CM: Pioli makes requests as Milan target top four – at least six signings will arrive

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan will give Stefano Pioli at least six ‘gifts’ this summer ahead of the 2020-21 season, according to a report.

Calciomercato.com are reporting that Milan have clear ideas about their summer strategy and have already started to move in the market to satisfy the demands made by Pioli. The squad has shown that it can be competitive, but the feeling is that at least six more pieces are needed.

The priority is to secure the renewal of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, as the Swede striker is considered essential and contacts with Raiola to renew the agreement have been intense, to the extent that a signature could arrive in the next few days.

Pioli has given precise indications and basically wants the squad to be completed with signings tailored to his style of football.

The defence is the department that is likely to undergo the most changes as there are three or four players seemingly destined to be sold. A right-back should arrive as well as a left-footed centre-back and a reserve left-back.

In midfield, back-ups to Kessie and Bennacer will be needed, while the reneal of Ibra shifts the attention in attack no longer to a centre-forward, but to a winger that can either surpass Castillejo and Salemaekers on the right, or alternate with Rebic on the left.

The objective is clear: to build a squad that Pioli can guide into the Champions League.

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