AC Milan’s 2020 summer mercato: All the official signings and details

By Isak Möller -

The transfer window has come to an end for this time, with Milan bringing in a total of five signings. Unfortunately, the Rossoneri failed to bring in a centre-back to solve the emergency at the back. 

This mercato has certainly been unusual, above all due to the new deadline dates as a result of the COVID stop. Milan got there in the end, though, making a few smart signings for the team. All the figures below are via Transfermarkt.

Brahim Diaz

Deal: Dry loan
Cost: –

As the Sandro Tonali announcement was delayed, Brahim Diaz was Milan’s first signing this transfer window. Being a versatile player, he has been able to slot in straight away in Stefano Pioli’s side, doing very well indeed.

By the looks of it, the Rossoneri will sit down with Real Madrid before the season ends to discuss a permanent deal. In order to avoid complications, they agreed to a dry loan but the intention is to buy him.

Sandro Tonali

Deal: One-year loan
Cost: €10m up front, €15m option to buy, €10m in bonuses.

Perhaps the biggest signing for Milan this summer, considering how well he did last season and the big teams that wanted him. Paolo Maldini won the battle, with a little help from the player, getting a great deal in the process.

The midfielder is currently adapting to Pioli’s style of the play and the manager has started to use him more and more. Hopefully, he will continue to grow with the Rossoneri and become a great player. He will earn €2m plus bonuses per year.

Ciprian Tatarusanu

Deal: Permanent, three-year contract
Cost: €500K

The Romanian was brought in to replace Asmir Begovic, who left the Rossoneri after his six-month loan expired in August. This time, Milan decided to bring in an experienced goalkeeper on a permanent deal, locking down the former Fiorentina man.

They had to pay just €500K to Lyon as well, which is a good deal, and Tatarusanu will earn around €1.2m per year until 2023. No complaints about this one, especially given that he already has played in Serie A.

Jens Petter Hauge

Deal: Permanent, five-year contract
Cost: €5m

Following the game against Bodo/Glimt, which confirmed Milan’s scouting reports, they decided to sign Jens Petter Hauge. We were first to report it and the Norwegian winger was announced on Thursday last week.

He made his debut for the club against Spezia on Sunday, showing promising signs of what he’s capable of. Given that he’s in very good physical condition, Pioli could decide to field him quite a lot even at the start. He will earn around €1m per year, it seems.

Diogo Dalot

Deal: Dry loan
Cost: –

Milan had been linked with several right-backs but eventually decided to go with Dalot, striking an agreement with Man Utd for a dry loan. The 21-year-old could turn out to be a very good addition for the team.

Just like with Brahim Diaz, the Rossoneri are expected to negotiate a permanent deal with Man Utd towards the end of the season. That is, of course, if the player performs well with the red and black shirt.

Honourable mentions

It should also be noted that the likes of Simon Kjaer, Alexis Saelemaekers, Ante Rebic and Zlatan Ibrahimovic were redeemed/extended by Milan this summer. They paid €3.5m for the first two, while the price for Rebic remains unknown.

The Swede, of course, was a free transfer as he signed a new contract with the club. As they were already at the club, we don’t consider them new faces. Milan also brought in Pierre Kalulu for free from Lyon, and it remains to be seen if he will play with the first team.

READ MORE – AC Milan’s 2020 summer mercato: All the official sales, loan exits and details

Tags AC Milan Brahim Diaz Ciprian Tatarusanu Diogo Dalot Jens Petter Hauge Sandro Tonali


  1. Well, the January transfer market is not that far away (only three months left). Better not do anything in a hurry. The team is more or less fine, defenders are coming back from injuries. We will see in a few months time what more can be done. It was a good transfer window, not great by any means, but good. We literally have two players for each position and we basically spent less than we gained. I think Maldini acted calm and smart, not bowing to unreasonable demands. If the management can put reasonable buy options in the loan deals then I’m satisfied with this window. January is near.

  2. I think we had an average market and unfortunately that won’t get us in top 4. Juve Inter Atalanta and Lazio are arguably better and we also have Napoli and Roma who are strong. Tonali and Hague were great signings. But Diaz and Dalot are dry loans so they aren’t ours. Not getting a CB was horrible. Last min deals rarely work unless you have been negotiating for a while. Inexperience if Maldini showed on this one. What not try for Tobido? Went to Benfica on loan for 2 years. Let’s hope Kajer and Roma stay healthy until January then we can try again. All in all we improved the squad, just wish Diaz was permanent and we picked up a RW – Salemakers and Sammu won’t cut it. Def need an upgrade there.

  3. I would have liked us to sign Thauvin to rw, and Kumbulla at cb, but otherwise decent window! And we must have relationships towards next window in mind, already in place! Because if Moncada says that this young cb is the right profile now and ten years from now, then it can not be question of few millions, like in case of Simakan! But come january, we must sign players rather quickly, because in closing seconds, others will use our desperation against us , and thus ask more !

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