AC Milan are expected to be busy in the January transfer window, with Manolo Gabbiadini, Stefano Sensi and Yannick Carrasco the latest names to be linked with a switch.
In our bid to secure fourth place, additions will be needed to bolster the squad as injuries and key flaws in the group have proven to be problematic.
From our need for more firepower to additional creative quality in midfield, the issues are glaringly obvious and so it’s hoped that the Rossoneri can bring the right targets in to address those crucial problems.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, what could help that transfer push are the exits of Fabio Borini, Riccardo Montolivo and Andrea Bertolacci.
While it’s suggested that we could receive up to €10m for Borini from Shenzhen FC, Montolivo and Bertolacci account for €6.6m-a-year on the wage bill and so getting them off the books would certainly be helpful in balancing our spending with exits.
Disappointingly though, the level of touted transfer targets appears to be dropping with Southampton’s Gabbiadini now linked with a switch to San Siro, as per Sky Sports, with the 27-year-old scoring just 12 goals in 55 appearances since moving to England in 2016.
Calciomercato note that Sensi is also a genuine target for Milan, with the 23-year-old bagging five goals and three assists in 47 Serie A outings.
Perhaps the most exciting rumour though has linked former Atletico Madrid ace Yannick Carrasco with a move to Milan, with a six-month loan deal with an option to buy touted, as noted by MilanNews.it.
Time will tell if that deal can be secured with the Belgian international reportedly eager to return to Europe, but he would certainly be a player who can actually improve this squad.
20 goals in 105 games at Monaco followed by 23 goals in 123 outings for Atleti, Carrasco has since bagged seven goals in 26 appearances for Dalian Yifang in China.
With an over-reliance on Suso and inconsistency blighting the likes of Samu Castillejo and Hakan Calhanoglu, adding the 25-year-old to bolster our options out wide could be a very useful move for Gattuso.