GdS: Milan among three Serie A clubs who want Aston Villa winger – the details

By Ben Dixon -

Whilst the winter mercato only closed earlier this month, planning has already begun for the summer, and a report has suggested that AC Milan could make a move for one of their long-term targets. 

With Stefano Pioli reverting to the 4-2-3-1 in recent weeks, the lack of an attacking midfielder has shone, and whilst Ruben Loftus-Cheek has played there often, he has not made the role his own, with doubts remaining about his ability to play there.

As such, reinforcement in the position would be welcomed, and La Gazzetta dello Sport (via PianetaMilan) have reported that the Rossoneri may look to finally add Nicolo Zaniolo to their ranks in the summer market.

The attacking midfielder reportedly ‘wants a return to Serie A’, and there are three clubs who are interested in facilitating his return: Juventus, Fiorentina, and, of course, Milan.

He is currently on loan with Aston Villa, and whilst there is a buy clause in his deal, his lack of playing time makes it difficult for a deal to happen. Therefore, if the English club do not activate this clause, he will return to Galatasaray and hope to be sold immediately.

There is a stumbling block, though. It is unlikely that after the past few years, any of the interested clubs will be willing to take the leap and purchase him outright, so a loan move with an option to buy would likely be favoured by all three clubs.

Tags AC Milan Nicolo Zaniolo


  1. No, don’t do it Moncada.

    Come freaking on. Moncada is the WORST thing that’s ever happened to Milan. Someone needs to babysit Moncada internally (like Maldini was) because the guy unchecked, will destroy Milan.

    How to have a horrible RW, Moneyball style:
    – Promote Moncada
    – Sign 30m Chukwueze. Realize too late he can’t beat man, score, shoot or cross
    – Sign 30m Zaniolo. Realize too late he can’t beat man, score, shoot or cross
    – Lose a lot of $$ by selling both on the cheap like we did with CDK
    – “Scout” for next RW. Someone like a Zirkzee type. One good season out of nowhere, suddenly a “world beater”.
    – Rinse and repeat until Moneyball Moncada is terminated.

    It’s like Inter or Juve is paying him to sabotage Milan.


    1. LMFAO, you actually believe GDS? I have a bridge to sell you.

      Moncada also signed, Reijnders, Musah, Pulisic, Okafor, Jovic who have all contributed.

      This take is terribly daft.

    2. Man I read your posts every week and honest to God I struggle to find an ounce of intelligent input…. I SWEAR!

      I’m trying really hard not to call you any names, but you make it SO hard with comments like this…. SO DAMN HARD!

      Every post is a bus accident. Every. Single. One.

  2. We’ve already got 100x better player who came for less money. Makes zero sense to even write/start rumors about Zaniolo to Milan. Even Chukie will be more useful than that overpriced garbage.

  3. Why are we not hearing anything about a potential defensive signing, we need a number 6, a right back that is press proven and can invert, left footed cb but all that we are hearing is about attack, I know we need a striker but defense should come first in my opinion

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