SM: Asensio, Berardi, Messias and Saelemaekers – the latest on Milan’s plan for the attack

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are in the heat of the battle for the Scudetto but the management are looking to fine tune the squad ahead of the 2022-23 season.

As our colleagues at report, Milan’s first choice target for the attack is Marco Asensio of Real Madrid. The Spaniard would cost around €25m but the main problem is his salary. Nonetheless, talks have begun with Real and the Rossoneri have even offered up the early return of Brahim Diaz.

Domenico Berardi remains as an alternative to Asensio and Sassuolo’s CEO Giovanni Carnevali has opened a door to selling him to Milan, but for now the asking price is €30m and this is not an amount that Paolo Maldini is happy to pay.

Regarding potential exits, Junior Messias’s future is in serious doubt after his disappointing recent performances, and unless he improves in the season finale it is hard to see how Milan would say yet to paying an extra €5m to buy him outright, but everything will depend on the season finale.

Finally, Alexis  Saelemaekers could return to full-back like he played at Anderlecht, and in this case a lot will depend on the future of Alessandro Florenzi. The Roma loanee has gone under the knife for the second time this season so now his age and physical condition must be weighed up against his versatility, quality and experience.

Tags AC Milan Alexis Saelemaekers Domenico Berardi Junior Messias Marco Asensio


  1. The way I see it is, Asensio would be a better choice, seeing as how he is younger and cheaper and he is also a born champion who has won alot of accolades with Madrid and Milan are in need of a superstar rather than an underdog like Berardi…also Berardi performs very well in small teams but fails to rise to the occasion when dealing with big ones, during the euros he was of no use to the Italian team, it was instead carried by Chiesa and co. he was a flop then and also during the qualifiers…call immobile a national flop all you want but he would never miss an empty net…unlike Berardi

    1. Finn, I’m inclined to agree with this. Aseensio is younger than Berardi, came up through the academy of and has player for the biggest club on the planet. Having played countless minutes in title challenges and Champions League winning campaigns. We need this experience and winning culture, in addition to his actual skills. I hope that if it’s possible to get him from Madrid at a reasonable price that Maldini & co. will realize that his salary demands are like Ibrahimovic’s in the sense of all of the intangibles that he offers. And if they just don’t renew said Ibra, which they shouldn’t honestly as his time is up, then they will have the salary space to do this.

  2. Just give us Dybala for free… Asensio 25M And Scamacca for 35M for the attack… DM Get kamara for free.. DF Leave botman and get us Milinkovic for 18M And I think we have a good team…. 78M in total Please MILAN 🙏

    1. Keep Dybala for yourself. I don’t want Juve’ refuse. Scamacca has huge potential and is young. That is the way to buy players, not have-beens like Dybala who never really flowered completely. Dybala’s trajectory is on the way down. Ibra is good enough to chop up and throw into the fire. No use for us anymore. Not to mention a waste of a Euro 7 million salary for practically nothing. Does not even run anymore. So Ibra is hopeless for pressing. Buy them at 18, squeeze them to 28 and then throw away. That would be my team policy had I owned one. At 28 they would be hitting peak and would bring in a great price. They would hang there for 4 years and then their career would be over. Meanwhile I would have a team as fast as horses. I have no use for primedonne.

  3. Get Bremer with swap for pobega,leave Botman.Leao need khvachi to challenge him,Asensio for RW, get Isco for free for playmaker,Get Scamacca to score goals, Renato for Kessie. And Finally Origi and Lingards as a wildcard RW,LW,ST,

  4. Let’s see the real Giroud tonight …I know he can do it .
    We need goals tonight …he needs to had decent crosses supplied to him ,of which he has been lacking of late …I still believe we can win the scuddeto this season …What an achievement it would be ,giving the injuries that the squad has got to contend with .
    tonight I believe we will win but ,we need goals .
    We need to win by a few goals ,confidence will flow from that .

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