Mediaset: Milan eye €10.5m double deal for striker and left-back to complete squad

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are thinking of two more signings before the window closes to take the number of summer additions to 11 and plug two gaps, a report claims.

Claudio Raimondi spoke on Sportmediaset (via MilanNews) about Milan’s end to the summer mercato and what they might do business-wise to try and complete the squad available to Stefano Pioli.

He claims that the tenth signing is ‘in the Rossoneri’s sights’ and it is Luka Jovic of Fiorentina. The striker has been excluded from their UEFA squad list because he is no longer part of their plans.

He would cost around €2.5m as a transfer fee and Milan have great relations with his agent Fali Ramadani having already sealed the signings of Luka Romero and Christian Pulisic, plus the sale of Ante Rebic.

Another opportunity is Matteo Ruggeri from Atalanta as a deputy to Theo Hernandez. The Bergamo club value ​​him at €12m and Stefano Pioli called to gather information. A paid loan with €8m obligation to buy is possible.

Tags AC Milan Luka Jovic Matteo Ruggeri


  1. A few years ago, I wished for Jovic to join Rebic to make up our attacking rank, considering how devastating their partnership was with Eintracht.

    Then he joined Madrid and probably did worse than what CDK did with us last season. So bad that Real Madrid practically gave him away for free to Viola (I believe 50% sell-on fee).

    Not sure what happened really. Is he still the same player? He couldn’t even perform with Viola, so that’s worrying.

      1. Start naming quality Italian players then. Ruggeri isn’t exactly an amazing player either. Or Atalanta would be selling him at 30 million. People always complain on here.

        1. Not really our fault now is it? I bet most of the fans would love to have more Italians in the starting 11 but it is how it is: they’re overpriced and the salaries cost way more. I understand the situation but I’d still like to see more “own” players.

          1. Italians are not overpriced, stop repeating this lazy cliché. Frattesi went for €25 million. That is an acceptable fee for a seasoned Serie A performer and international. Who are the other Italians sold for high fees? Retegui and Parisi were €10 million, one is an international, the other a youth international. Those are not high fees. It’s guys like Musah who are overpriced.

          2. “Italians are not overpriced, stop repeating this lazy cliché.”

            OK. How about “90% of them aren’t good enough and you can find better ones for cheaper and smaller salary from abroad” then? Can’t argue with that, now can you?

          3. Most of the players we sign don’t work out. It’s one thing to sign players who has made a big impact in other leagues, like Maignan or Giroud, it’s another to blow good money on guys like Paqueta and Andre Silva, who didn’t (and still don’t) justify their fees. Yes, Italy is producing maybe 1/10 of the talent they used to, but that doesn’t mean signing random foreigners from other leagues is the answer either, nor does it mean we completely ignore Italian players. The most successful teams in any league usually have native players in their starting XIs.

  2. Jovic just depends on the salary. Don’t be suckered in by the small fee and end up stuck with him on a contract that makes no sense. But if it’s reasonable, I actually think it’s a very good signing as a 3rd striker to play in the Coppa and in case of an injury crisis.

  3. No. He may have had 13 goals and 5 assists last season, but ask yourself why Fiorentina is trying to get rid of him so cheaply for almost nothing. There is something wrong with him as a person. They don’t even want him after a season after he was productive on the field. There is oft the field antics that make him so unappealing. And we will be the ones stuck with him.

    Milan just need to sign Ekitike. A gamble yes, but not a toxic personality. Jovic was once a 60 million euro player. Now teams can’t wait to get rid of him.

    1. And as far as Ruggeri, wouldn’t be a bad idea. I know people complain endlessly about us not having Italians, but there is a gap between quality and performance. Ruggeri isn’t exactly an amazing player. He’s pretty good at best.

      Ruggeri+Calafiori (if Bologna hasn’t signed him yet) to quiet down some of the complaints.

      1. *Let me correct myself. I thought Ruggeri was a RB. But it’s clear he’s the LB that has replaced interest in Calafiori.

  4. Jovic has been terible. Why would we buy him now ? He dosent fit with Pioli style of play either. Instead of Okafor and Jovic, Milan should have went for Scamaca who would have chalenged Giroud for a starting spot and we would have head two good strikers who fit in Pioli system.

  5. We better sign lukaku than to waste our money on jovic please
    Lukaku will be much more useful to us than jovic expecially playing against inter

  6. I don’t think Luka Jovic is relevant with ACM anymore. Pioli clearly need Target-man style for the lone striker. And Colombo even starting to play with determination & physically to hold the ball with his back to goal, just like Giroud’s style.

    I think mr. Pioli will prefer to have Colombo than Jovic, who small-striker styled.

    For Ruggeri, ACM haven’t offload Fode Ballo-Toure. So i don’t think we will buy any new LB. Florenzi can play as LB too.

  7. Jovic has been awful at least 2 seasons. It is like he forgot how to play football – yes, it is THAT bad. It is like a young Rebic, but the current from of Ante lmao

  8. La Fiorentina no quiere a Jovic por su mala actitud, es como una “granada de mano”, el vestidor del Milán está en armonía, cómo para qué?…

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