GdS: Unlikely UCL progression would see Milan earn €30m to put towards January targets

By Oliver Fisher -

The amount of money AC Milan would receive from passing through the group stages of the Champions League would be huge for their plans, a report claims. 

Milan travel to Portugal to face Porto knowing that they are in virtually a must-win situation if they are to keep their Champions League hopes alive. Having lost their opening two group stage games against Liverpool and Atletico Madrid, there is an urgency to get a win on the board and to try and bridge what is a four-point gap to Atleti who are currently in second.

La Gazzetta dello Sport writes that if Milan were to overturn their poor start and finish in the top two of the group, they would receive around €30m depending on how many games they won, and it would given CEO Ivan Gazidis a nest egg to use for the supplementary moves.

One of the moves could be for a young striker as Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s future beyond the end of the season is uncertain, with Lorenzo Lucca of Pisa a target for the Rossoneri but also for Inter and Juventus given he has scored 6 goals in 7 Serie B games this season.

The need to find Franck Kessie’s heir also persists as he gets closer and closer to an exit as the weeks go on, while Alessio Romagnoli might also need replacing so the January window could be crucial for putting in ground work, especially if there were more money in the kitty.

Romain Faivre was a target during the summer and the article mentions him as still being a potential option, while Yacine Adli’s arrival could be brought forward given he is on loan for the rest of the season at Bordeaux having been signed permanently by Milan over the summer.

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  1. 30M? I would rather finish last in the group and focus on winning the Scudetto.
    We won’t get beyond the last 16 even if we qualify. No need to waste time and games where our players get injured for a trophy we cannot win.
    Let’s do an “INTER”…forget the UCL until you have a team that can compare with the top teams…we should focus on Serie A.

    1. And inter can compare now after selling their best players? I think we should strive to do our best and try to win the champions league. A tall dream but achievable.

    2. Sorry friend but that doesn’t make much sense. Did you hear what Maldini just said? We need to get our players more experience in CL not less. And you would turn down 30M to advance another round? Of course we are not good enough to win it but more games means more experience- essential for a young team like ours. 30M and another round yes please. We need $$ to buy players. A Scudetto win doesn’t bring in anywhere near the amount of $ CL does lol. It’s a joke why do u think the teams of Galliani always focused on CL? That is where the $$$ is at my friend.

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