Milan have been linked with a host of names now that their takeover is complete and they have the money to invest. Let’s assess the likelihood of the potential moves, shall we?
Coming off the back of reports of a verbal agreement between the two parties, this makes to much sense for Milan not to do. He’s got the previous Serie A experience after a stint with Inter, and he’s played in top leagues around Europe (England and Germany). The Diavolo are trying to sign him for lower than his € 22 million release clause, though it’s not expected the Wolfsburg will sell for anything lower. With De Sciglio likely to leave for Juve this summer, a left back is much needed, and we’d prefer this one.
Another “done deal”. The Argentine center back has plyed his trade with the yellow submarines for the last seven years, and he’s done a fine job when healthy. Musacchio has missed 72 games since the start of the 2014 season and that’s really his only concern. He can play the brutish role Manolas plays at Roma, which would complement Romagonli excellently, and he possess the ability to play from the back (Montella would love that as would the rest of us).
Calcio Mercato indicate that Milan are in pole position to sign the Cote d'Ivoire midfielder who has been described as a ‘powerful midfield force for’ La Dea. Kessié has contributed six goals and four assists through 27 appearances for Atalanta this season so far in Serie A from his position in central midfield. That would certainly add something to Milan and be a bit more of a driving force from the centre of the pitch. All this being said, Roma, Chelsea and Juve are breathing down the neck of Atalanta trying to sign the youngster as well. Milan can offer him something that those others can’t; play time. Kessie would have to fight for a spot in the midfield at all of these clubs, however, at Milan he could likely walk right in and start. It’ll all come down to where he sees himself in the future and what he sees in Milan’s future.
If you can’t beat them, take their players? Calcio Mercato have reported a step up in the pursuit of the 29 year old and that Mirabelli considers him a priority in their rebuilding process. El Papu has had an excellent season thus far in Bergamo, scoring 14 goals and adding 10 more assists. This one will likely hinge on Europa League qualification and his transfer might serve as a boost for Kessie or vice versa. Only time will tell, however, Milan certainly have the €25 million to snap him up
Wouldn’t this be nice. A proven striker who has Serie A experience and is angry with his playtime at Madrid. The talented center forward, who has put up 20 goals at Madrid, has time and time again found himself dropped in the pecking order at his various clubs, but would surely start every game in the San Siro. Mirabelli stated that he went to Madrid to watch a game, but that it wasn’t for Morata (probably Kovacic). As a result, a couple notable news outlets shut down the rumor. This makes too much sense for us to let go, and although €60 million is a lot to splash, Aubameyang isn’t likely to come running back and Belotti costs too much for Milan. Milan have stated their intent to find a striker in this window, so don’t sleep on this potential move, but don’t bet everything you’ve got either.
Another addition that would be more than welcome. The 22-year-old is highly touted and for good reason. The Senegalese forward joined Lazio from Barcelona at the age of 18 and has scored 14 goals and added 3 assists to his name this campaign. It’s reported that Juventus are very confident ahead of this summer’s transfer window in signing him, but once again Milan can offer him playtime and a new supporting cast to match. This one isn’t likely but still on the cards for now.
This one is a bit tricky, as Milan favor a move, but Gustavo doesn’t seem to be sharing much on the topic. It was reported in April that there hadn’t been any communication between the two, and although he’d be a welcomed addition to Milan’s midfield, don’t put your eggs in the basket on this one.