Now that the takeover has been resolved, Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara can get to work on the transfer market in the hopes of strengthening the squad.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, there will be meetings between RedBird and Maldini during which they will talk about market strategies and calibrate the budget for the transfer wndow ahead.
There are at least three names circled in red on their wish list: Gleison Bremer of Torino for the defence, Renato Sanches of Lille for the midfield and Nicolò Zaniolo of Roma for the attack.
Maldini and Massara tried to manufacture a lower cost operation for Zaniolo by offered €25m plus Alexis Saelemaekers to Roma but that is a proposal that for the moment has not unlocked the deal.
There are other names worth monitoring such as Charles De Ketelaere and Noa Lang of Club Brugge. The former will be difficult to sign while the latter could arrive for €20-22m, a figure in line with Elliott’s investments and possibly with RedBird too.