CM: Milan growing in optimism regarding Chelsea midfielder – price drops and player says yes

By Oliver Fisher -

There is still one game left before the season draws to a close, but the AC Milan management are not messing about and they are aiming to secure another signing.

As report, Daichi Kamada and Marco Sportiello are expected to join on free transfers when they leave Eintracht Frankfurt and Atalanta respectively, and now attentions have turned to Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

His contract with Chelsea expires in June 2024 and the talks between the parties are moving forward at great pace, because will of everyone involved is to close the operation.

Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara are moving ahead quickly because they believe that Loftus-Cheek would add height and physicality to a midfield that currently lacks in those areas, while Ismael Bennacer’s injury means he will be out for six months and so cover is needed anyway.

Chelsea meanwhile need to sell players and lower the wage bill after their huge spending which resulted in a disappointing season. Their initial asking price of €25m has already dropped to €20m and Milan feel quite confident of being able to further reduce that figure.

For his part, Loftus-Cheek has given the green light to the idea of a new adventure in Italy and in Serie A. His entourage have had several discussions with Maldini and Massara to discuss the possible terms of his contract.

An agreement on personal terms has not yet been defined in detail but it is seen as an ‘easily achievable goal’, so after Kamada it is now seemingly a downhill path for Loftus-Cheek as Milan’s summer transfer market is off to a very strong start.

Tags AC Milan Ruben Loftus-Cheek


    1. It’s a gamble many people wanted us to take with Dybala, who has gone on to play like 50% of the possible minutes this year. I’m glad we didn’t make that mistake. Ironically, if you compare Bennacer’s injury history to Loftus-Cheek’s it’s about the same. Maybe one will be fit when the other one’s out, and so playing time won’t be a complaint from either? lol.

  1. Most certainly he’ll leave Chelsea as he already said goodbye on his last game. SMS is always a good dream to have, but RLC is a more concrete target. I believe he’ll add excellent value to our mid.

  2. Ithe Number 8 of Bologna is much better than this Injury Prone Old and Expensive English Midfield.

  3. SMS, Fermino, Artunovic and Openda IN
    IBRA, Rebic, Messiest. OUT

    Aour, Naby Kieta and Kamada. IN
    Pobega, Adli, Wrankx. OUT

    Sell Tomori, sign Scalvini, Singo and Fratassi
    Promote Coubios, Simic and Chaka T
    Left Back cover: Parisi or promote Bozolan
    But and loan back Baldanzi

    The above should be our transfer policy in my humble opinion have supported AC Milan since Rijkaard scored the winner verses Benfica in the 1990 CL final

    1. I might not agree with you on the individual players, but we only need maximum of 2 strikers, so 2 of Firmino, Arnautovic and Openda
      The injury history of Naby Keita is terrible, we don’t need him. I also think we need a midfielder that can break up play

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