Di Marzio reveals the latest on Milan’s pursuit of Bakayoko, Pellegri and a playmaker

By Isak Möller -

AC Milan will start their season on Monday, taking on Sampdoria away from home, but there is still some work to do on the mercato. In the final days of the market, three (maybe more) new signings could arrive. 

The Rossoneri have done very well on the market thus far, securing Mike Maignan, Fikayo Tomori, Alessandro Florenzi, Fode Ballo-Toure, Sandro Tonali, Brahim Diaz and Oliver Giroud. And there could be more still.

Speaking live on Sky Italia this evening, as cited by MilanNews, mercato expert Gianluca Di Marzio was asked about Milan’s next moves. He revealed that two players are just one step away, while work is underway on other fronts.

On Pellegri: “The last ok from Monaco is missing, but the two clubs have already reached an agreement since last night. The French club, therefore, only has to endorse the loan of €1m and the option at €6m, which becomes an obligation for a not very high number of appearances. There is also €1m in bonuses for qualifying for the Champions League and a percentage on a future resale.”

On the midfield: “For Bakayoko, they are closing on a loan with an option to buy. For Adli, on the other hand, they are continuing to negotiate with Bordeaux.”

On the attacking midfielder: “Milan have already done a lot, but if they can manage to find the attacking name, whether playmaker or winger, under the right conditions, the club will be ready.”

It remains to be seen how many signings will have arrived at the club by the end of the market, but no one can fault Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara’s efforts. On a small budget, they have impressed.

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Tags AC Milan Chelsea Monaco Pietro Pellegri Tiemoue Bakayoko


  1. Sign Berardi, Pellegri, and Adli. Forget Bakayoko unless it’s a loan with a minimal option to buy, not obligation.

    Last minute deal for CAM either Ziyech on loan with obligation to buy or Vlasic from CSKA.

    Can move to a 4-3-3 or 4-4-2 if you can’t land a CAM. Flexibility to the system of play.

    1. Roast well said ACM should not dilly dally and secure a great squad for this coming season

      Supporters are sick of seeing Milan behind the big 3 Juve Inter and Atalanta

    2. Berardi, Adli, Pellegri, and the x factor Zaccagni (versatile, perfect age, not expensive). This should end the mercato.

  2. So much money needing to be spent to replace Hakan Çalhanoğlu when they could of just signed them up for their asking price. Would have been sooooo much cheaper to sign Hakan on a 4/5-year, give him what he rightfully deserved, and then if they failed this season, sell them for a fair price and recoup the investment. But yeah, now he is smashing it at Milan’s rivals, best AM in Top 5 Europe leagues last few seasons, gone for a free, and Milan struggling to find anyone that can get to Hakan’s level of creativity. Worst move they have made so far. Numbers don’t lie, and Hakan is one of the best, now playing for our rivals, and slaying it. How could they not just fork over another €1-2mil per season on top of their salary just so they could sell them later for even more? Terrible business.

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