With just seven days to go until Milan return to the pitch, there was plenty of transfer speculation concerning the Rossoneri on Friday, and here are some of the top stories…
Rumours are rife especially with ongoing talk of Ralf Rangnick’s arrival this summer, and so there is plenty to sift through with some of it more realistic than the rest.
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According to Calciomercato, Real Madrid forward Luka Jovic is our first choice to bolster our attack, while an initial loan deal with an option to buy could be a solution to see him leave the Bernabeu.
Should a swoop for the Serbian international fail, it’s noted that Napoli’s Arkadiusz Milik could be a Plan B option for us.
Meanwhile, Tuttomercatoweb note that contacts are ongoing between Milan and Benfica over Florentino Luis, and although he has a €120m release clause in his current contract, he could be prised away for €40m.
The midfield is seemingly a priority for the Rossoneri this summer, as TMW also note that Milan are one of five teams interested in Empoli youngster Samuele Ricci, and it’s added that he could be valued at around €15m.
The 18-year-old is a talented young player and he could certainly be a smart addition. However, should Milan step up their interest, they will have to fend off Napoli, Fiorentina, Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig.
A familiar face is also on our radar, as TMW report that Tiemoue Bakayoko continues to be of interest to us, but it’s suggested that his price-tag could still be a major stumbling block which prevents a reunion with the combative midfielder.
And finally, Calciomercato add that Martin Odegaard will be given the green light to leave Real Madrid, and having been linked with us recently, that could open the door to a potential switch to Italy.
These are just a few in a countless list of midfielders linked with a move to join us this summer, and so it will be interesting to see which emerge as the priority targets, and which can be successfully prised away from their current clubs.