CorSport: Maldini preparing another Theo-esque mission to convince Real Madrid playmaker

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are on a mission to reinforce their attack and they have put Marco Asensio right at the top of their list after the initial links a few weeks ago.

Asensio has not yet renewed his contract with Real Madrid which expires in 2023 and that leaves them with a dilemma as they  must decide quickly whether to sell their the playmaker to generate some funds or to keep trying for an extension but run the risk of losing him for free.

As reported this morning by Corriere dello Sport (via MlanNews), there is the risk that Asensio could ask to leave not just because of the economic differences but also because he has not found much playing time under Carlo Ancelotti.

Milan are interested but so are Juventus, Manchester United and Arsenal. The two Serie A clubs benefit from being in the next Champions League, which could be a determining factor in negotiations with the player.

Technical director Paolo Maldini has already spoken to Ancelotti who gave his approval for discussions to start with the player. Milan are ready to meet Asensio in Mallorca, the player’s hometown, to try to convince him, a bit like Maldini did in summer 2019 with Theo Hernandez. The maximum asking price is expected to be €30m.

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  1. The media in Italy has no information on Milan plans because Maldini and Co don’t leak anything to them, so they just make their own stories about who Milan is interest in or who they’re negotiating with

  2. There is no information because the so called investors – Redbird- do not have money to bring big signatures. Therefore Maldini and co are struggling to make both ends meet under the so called sustainability principle. I really hope Maldini will do his magic and improve the team otherwise we are all waiting for the next Lazetic

    1. Every post of yours just proves you know nothing. It’s embarrassing to read.
      FFP dictates that you can not inject outside funds into a club, all expenses must be covered by revenue. What is so F’ing hard to understand?
      If you don’t like what Milan’s management is doing (like winning the Scudetto) go bandwagon for somebody else.

      1. This is what I end up having to try to explain to people almost every day. Nevermind that Milan is already in violation of FFP and already under a voluntary agreement. Nevermind that people how no clue how much any other owner would have had to spend. But it’s 2022 and the world seems madder every day. If only Investcorp had bought the club we’d have signed Mbappe, Haaland, Nunez, Tchouameni, and Santa Claus.

  3. “There is no information because the so called investors – Redbird- do not have money to bring big signatures.”

    It’s not about the investors and their CLAIMED lack of money. It’s about the Financial Fair Play rules Milan has decide to honor. MILAN doesn’t have the money to splash out 100M€ on a single player. The investors MIGHT but it really doesn’t matter as Milan’s budget isn’t sustainable enough to splash out huge amounts of money on transfers. Especially now that they NEED to build a new, expensive stadium.

    1. Im not sayiing we should just splash cash but unless there have been a change in the ffp ruleset then investments made into facilities like stadiums and general infrastructure of a club wont count towards ffp.

  4. Asesio for 30 million would be okay. If Asensio come, Milan will choose Raspadory over Noa Lang to keep numbers of Italian in the squad to meet UCL requirement.

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