GdS: Milan target signing of two strikers and two midfielders – the names

By Oliver Fisher -

The AC Milan management have a lot of work to do in the summer transfer window and they have a couple of moves in mind for the midfield and attack, a report claims.

This morning’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews) mentions some specific names in terms of the hunt to reinforce the team down the middle, more specifically Daichi Kamada and Davide Frattesi.

The directors Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara believe that Kamada could be the ideal man to play as the central attacking midfielder given that he offers good numbers in terms of goal contributions but also balance thanks to his work rate.

This year he has 16 goals with Eintracht Frankfurt and the advantage is that he would arrive on a free transfer and a low-cost salary.

On the other hand, the Sassuolo midfielder Frattesi would also be a player that offers guarantees in both phases, and he could serve as the link between defence and attack.

Competition in Italy and abroad seems to be stiff but Milan do not want to take part in auctions even if their interest remains. He could leave for around €20m this summer, as per the paper.

One of the Milan management’s summer priorities remains to bolster the attacking department too, and Lois Openda seems to be top of the list. The 23-year-old has had a great season with RC Lens in Ligue 1 having netted 19 goals.

The player’s agent is aware of the Rossoneri’s interest but at the same time he is fielding calls from other European clubs, with Borussia Dortmund also having set their sights on the Belgian striker, who would cost €25m.

The possible arrival of Openda would not close the doors to a signing like Marko Arnautovic, who could come on a low-cost deal and replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Tags AC Milan Daichi Kamada Davide Frattesi Lois Openda Marko Arnautovic


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  1. Frattesi for 20mil is never gonna happen. Sassuolo will demand minimum 40mil in my opinion. Too expensive for us but would love to have him.

        1. Frattesi is good but id rather have Loftus Cheek because Milan’s squad lacks physically strong players especially in the midfield.

      1. Milan have turned a modest profit for the first time. They’re not going to blow 40% of the budget on a midfielder because this is a position in which many good players are available for less than €40 million. Frattesi isn’t a €40 million player. There are some very good free transfers on the market this summer and clubs like Chelsea and PSG who need to sell.

        1. i agree on that.. Better midfields with a lower price tag. And from Serie A. Miss me with chelsea and psg rejects.
          Im thinking Amrabat. Mandragora also had a good season. Hjulmand. Dominguez. Koopmeiners (a bit pricey).

          1. Lol Amrabat? Barcelona and Liverpool are on him, amongst others. He’s not going to be lower priced than Frattesi. 40m for Amrabat at least.

      2. Revenue does not equal profit. A company can have 100m in revenue, but if it spends 150m it has turned a loss of 50m. So when you see all these articles about CL money they are referring to revenue. To figure out how much the club has “made” you need to factor in expenses such as the wage bill, transfer fees spent and any other miscellaneous expenses such as staff salaries, property taxes, team travel, equipment costs, etc. The club is trying to turn a profit to bring the balance sheet back from negative. It also needs to fund a stadium, so money is also going into the piggybank for that. Our budget is 50m, as it it every summer, plus anything recovered from sales. My guess is that we’ll probably end up spending 60-70m in the end pending sales.

  2. Players are so overrated these days. Perform 2 or 3 games and prices get inflated. Sometimes one doesn’t blame Milan for coming up with this project of young cheap promising players. The market is flooded with 12 or 13 goal a season players in big demand and inflated prices. What happened to the Kaka’s of this era commanding 50mil price tags. Who is this Holjund from Atalanta and why should we pay 50mil for him. What has he done. One break out season doesn’t mean you sit at the elite table with those that are having great seasons after another.

    1. Thanks to capitalism. Money flooded the game and in particular the EPL plus PSG. As you said, any player with a first time decent season and it’s 50m transfer valuations and 5m per year salaries. I remember Shevchenko had 2-3 seasons of performing consistently at Dynamo Kiev before Milan bought him. Van Nistelrooy played 5 seasons across three teams in Holland (and scoring the whole time) before his big move to United. Benzema spent FIVE YEARS at Lyon before moving to Madrid. These are just a few examples. Today those players would all move after one, maybe two seasons.

  3. I think Milan should choose sign contract with free player (expiring contract with they club until june 2023) like Evan Ndicka, Raphael Guerreiro, Ramy Bansebainy, Alex Grimaldo (Back),Daichi Kamada, Cher Ndour, Youri Tielemans (Midfielder), and Markus Thuram (Striker). After that, Milan can recruit young potensial player and experience player.

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