Sporting director Ricky Massara refused to give much away regarding renewals and the transfer market before Milan’s game against Benevento.
The transfer window does not officially open until January 4 in Italy but that has not stopped intense speculation regarding potential dealings for the Rossoneri as they look to bolster what is looking more and more like a squad that is a well-oiled machine.
Massara was interviewed by Sky Italia before the game against Benevento, and his comments were transcribed by MilanNews.
On the match: “We have to think about our matches and above all about Benevento, a strong team. Many teams have left points here, we have to be careful.”
Milan’s priority in January is to buy a new centre-back given that injuries have vastly depleted Stefano Pioli’s options while Léo Duarte and Mateo Musacchio are not considered part of the plans, and it seems that Mohamed Simakan is the number one target.
On Simakan, Massara commented: “We are checking if there are opportunities on the market, if there are then the club will be ready. For Simakan there are no developments.”
Aside from new signings, there is also the delicate issue of two contract renewals for the management to try and sort as Gianluigi Donnarumma and Hakan Calhanoglu are on deals which are set to expire in six months.
Massara, however, remained coy: “There is no significant news.”
Needs to check much faster! We are always down a crucial player in at least one department at a given time.