After weeks of speculation and every centre-back under the sun linked to AC Milan, the moment of truth has arrived as the January transfer window will shut tonight.
The winter mercato closes at 20:00 CET, and we at SempreMilan will guide you through the final few hours of the window. There is the potential for some late movement, so sit back and enjoy!
14:35 CET – Summer scheming
Moncada and D’Ottavio are planning for the future too and they want to try secure at least one free transfer ahead of June. A Fulham defender reportedly has a ‘good chance’ of arriving.
14:10 CET – Rafael under the Eiffel?
Milan will not budge when it comes to the price that they will demand for Rafael Leao amid reported interest from Paris Saint-Germain, we have been told.
13:25 CET – PELLEGRINO OFFICIAL
AC Milan have officially confirmed that Marco Pellegrino has joined Salernitana on a loan deal until the end of the season.
12:45 CET – A bit of humour
The rumours continue to swirl suggesting that Antonio Conte could become the next head coach, and Telelombardia predicted how his Milan might look.
12:20 CET – LATE MOVEMENT?
AC Milan are still pushing to sign a centre-back in the final stages of the window and Lokomotiv Moscow defender Lucas Fasson has been offered, according to a report.
11:50 CET – Computer says no
Di Marzio is reporting that the negotiations between Milan and Salernitana for Pellegrino’s loan nearly collapsed due to an administrative error on the part of his former club Platense.
11:20 CET – Rossonero to Rosanero
More details are emerging on Chaka Traore’s move to Palermo. They have closed the purchase of the Ivorian on an initial loan deal with an option to buy set at €10m plus a 15% resale clause, with no mention of a buy-back.
10:49 CET – Hunt for a 9
Milan debated whether or not to go for a striker in January but they have settled on making a summer investment instead, with four names standing out above all who appeal for different reasons.
10:27 CET – In Fair Verona
Milan always have an eye on the future when it comes to recruitment, and they have two young Hellas Verona players on their wish list according to Gianluca Di Marzio.
10:00 CET – Chaka’s cases packed
Chaka Traorè could also leave Milan on loan and the most likely option at the moment is Lausanne, a team that plays in the Swiss Super League, as per Romano.
09:30 CET – Marco to go?
The management and lawyers remained in contact with the governing body to find a solution, updates will therefore follow.
09:00 CET – Leaving empty handed?
Milan evaluated various centre-back targets over the past few weeks including Tosin Adarabioyo, Lilian Brassier, Trevoh Chalobah, Jakub Kiwior, Clement Lenglet and most recently Merih Demiral.
As we begin deadline day, the management are currently not expected to make a signing but there is of course the margin for something to happen late.