AC Milan are set to announce three deadline day deals closing a massive summer transfer window for the club. Although a lot of fans are upset over the attacking midfield and right winger gaps in the squad, the side has gained considerable depth and looks more durable. There is an expectation of the younger players to step up but there is a balance on the squad to handle the pressure and responsibility.
Milan are expected to close and announce the following deals today:
Chaka Traore from Parma, the youngster will join the Primavera side under Giunti following a break out campaign last season. He is just 16 years old but has debuted in Serie A and the club has paid 600k euros in development fees for him.
Yacine Adli from Bordeaux, the deep lying playmaker has undergone his medicals and will sign a 5 year deal with the Rossoneri but spend the current season on loan in France given the lack of playing time available. The cost of the operation is about 10 million euros including bonuses.
Junior Messias from Crotone, the 30 year old attacker was a shock signing but the talks with Faivre broke down and other targets were complicated. The player will join as a winger following his season in Serie A last year on a loan with an option to buy.
On the sell side, the Rossoneri will look to offload the following:
Andrea Conti to Genoa or Sampdoria, the former Atalanta man will not play ahead of Calabria, Florenzi or Kalulu hence is best leaving the club to find some playing time and to lower our wages.
Samu Castillejo to Getafe or Sampdoria, the player has been out of favour for a while given his limited ability falling behind Saelaemaekers and now Florenzi too. With the arrival of Messias he would surely know that he isn’t going to play much.