While Milan are busy preparing for the Coppa Italia clash with Juventus on Friday, speculation remains rife over their potential transfer dealings this summer.
Much will perhaps depend on how the season ends, as although it looks highly unlikely, we’ll still continue to fight for a Champions League qualification spot in the coming weeks.
Should we fail to secure a top-four finish in Serie A again though, it could lead to plenty of changes from the management level down to the squad.
As reported by Calciomercato, via Tuttosport, both Franck Kessie and Lucas Paqueta are being linked with an exit as it’s suggested that Milan are demanding between €25m and €30m each for the pair.
With Lucas Biglia and Giacomo Bonaventura set to leave already when their contracts expire, if this midfield duo were to follow them out of the exit door and raise around €60m, that will surely go towards bringing in replacements to fill those voids.
Meanwhile, Tuttomercatoweb have offered some further details on Ismael Bennacer’s release clause situation, as rumours have linked him with an exit in recent days.
It’s suggested that both Man City and PSG are keen on the Algerian international, but he has a €50m release clause in his contract which comes into effect next summer.
In turn, that leaves Milan in a position to dictate his price this summer, and so it’s hoped that’s enough to fend off interest and allow the club to solidify Bennacer’s future at San Siro instead as it’s noted that Milan intend on rejecting offers and will build around him.
Elsewhere, TMW also report, via Tuttosport, that captain Alessio Romagnoli is considered non-transferable by the club and that there will be a meeting in August between Milan CEO Ivan Gazidis and agent Mino Raiola to discuss a renewal.
His current deal runs until 2022 and so there isn’t an immediate concern over his future, but ultimately it makes sense to act now and avoid a similar scenario to that involving Gianluigi Donnarumma this summer and so a new deal for Romagnoli would be great news.