AC Milan Deadline Day LIVE: Two signings imminent plus two for the Primavera

By Oliver Fisher -

After weeks of speculation and seemingly hundreds of targets linked, at the end of today AC Milan’s squad will be locked in for the period up until the January window.

There have already been some key additions such as Divock Origi, Charles De Ketelaere and Malick Thiaw, but many supporters believe there are still areas that could be addressed before the mercato closes.

The summer transfer window closes at 20:00 CEST tonight, and we at SempreMilan will guide you through the final few hours of it. There is expected to be some late movement too, so sit back, relax and take it all in.


And that’s a wrap, folks! How do you think Milan did on deadline day and in the summer mercato as a whole?

Round-up pieces will follow summarising the business that Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara did, while the official announcements of Aster Vranckx and Sergino Dest should come soon.

Thank you to everyone who followed and we will see you again in January!

19:48 CEST – Over the line

19:35 CEST – A late decision

Tiemoue Bakayoko has decided late in the transfer window to terminate his loan deal with AC Milan, and now it is a race against time with Chelsea.

19:05 CEST – Hakim was not a dream

Milan have not been pursuing a deal for Hakim Ziyech with Chelsea for nearly three weeks, putting to bed any chances of late drama, but Dest might just offer more than just a hand at right-back.

18:45 CEST – Incomings closed

One journalist is reporting that Milan’s incoming market is closed after the signings of Vranckx and Dest are announced.

18:10 CEST – What might have been

Milan could have explored a move for Cristiano Ronaldo on deadline day if Rafael Leao were to have headed for Chelsea and he would have been open to the idea, a report from England has claimed.

16:12 CEST – Signed and sealed

15:52 CEST – Milan stand firm

Milan received a €100m bid from Chelsea for Leao, but are in fact willing to sell him only if they receive an offer that is simply too good to turn down, i.e. only if they were willing to make him the most expensive signing in Premier League history. Read more here.

15:10 CEST – Another medical done

14:24 CEST – The right choice

Inter also made a move to sign Sergino Dest from FC Barcelona but the player only wanted to join AC Milan, according to one journalist.

13:33 CEST – Another Primavera recruit

According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Milan have secured the signing of 17-year-old defender Vincenzo Rana from Bari.

12:54 CEST – Bakayoko silence

We were expecting developments on the loan termination of Tiemoue Bakayoko but things have gone quiet. The latest reports are suggesting that he could either stay or join OGC Nice on deadline day.

12:27 CEST – Other names evaluated

Sergino Dest will sign from Barcelona today to give cover at right-back, but he was one of four options that was evaluated.

12:05 CEST – More medicals

11:52 CEST – Sally stays

Alexis Saelemaekers has attracted the interest of some clubs this summer but he never considered leaving AC Milan, a report claims.

11:45 CEST – Going nowhere

Milan have shut the door on the idea of Rafael Leao joining Chelsea in a last-minute move despite the Premier League club being willing to offer €100m+. Read the latest news here.

11:10 CEST – Dest arrives!

10:43 CEST – Maldini still the man

While this isn’t directly related to deadline day, the takeover happened yesterday and an interesting report has claimed Maldini should have a bit more power on the market and wants one big signing every summer to keep strengthening the team.

10:10 CEST – From Poland with Love

Milan have completed the signing of Dariusz Stalmach from Gornik Zabrze in Poland for the youth sector, it has been confirmed. He is just 16 years old and has already made three senior appearances this season.

09:45 CEST – Bye bye Baka

A third operation could well be done today too as virtually every source is reporting Tiemoue Bakayoko’s two-year loan from Chelsea will be terminated early given his lack of playing time.

09:30 CEST – The Dest is yet to come

Milan should also complete the signing of Sergino Dest from FC Barcelona before the transfer window closes tonight, according to widespread reports. The news broke last night and has been confirmed by various sources. Read the terms of the deal here.

09:10 CEST – Aster arrives

The Rossoneri should announce the signing of Aster Vranckx from Wolfsburg today. The 19-year-old midfielder has touched down in Italy and has begun his medical this morning ahead of what should be a loan with €12m option to buy deal.

09:00 CEST – Good morning!

Hello everyone and thanks for tuning into SempreMilan’s bi-yearly deadline live blog. Let’s get caught up with everything….

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  1. I’ll be expecting a summer ranking from you guys SEMPREMILAN! and if you can compare our current mercato to the previous one where we won Serie A, and as well as for the first season which Pioli would arrive! That should be a good article of comparison filled with stats, ratings and the strategy development… if you have the time to spare that is!

    I think that considering we let go of Kessie and Romagnoli, it was a huge blow once more.


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