CM: From De Paul to Florentino – Milan’s summer market boils down to Maldini

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan’s summer transfer objectives look set to change if Paolo Maldini were to depart his role as technical director, a report claims.

As Calciomercato.com are reporting among other sources, Milan are looking at the present with the desire to end the season and regain a place in Europe, but also looks to the future with the club’s owners Elliott Management having set the parameters for their project.

It will focus on young players, with a limited spending margin and a significant reduction in the wage bill in order to be able to draw value, possibly, from future sales. However, a doubt remains and is linked to that of Paolo Maldini’s future.

His relationship with CEO Ivan Gazidis remains ‘very cold’ and by the end of the season the former Rossoneri captain will have to make a decision on his future based on the role he will hold and whether the cracks can be healed.

The report adds that it is an important decision which inevitably risks reflecting also on the market. It will have an impact on the renewal of Zlatan Ibrahimovic – a player Maldini campaigned to bring back – but also on contacts with the agents of Matias Zaracho and Rodrigo De Paul.

The Florentino Luis idea was even an idea of Maldini’s which could be abandoned if he were to depart or lose his power – but for now his fate is still in the air.

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