AC Milan have been left with the task of rebuilding the midfield department after Sandro Tonali’s exit plus a couple more exits.
Calciomercato.com write Tonali’s sale must be added to the list of Aster Vranckx’s loan ending, Tiémoué Bakayoko’s departure and the probably sale of Yacine Adli too, who is not part of Stefano Pioli’s plans.
Then there is the rehabilitation of Ismael Bennacer who underwent surgery in mid-May after sustaining post-traumatic cartilage damage, meaning he will be out for a few more months too.
Milan will need at least three new signings for the midfield as a result, with Davide Frattesi of Sassuolo the priority but not the only name on the list.
In the last few hours, the name of Florentino Luis is back in fashion. He is a player capable of guaranteeing work rate and quality, while he can function as a defensive midfielder or a box-to-box man.
The Rossoneri have been following him since 2018 when Leonardo was the sports director, and a concrete attempt cannot be ruled out this time around. The problem is the €40m price that Manuel Rui Costa’s side have put on their 23-year-old talent.