Milan reportedly have several young stars on their transfer shortlist, although there could also be a major exodus this summer too.
The more immediate focus is on securing a top-four finish this season, as qualification for the Champions League could have a major influence on our summer transfer budget.
In order to compete at the highest level and for major trophies, the Rossoneri must still take a step up in quality with their additions in the coming transfer windows, and that could also mean several exits to create space in the squad and raise funds.
Young midfield starlets eyed
As reported by Calciomercato, via the paper edition of Tuttosport, Milan could prioritise the midfield this summer, with four names being touted as potential solutions.
Stefano Sensi, Julian Weigl, Sandro Tonali and Aurelien Tchouameni are all specifically named as possible targets, but time will tell who, or if any, arrive.
Ideally, given what we’ve seen from him at Brescia to this point as well as the fact that he has made little secret of the fact that he supported Milan as a youngster, it’s hoped that Tonali emerges as the priority and joins ahead of next season as he continues to play a fundamental role in their promotion push from Serie B.
Exits galore in summer?
However, there could also be a significant number of exits this summer to clear the books, with Calciomercato adding that Cristian Zapata, Ignazio Abate, Riccardo Montolivo and Andrea Bertolacci could all leave as their contracts are set to expire at the end of the season.
On top of that, the same publication via Tuttosport claim that Milan are willing to listen to offers for Antonio Donnarumma, Ivan Strinic, Mateo Musacchio, Diego Laxalt and Fabio Borini.
On one hand, the names above largely have bit-part roles in the current squad and so if appealing offers are received, then perhaps Milan should consider them.
However, they have to be very careful not to lose too much depth, and so provided better replacements are signed to maintain it which is needed to compete on multiple fronts, it could be argued that the individuals above are all expendable.
Nevertheless, Zapata and Abate have impressed this season, while Laxalt can do a job on the left flank. Musacchio seems the least likely to leave though, with the Argentine forming an impressive partnership with Alessio Romagnoli in recent weeks.
Although with Mattia Caldara returning from injury, perhaps falling down the pecking order could lead to frustration and question marks over his future.