GdS: Simakan idea returns plus a new striker – Milan target four summer signings to complete squad

By Oliver Fisher -

The AC Milan management know that they must strengthen in four areas this summer to try and complete the squad, according to a report.

This morning’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanLive) reports the four reinforcements that Milan should make in the summer window.

First of all, it has become a matter of urgency to find a striker who can be a proper deputy to Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The management all agree that the Swede will stay for another season, a renewal that will be formalised at the end of the current campaign, but the club want a young centre-forward to alternate with him.

The renewal of Mario Mandzukic is linked to the qualification for the Champions League, while players such as Rebic and Leao are not considered real strikers.

The management are also looking for a back-up to Hakan Calhanoglu – an attacking midfielder who knows how to dictate the game as much as the Turkey international, and therefore not a player like Brahim Diaz.

There will be reinforcements on the wing as well, especially on the right. Alexis Saelemaekers is often tired so Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara are in the market for a player like him who gives energy and balance, so the Florian Thauvin hypothesis is fading.

Finally, a signing will arrive for the centre-back department. Milan will soon talk with Chelsea about Fikayo Tomori, but the impression is that Milan still have to find muscle and quality for the rear, with the Mohamed Simakan track always alive.

Tags AC Milan Fikayo Tomori Florian Thauvin Zlatan Ibrahimovic