Radio Rossonera's Pietro Balzano Prota discussed AC Milan's mercato in a series of questions on his Twitter account. He discussed a range of topics including targets, managers and Gianluigi Donnarumma. Here are the key takeaways:
- On Ralf Rangnick, Prota notes that the contacts have intensified and it looks as though the German will be offered a long term contract by the club to give him time to impose his brand of football on the side.
- On midfield targets, Prota stated that Milan are still in for Brescia's Tonali despite recent reports of him closing in on a move to either Juventus or Inter Milan. He also noted that there is concrete interest in RB Salzburg's Domniki Szoboszlai.
- On Donnarumma, Prota expects a resolution in the coming weeks but is relatively confident that the goalkeeper wants to stay with the club as he has reportedly said this to friends and teammates.
- On Luka Jovic, the journalist has claimed that the player's agent is pushing for the deal more than either club. There have been constant links for the reuniting of Jovic and Rebic but this idea is being pushed out by the agent as opposed to Milan.
- On defensive targets, there have been numerous links in the past month including the recent report from France indicating interest in Kalulu, Kamara, Kouassi and Kurzawa. Prota notes that he is aware of interest in just one of those names Kouassi from PSG and has seen interest for wing back Denzel Dumfries from PSV Eindhoven.
- On Stefano Pioli, the journalist is insistent that he will not remain past the summer. The manager was brought in on a short term deal and it seems unlikely that this will be extended any further.
All in all, it looks like Milan are in for an interesting summer transfer window given the desire to find long term solution at centre back and central midfield. Moreover, the evolving situations at striker and right back can force further moves. The key points to watch will be the renewals of key players such as Romagnoli and Donnarumma. The biggest story line will undoubtedly be that of Milan's new manager.