Tuttosport: Five doubts and potential signings – Milan’s strategy regarding the attack

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan must make a lot of reflections regarding their attacking department given the worrying signs in recent weeks, according to a report.

Tuttosport (via MilanNews) reports today that Brahim Diaz may not remain with the club next season for the second year of his loan spell. The agreement reached between Milan and Real last summer foresees him staying until 2023, but his poor form means an early termination cannot be excluded.

On the right side Samu Castillejo has long been out of Pioli’s plans while Alexis Saelemaekers got lost after his renewal and even for Junior Messias the future is uncertain given his struggles and the fact he would cost €5.2m to buy permanently.

The left wing has a doubt too as Ante Rebic’s disrupted season due to injuries has cast shadows on the future of the Croatian. The winger has missed 15 matches due to injury this year and if an offer came in it would be considered.

Who will come in to bolster the attack? Playmaker Yacine Adli will arrive once his loan at Bordeaux is done, while Domenico Berardi of Sassuolo and Marco Asensio of Real Madrid are targets. Regarding Berardi, Milan must negotiate to lower Sassuolo’s claims and are working with the player’s entourage.

On Asensio, it is easier to find an agreement with Real Madrid given his deal expires in 2023, but it is more difficult to satisfy the player’s requests because he wants €7m net per season.

Finally, keep an eye on 20-year-old Parma playmaker Adrian Bernabè who is tempting a lot of clubs given his recent run of 5 goals in 14 league games, after joining from Manchester City’s academy.

Tags AC Milan Adrian Bernabe Alexis Saelemaekers Brahim Diaz Domenico Berardi Junior Messias Marco Asensio Yacine Adli


  1. 7M net is insane. That’s how much Salah is getting at LFC. Mane and Jota combined earn less (3,5M and 3M). Asensio, even healthy, is not at that level.

    In Serie A only Dybala and Vlahovic get 7M.

    1. Are you kidding or joking? Mo Salah in Liverpool get 200k poundsterling / week thats 10m pound Sterling/ years. In euro thats 12m euro nett/ years .Italian league salary are far below EPL salary. AC Milan offer Donnarumma 8m euro nett / years and Ibra 7m euro nett/ years ,i believe they can pay Asensio 7m euro nett too if Ibra out

      1. You’re right dude, but I think Milan won’t give him that much salary for a newcomer, unless he can make huge impact like ibra

      2. You’re confusing gross with net. Rookie mistake.

        Liverpool is paying 12,5 M euro, but Salah is getting 6,8M of that. The rest is tax.

        Yeah Italian salaries are far below EPL, that is why 7M net for Assensio is a joke.

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