Elliott ready to invest in the Milan squad – the four signings Maldini wants

By Oliver Fisher -

Elliott Management will guarantee the management a good budget for the summer to help Stefano Pioli strengthen his squad, a report claims. report that Milan are looking to strengthen with four signings, the first of which is Sven Botman from Lille. An agreement over personal terms has been found at €3m net per season thanks to the benefit of the Growth Decree tax relief scheme, with Milan hoping to close a deal for around €30m.

There there is Renato Sanches, who Milan tried to bring to Italy as early as January but without success. The Portuguese midfielder is the one who has been chosen to replace Franck Kessie, and talks are on with his agent Jorge Mendes to hopefully strike a €20m deal.

Milan will also focus on signing a new winger because they believe Yacine Adli and Brahim Diaz will be enough for the No.10 role, with Renato Sanches able to play there too, so the Domenico Berardi dream remains alive. Paolo Maldini knows that within a group, the Italian component is fundamental and Pioli’s team needs it.

Finally, a new striker is expected to arrive and it could be that they opt to sign Andrea Belotti on a free. His deal expires on June 30th and he certainly represents a market opportunity, especially if they spend more than €70m on a defender, midfielder and winger.

That is why it seems difficult to imagine that the club could decide to invest another €40-50m on a striker, but Jonathan David of Lille, Hugo Ekitike of Reims and Amine Gouiri of Nice remain in the background to strengthen the attack.

Tags AC Milan Amine Gouiri Andrea Belotti Domenico Berardi Hugo Ekitike Jonathan David Renato Sanches Sven Botman


  1. Why would we continue to run a #10 (4231) if we do get Berardi??… just run 4-3-3, eliminate the AM role as it is a weakness for us. Run Tonali, Bennacer/Sanches, Adli as a 3 man mid, bring back Pobega for depth, all set with 6 mids for quality and depth (Tonali, Bennacer, Sanches, Adli, Pobega, Krunic)

    1. Yeah, and Diaz isn’t really the no.10 we need. He is a good backup. I doubt we will play 4231 with the players you mentioned.

    2. Yes, I think if the management really keeps their word of bringing these guys in. Pioli will have room to try other formations out without doubt. Just wait and see.

      The ball is in the management court if they want to win trophies and are not only concerned about balancing the books

  2. Well there were numerous reports that Milan will have 100M for transfers + anything from sales so maybe 10ish extra millions. So, getting someone like Ekitike for 30M + bonuses isn’t really unrealistic??

    1. I heard that last year but yeah….. anyway we did spent almost that much number last year by making several loanee become permanent

      1. We do have a few on loan but the total if all transfers are made isn’t even close to last year. I think that these signings can be made from funds we could get for Castillejo and maybe Krunić if he leaves, with some left.

  3. Adli and Brahim, was’t enough for No.10 role! End loan of Brahim, get someone worldclass (Bruno Fernandes type player!), and make Adli back-up for him.

      1. Dude! I said one No.10 role, who played like Bruno! Not him! I mean, role No.10 is very important in 4-2-3-1. It need a player, who smells goals! Assist or score! Someone like Bruno. We lost Chalhan, and management, replace him with anyone! Just rely on Brahim, with no back-up! Krunic and recently Kessie played there! They are not No.10! So is a very important to get someone world class. Who can score and assist more than Bahim. That’s all…

        1. Uh, wouldn’t someone “who plays like Bruno” cost like Bruno? Not sure you realize what you’re saying. Maybe we can get someone who “plays like SMS” instead then, and for striker get someone “who plays like Haaland”. If we could only get players who played like stars, but weren’t as expensive as stars. Lol.

  4. For me Belotti is a no brainer. Is he the second coming of Shevchenko? No, but if we’re talking about spending 60-70m on a CM and CB, and we have 100m to spend, it means that the rest of it (30-40m) as to go to RW. Then we’ll need to rely on Adli/Diaz at AMC for at least one season. It’s amazing that people are writing Adli off without ever seeing him kick a ball for us. So, Belotti has to come on a free, on a 4 year contract, and we’ll see what he can do for at least one season. Remember that we will still have Giroud and even possibly Ibra on the books until 2023, and all will expect to play a role. We also have a budget, and 100m for three players is pretty huge to begin with anyway. Worst case scenario Adli, Diaz and Belotti all underperform, and top players are brought in for the positions in 2023, when Ibra and Giroud finally leave and their salaries are also cleared off (the Diaz loan will be up then too).

  5. No need to buy too many player. Remember in Yong Hong Li era we buy 11 player total transfer 220m euro with all of them failed . We just need to buy botman,Renato,activate option buy junior, new RW starter quality. If Ibra refuse to extend 1 years more then sign free transfer striker such as origi or belotti. Total cost for transfer that 4 player i mention above should be 90m-95m euro. We can switch formation too depending on what coach want like 4231 ,433. Another addition if still want are activate buy option Florenzi but that much impact because we have Calabria ,kalulu to play as RB

  6. If we activate the messias option, do you think it will knock off 10m plus from berardi deal? If yes buy him, if no, don’t. Would definitely activate florenzi’s option before his.

  7. Sign Belloti and berrardi first.. Everything else will be additions. If Renato Sanchez is possible then why not get him aswell. It’s 50/50 if any of them would even say yes

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