AC Milan are looking for two reinforcements to bolster the core they can call upon to play behind the centre-forward, a report claims.
Calciomercato.com writes how the Hakan Calhanoglu issue continues to rage on as the playmaker admitted to holding discussions with Paolo Maldini but Milan are set firm on their offer of €4m net per season, while Rodrigo De Paul is still eyed as a replacement.
Milan are also working on the signing of Amine Adli from Toulouse meanwhile, ready to trust the scouting department and hoping that he can have a similar impact to Alexis Saelemaekers who was a relative unknown when he was signed from Anderlecht.
The Adli situation is independent of what the outcome of the negotiations with Calhanoglu will be. There is competition from Marseille, Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Monchengladbach to overcome but Adli will not be at the European Championships so talks can proceed.
The 21-year-old acted as an attacking midfielder mostly last season and impressed with 8 goals and 7 assists in 33 appearances, winning the award for best player in Ligue 2. These are numbers and qualities that attract Milan.