Mediaset: Milan shopping for a No.10 – five names on the list including Elliott’s preference

By Oliver Fisher -

There are several names on AC Milan’s list of options to replace Hakan Calhanoglu in the No.10 position, and SportMediaset have listed them.

Claudio Raimondi spoke to the broadcaster (via MilanNews) about Milan’s pursuit of a new playmaker, and confirmed that James Rodriguez has expressed his desire to leave Everton. His agent Jorge Mendes offered him to Milan, and the operation would have low costs from the point of view of transfer fee – around €10m – but the age of the player and and the salary aspect hinder the operation as he wants at least €7m net for three years.

Elliott looks to RB Leipzig’s Sabitzer as he can leave Leipzig for less than €20m because of the fact his contract expires in 2022. The domestic option is Mattia Zaccagni, in operation in which Conti or Caldara could be included to reduce the €15m asking price.

Dani Ceballos is also a potential option, returning to Real Madrid after the loan at Arsenal, but the surprise could come from England as Hakim Ziyech may be a late opportunity if Chelsea say yes to a loan.

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Tags AC Milan dani ceballos Hakim Ziyech James Rodriguez Marcel Sabitzer Mattia Zaccagni


  1. Sabitzer pls, he fits well plus can actively contribute on the high pressing profile of ACM. The rest options might be a risk (Pls NO to James)

  2. Sabitzer is best option…he is physical…rarely gets injured..a great passer..can tackle and has UCL experience…Ziyech is good too but he cannot manage the physicality of Serie A..James…not worth it.

    1. I agree UCL experience and captain at Lip
      He is strong in defence and good attacking, also mind.

      This will be a difficult project for Massara & Maldini to achieve and I wish them good luck

      The others are just as financially difficult so where does it leave ACM ??????????????????

      Watch this space!

  3. In Pioli’s press system the ACM needs to also be sound defensively. That is Stabizer only. That is same system he plays at Leipzig. Ziyech is better suited to RW. James does not track back and hes older and makes too much. Stabizer is the only realistic option assuming Elliot spends any $$$. Which they probably won’t and we will end up with Illic lol. What a joke we have become.

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