Before reinforcing the squad, Milan will have to make some space in the squad by selling. The priorities, in fact, are very clear for the next few weeks: key players will be renewed and redundancies will be sold.
Per Calciomercato.com, the Rossoneri have already registered the sale of Suso to Sevilla (collecting €21-24m) and will soon register Ricardo Rodriguez to Turin (€3m plus bonuses). However, it doesn’t end here.
Milan are preparing for what could be an additional seven sales, should all of them materialize. Starting from the back, Pepe Reina is destined to leave as his salary of €3m per year doesn’t coincide with the club’s wage policies.
For the Spaniard, whose contract will expire in 2021, a new experience at Aston Villa or a return to his homeland is possible, where Valencia would gladly welcome him. Davide Calabria and Diego Laxalt are also preparing to say goodbye.
For the Italian, Real Betis and Sevilla are interested but Paolo Maldini wants at least €15m for his departure. It would be good for the Rossoneri’s balance sheet, as Calabria would guarantee a full capital gain.
As for the Uruguayan, Lokomotiv Moscow remain interested and have already offered €7m to Milan. The latter, however, are asking for a fee of €10m to part ways with the former Genoa man.
Still in the defence, two more players could leave. Matteo Gabbia could be loaned out to get even more experience and Parma have previously expressed their interest. Leo Duarte could also leave, having failed to impress since his arrival.
In the midfield, the situation of Rade Krunic should be monitored as Torino and their new manager Marco Giampaolo are very keen. €8m, which is what Milan spent last year, will be needed from Il Toro.
Finally, the last man on the brink is Lucas Paqueta. The Brazilian has often disappointed and with Stefano Pioli at the helm, he has spent most of his time on the bench. Milan are asking for €25m, which probably is a bit too much.