CorSport: Milan eye expensive duo to reinforce key departments in the summer

By Isak Möller -

It ended up being a rather quiet January window for AC Milan, despite whispers of a few signings, and this suggests more will happen in the summer. Indeed, as a report claims, the Rossoneri have set their sights on two players in particular. 

The defensive department has been a big problem for Milan this season, with the starting trio of Pierre Kalulu, Malict Thiaw and Fikayo Tomori currently injured. And after trying in January, it seems the centre-back signing has been postponed until the summer.

As reported by today’s edition of Corriere dello Sport (via MilanNews), Milan are especially keen on signing a centre-back and a striker in the summer. Alessandro Buongiorno is the primary target for the former role, but the main obstacle is the €40m demand by Torino.

Giorgio Furlani and Geoffrey Moncada are willing to invest, though, so perhaps there is scope for a deal with Il Toro. As for the No.9 role, Benjamin Sesko has ended up at the top of the wish list and he has a release value of €50m at Leipzig. Milan, however, don’t want to spend more than €40m.

The competition promises to be fierce for the 20-year-old, but Milan will surely make an attempt in the summer. There is more than one target on their list for that position as well, and an investment will most certainly be made.

Tags AC Milan Alessandro Buongiorno Benjamin Sesko RB Leipzig Torino


  1. If Milan manage to sell all the players they have loaned with market prices, then they can make the 50 mln needed for Sesko. The thing is both Inter and Milan have difficulties with doing good business for players they do not want anymore.

    1. If you look at how many loaned out players Milan has managed to sell in recent years you’ll quickly see that the 50M€ is wishful thinking. Sure, CDK might provide the 20M€ start but that’s about it. Hopefully I’m wrong but…

    2. I think Milan should cash in on MikeM and Tomori.
      I ghink mike was really effected by what happened in Udine and this showed in Bologna (the goal through his legs was ridiculous for the level he is at.

      Add Scavlini, Ricci and another CDM to the Sesko and Bongiourno and we are cooking in gas

      1. U dey cook vacuum…u should know Milan can’t get all dis names.. first, we had an attraction..Maldini… Now no Maldini, u must use money to attract players but Cardinale is definitely not going to fund ur mercato.. back to selling 1 player and replacing with 4… If we sell Mike, u buy at least 2GK n hopes 1 flourishes… Sell Leao, u have to buy 2 LW…
        .we have obvious gaps in d team which will take funds, good funds to manage

  2. ACM transfer strategies through the last few windows remind me more and more of my-self when I was in my 20´s and went out on a Saturday night.
    I had hight goals and ambitions for a girl for the night. I aimed for a 10 at 2am, but often ended with a 2 at 10am, if any at all….

    ACM have hight ambitions for a new player, but ends up with some free transfer bottom finishing from a mid table team from a a farmer league.

  3. Kristiansen at Udinese is a player to keep an eye on as a left footed CB.

    He started slowly but he has really come into his own in the last few weeks. He is much more dynamic than he initially appeared, as he has adapted to the pace of the senior game.

    He’s about 2m tall, a really big boy, but he’d be as agile and athletic as Buongiorno. He’s good and potential really good with the ball at his feet.

    I also really like the idea of Okoli. An Italian born 191cm CB of Nigerian dissent. He’s basically Tomori, with those punishing physical characteristics, that knows how to or has at least been taught how to properly defend.

    Could sign the next Buongiorno and Tomori before they cost Buongiorno and Tomori money…and unlike every target we are linked with, other than Buongiorno, they know the Serie A.

  4. I’m also going to make a case for Lorenzo Lucca.

    His body of work is starting to look extremely good.

    He ia 201cm who as a striker is something between the technical ability of Peter Crouch and the physicality of Djuric or Koeller/Janker.

    He is deceptively quick, I’d say almost Beto speed. Not Thuram-quick by any stretch but those long strides really eat up the ground (see his opening shot v Monza). He has a bigger build than Crouch and is already pretty physical, not Djuric but he’s also 23 and still maturing. He will get much stronger and more dynamic/powerful.

    His hold up play was really good when he wasn’t scoring in the first few months of the season, then he started scoring and his overall game declined. To my eye he started taking up higher positions, almost poaching. It’s also been a tough slog playing for Udinese so far this season.

    He hasn’t really put it all together yet. On reflection, that should not come as a surprise. It’s his first full season of playing in the top flight. In fact, it’s basically the first season he has played as the starting 9 the whole time. He played limited minutes even in Serie D and Serie B, and basically didn’t play for Ajax seniors.

    He was really good in the game he just played against Monza, even displaying the ability to strike with genuine power from distance (something I had not previously seen). It was a very complete performance without the scoreboard impact.

    I think he ends up the new and improved version of Luca Toni, better technically and physically/athletically. He doesn’t strike me as being capable of the spectacular of Ibra (at all) or even Scamacca or Sesko but he has 3 or 4 extremely solid tricks that convert to scoring and excellent hold up play.

    Unfortunately I don’t think we can get him without paying top dollar. I assume Udinese has exclusive rights to buy and won’t then sell straight away. At this rate I don’t think we’ll entertain the price in summer 2025.

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