since this seems to be a squad depth move.
Memphis Depay Rumblings
Calciomercato have reported that Lyon will demand €40m for winger Memphis Depay if he were to leave this summer. Milan have been heavily linked with a move for the Dutchman in the last couple weeks..
He has returned to form after an abysmal time at Manchester United. With Lyon he has scored over 15 goals and regained the skill that showed why he went to United in the first place as a highly rated teenager.
For Milan, this move would be a huge win with the lack of pace and dynamic movement in in the wide positions, he seems like a perfect solution for Gennaro Gattuso to add a different and faster attack to compliment Suso and Hakan.
Milan might not be willing to spend that much, but this move would do them a lot of good.
Dominico Berardi Contact Begins
The Italian International has been the new subject on the minds of Milan executives. The latest news is contact has been initiated, here is the quote from Tuttosport, on interest in Sassuolo forward Domenico Berardi.
It’s claimed that Milan could make a player exchange offer for the Italian, with senior stars Andrea Bertolacci, Luca Antonelli and Manuel Locatelli specifically mentioned along with some youth players.
Milan had a good chance to see him this past weekend in the draw between the two clubs 1-1. It would seem that they were impressed considering the sudden interest for him.
Would it be a risky deal given injury history? Yes. But, the upside for a 23 year old Italian winger is huge and could be a win-win if they can do a swap deal as mentioned in the article so Sassuolo gets more quality players, Milan trims the fat on their squad and add Berardi. We’ll have to wait and see.
That’s it for the transfer roundup.
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