CorSport: Milan targeting reinforcements in each department – the list of targets

By Oliver Fisher -

It is not yet known whether Milan will play in the next edition of the Champions League but what seems certain is that there will be a lot of traffic around Casa Milan this summer.

As reported by Corriere dello Sport (via MilanNews) this morning, it is essential for Milan to sign a player who can score 20 goals or more per season, something that has been missing pretty much since Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s first season at the club.

Olivier Giroud has renewed but will turn 37 this year, while Ante Rebic and Divock Origi have not lived up to expectations and could leave, while Ibrahimovic is now 41 and seems destined to either retire or depart.

In terms of signings, Roberto Firmino was offered to Milan as well as many other clubs. The Brazilian centre-forward will leave Liverpool on a free transfer at the end of the season, at 31 years old and with lots of experience in big games.

Another name that remains alive is that of Alvaro Morata, another experienced forward who knows Italian football well and his contract with Atletico Madrid expires in 2024 which would mean the transfer fee involved is not too high.

In other areas, Milan seem to be one of the teams in pole position to get the Japanese playmaker Daichi Kamada, who will leave Eintracht Frankfurt on a free transfer. The 26-year-old would be flexible low-cost addition to the Rossoneri midfield, which will be without Bennacer for quite a while.

For the midfield, Ruben Loftus-Cheek is a profile that the management admire and he looks destined to leave Chelsea at the end of the season.

A new deputy to Theo Hernandez will be sought with Pasquale Mazzocchi and Fabiano Parisi on the list, while Allan Saint-Maximin could come back into fashion as an option for the wing.

Tags AC Milan Allan Saint-Maximin Alvaro Morata Daichi Kamada Fabiano Parisi Pasquale Mazzocchi Roberto Firmino Ruben Loftus-Cheek


  1. If Allan Saint-Maximin cost around 20mill we could go for him but we have Leao playing same wing unless he can play RW. I’d prefer a Frimino which will cost us nothing to get than Morata, that is if we don’t have money to sign a quality striker.

  2. I like how they want a 20+ goals from a striker then the target is Morata who never did 20+ goals. Niether did Firmino..
    well its all click news anyway

    1. so who do you want?

      I always see people sh*t on 99% of the players linked and then suggest Milan buys either random players from South America or 100m players

  3. I think before we buy any of these players. EVERYTHING must be sorted out.

    Ideally, we would have the owner, the board, the managements, and the coach share the same vision forward. With what kind of players are needed by the team to improve the quality, instead of “farming” young players who might or might not be good in their first years.

    Then the budget must be set – whatever the vision is, the budget must be made available, otherwise, we’ll be scrapping from the bottom of the barrels again. In an ideal world, from Pioli and his higher ups all wanted Milan to fight for Scudetto next season instead of settling for top 4, and going as deep as possible in CL.

    Then the coach must decide what kind of tactical play he’s going to play next season? Would he need a STRONG striker as focal point of the attack? Would he prefer relying to attack from the wings ala Liverpool (Mane – Firmino – Salah-esque)? Would a trequartista be even necessary? I can’t remember the last good trequartista we had..

    Every bits of these details needed to be brainstormed. What filters from this season is that the higher ups aren’t synchronized. The 11th hour signing of Maldini and Massara’s contract is like a canary in a coalmine kind of situation. That kind of important decisions needed to be settled WAY earlier than that. It’s just ridiculous and lacking professionalism.

  4. Get Openda or Balogun or Retegui for striker
    Loftus Cheek , Kamada for midfield
    Saint maximin or Chukwueze for right wing

    1. Chukwueze has piqued my interest as well.
      23, RW, left footed, contact expires in 1 year.
      Another cheap / VFM option could be Adama Traore.

  5. With free agent style milan management, i guess the realistic target its: kamada and firmino. But we must buy some good playmaker to bring us variation of play. Pioli style must improve on the pitch.

  6. To me everything seems pretty easy inasmuch as Milan try very hard to retain their core players on the project unlike the way Kessie left without up to per replacement,so I don’t have problems with the vision of the Club.

    If the Club and its Management intended to follow the same project philosophy by buying them young the players with huge potentials,so the Club must show resolve retain the core and what happened this season and the summer that preceded it will cease to exist.

    Thank you.

  7. The most important thing Milan must do this mercato: NOT sign Morata. That’s like setting the money on fire and then flush the ashes down the toilet to be extra sure that the money is really gone.

    I’d rather promote the 15-year-old wonderkid to the team than waste huge pile of money on the most overrated Spaniard ever to play this game. If you can even call it playing as he’s crying on the grass all the time after his ballet jumps.

  8. We should get Kamada for attacking midfield, Orsolini for right wing, Arnatuvic and Retegui for attack and Kessie for midfield.

    Sell get rid of: Zlatan, Diaz, Rebic, Origi and Messias.

    1. I very much agree with your post
      Kamada Orsolin is a very good squad player obviously better than Mesias..
      Not sure about Retegui though

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