GdS: Milan wants a No.4, No.9 and No.10 – the targets from dreams to concrete options

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are on the hunt to sign a defensive midfielder, a playmaker and a striker ahead of the new season, according to a report.

La Gazzetta dello Sport writes how the numbers pinned to the Casa Milan planning room walls are clear: 4, 9 and 10. There are the priorities for the management after Donnarumma and Calhanoglu left, Tomori was signed permamently and Maignan arrived.

Tonali’s permanent signing remains in doubt because it would cost another €25m (not counting the €10m loan fee) to keep him, but the issue should be settled as soon as possible. In January 2022 the Africa Cup of Nations will deprive Pioli of Kessie and Bennacer, who will represent Ivory Coast and Algeria, so Maldini is evaluating profiles such as Boubacar Kamara. The 21-year-old Marseille midfielder has a contract expiring in a year, and would cost €20m.

With regards to the striker, the Olivier Giroud track gets complicated with each passing day as Chelsea exercised their renewal option for a year. Sasa Kalajdzic of Stuttgart is on the wish list while the dream remains Dusan Vlahovic, but Commisso asks for at least €60m. Milik and Icardi are ideas too, but not concrete options.

Replacing Calhanoglu is now the priority and the first name on the list is Hakim Ziyech, who would cost €40m. Dani Ceballos is an option too and while Real Madrid would prefer a sale, a loan deal could be possible too. Finally, Mattia Zaccagni is on the list great year with Verona including 5 goals and 7 assists.

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Tags AC Milan Arkadiusz Milik Boubacar Kamara dani ceballos Dusan Vlahovic Hakim Ziyech Mattia Zaccagni Mauro Icardi Olivier Giroud Sandro Tonali Sasa Kalajdzic


  1. Get Boateng for free, to share minutes with Kjaer and Tomori.

    Get Zaccagni for 10m (+Conti) and Adli for 8m.

    Sign Giroud for free and Hlozek (best Czech player since Tomáš Rosický) for 14m

    Sign Marco Paulo from Fluminense for free before he signs for Atletico Madrid.

    get another AM on loan to share the position with Diaz and Zaccagni after we qualify for the Champions League group stage.

  2. They should sign Hakan’s upgrade and not his coequal, Ceballos will be a bad No_10,they should go for Vlahovic for the 9 position and Ziyech for the RWF Bakayoko to partner Kessie then Bennecer for 10

  3. most of all of this are just rumors. i mean milan view point are clear. a low budget teams with high performance. so, a free transfer, expiring target, a loan and low cost transfer (this includes those young prospect). but still the way words got out there kind of…
    and i question the management, if they want to be thrifty, then why not push for a manager that able to promote and give trust to their own primavera player? so far pioli may unite and improve some player on the first team. but he has yet promoting the hot prospect thats supposed to be in the club. why used them youngster as nothing but a bargaining card?
    looking at the NT, there is some milan byproduct playing. but they are not in milan. why such a situation happened?

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