Welcome to the Transfer Roundup where we look at everything going on at the club including transfers, rumors, and contract talks. There are exciting topics coming up and it’s your call to judge if a deal can go through, or if it’s just a load of garbage.
Moroccan midfielder Hachim Mastour has officially departed the club. The 20-year-old was famous for his videos that featured him free-styling. What caught the eye of many clubs was the video of him and Neymar free-styling together.
Milan beat Manchester United, and Real Madrid to the signing of the promising youngster. He was expected to shine, but things went downhill quickly. His form dropped drastically which led to many fans turning their back on the youngster.
Mastour signed for Greek club PAS Lamia on a free transfer. It looks as if a revival is possible but it will take a lot to get back up, especially while not playing in one of Europe’s top 5 leagues.
This is just a rumor and nothing more, but Italian outlet Corriere Dello Sport report that AC Milan are eyeing Fabregas for this winter’s transfer window or next summer’s. The Spaniard’s contract with Chelsea expires in 2019, which means he can leave the Blues on a free next summer.
It’s reported that Leonardo wants to give Gattuso a top-class midfielder to boost the team. In the summer of 2017, the Rossoneri were admirers of the central midfielder but no agreement was able to be reached.
In the 2017/18 season, Fabregas had an average of 68.41 passes per game. He is a world-class midfielder, but after 4 years at the club, it might be time for the World Cup winner to say goodbye.
He has a current market value of €30 million (according to Transfermarkt), the price could be lowered if he is to be bought in January, or he can join on a free after his contract expires next summer.
Another deal involving Milan and Chelsea is a potential Suso-Bakayoko swap. According to Calcio Mercato, Chelsea could be willing to give Bakayoko to AC Milan for Suso in return.
The Frenchman hasn’t impressed in London, which led to his departure on a loan with option to buy. Chelsea want to use this opportunity to convince Milan to let go of their winger. Nothing is concrete yet but this winter an offer could be made official.
Abate and Kessie
Abate and Kessie are set to have talks with the management over a contract extension. Starting with the Italian, Ignazio Abate’s agent Mino Raiolo wants his client to sign a new deal with AC Milan. Even though he has fallen down the ranks at the Rossoneri, he has no intention of leaving and would be happy to extend his contract.
Franck Kessie has impressed at AC Milan, especially under Gennaro Gattuso. He has been a key player in the midfielder and more is being expected from him next season. His new contract would get him a pay raise as he currently earns €2.2 million every year. He would also be staying at the club for at least another 4 years.
The possibility of signing Adrien Rabiot is increasing. Corriere Dello Sport report that Leonardo is keen on bringing in the Frenchman in the January transfer window for a very cheap price.
Milan are really looking to boost their midfield, which means old players may need to pave the way. Rabiot would be a great addition to the squad, but the likes of Riccardo Montolivo and maybe even Andrea Bertolacci would need to leave in order to free up space.
Milan have competition from Juventus, and the Turin based club may have the upper hand. The Bianconeri have the status as the champions of Italy and can use this to convince the midfielder to join their team. They are also one of the favorites to win the Champions League, which plays a huge part in persuading a player.
Milan are eyeing another midfielder. Manchester United’s Ander Herrera could be on his way to Italy this January. The Spaniard is an amazing player, though his playing time has become very limited under Jose Mourinho.
Leonardo could be looking to buy the player on a cheap deal as his contract expires next summer. The squad need more quality midfielders, and the management are trying their best to bring in the best available options.