AC Milan are ready to respond to losing Hakan Calhanoglu by signing a player of quality to replace him, according to a report.
La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews) writes this morning that Calhanoglu’s farewell has not surprised Milan and while joining Inter is a ‘very low blow’ they weren’t anticipating, the Rossoneri have prepared for the possibility that the Turk might not renew.
The management have been working for some time on a new attacking midfielder and the name that tops the list is Hakim Ziyech. He is a flexible player, able to play both as a right winger and as a No.10, while the Moroccan is also liked for his experience. The obstacle is of an economic nature because Chelsea paid €40m for him and the player earns €6m net per season.
Then there is also Dani Ceballos, who was already close to joining the Rossoneri last summer but preferred Arsenal. Relations with Real Madrid are excellent and while Los Blancos would prefer a permanent sale, a loan is possible. Not only that, but his €3m net salary would allow a saving on what Calhanoglu wanted too.