Another week of transfer rumours has been, and as always with AC Milan, there have been tons of them. From the arrival of Rafael Leao to new updates on Suso’s future, this recap brings you up to speed with all things Rossoneri.
Suso set to stay after impressive pre-season
The Spaniard has impressed everyone in his new role behind the strikers, after previously struggling there. During the pre-season, he’s been the Rossoneri’s best player, managing to create chances both for himself and his teammates. Against Man Utd, he scored an elegant curler past De Gea, in addition to assisting Castillejo for the second.
In his post-match press conference, Giampaolo revealed that he’s in love with the player: “Suso is a world-class player. He’s strong and we have to keep our best players. I have told this to the club and to him. It’s not an issue. He drives me crazy and he’s a player that can be decisive”.
Rafael Leao has been announced; Correa next?
On Thursday, AC Milan announced the signing of Lille striker Rafael Leao, who will replace Cutrone after the latter was sold to Cutrone for €18m. The deal will reportedly cost the Rossoneri €35m, putting a lot of faith into the player. Against Man Utd, the Portuguese youngster was included in the squad, but didn’t play any minutes for his new club.
Meanwhile, the management have re-started the negotiations with Atletico Madrid for Angel Correa, after the talks hit a stalemate last week. The two clubs have seemingly agreed on the basis of the deal, but an agreement on the bonuses is yet to be found, as the Spanish are reportedly requesting around €15m in add-ons.
Milan willing to sell Kessie; Andre Silva to depart
As the Rossoneri have spent a fair amount on the new signings, they are also looking to gather some funds. Perhaps surprisingly, the management are willing to listen to offers for Franck Kessie, as the Ivorian has attracted interest in Premier League. Wolves are reportedly ready to table an offer of over €20m, while Tottenham are keeping tabs as well.
However, as reported by Sky Italia, the midfielder would reject any offer from Wolves. In fact, if he were to leave Milan this summer, then he would like to join a top club. Therefore, a reunion with Cutrone in England most likely won’t materialize, though a move elsewhere certainly shouldn’t be ruled out.
Speaking of sales, Jorge Mendes is working to find a new destination for Andre Silva, whose move to Monaco fell through because of economic complications. This was confirmed by the French side’s vice-president, who also stated that the negotiations haven’t been re-started as the media had suggested.
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