Journalist Claudio Raimondi has offered a number of updates on Milan’s possible January business in his latest for SportMediaset.
We revealed via our mercato expert Vito Angele that the Rossoneri’s owners Elliott Management are willing to invest in experienced players in the coming mercato after a poor start to the season.
Raimondi has discussed the possible Milan winter market in detail, and MilanNews.it have transcribed the main points.
The report begins by claiming that Davide Calabria is a target for Sevilla and in particular their sporting director Monchi, who was at San Siro for Milan-Lazio. A price tag of €15-17million has been set for the young full-back.
Should Calabria be sold, then Lille’s Mehmet Celik is viewed as his replacement, and it has been reported he would cost around €20m.
In the centre of defence, a lot depends on Mattia Caldara’s return from injury and also whether Leo Duarte shows signs of unreliability.
If an intervention is needed then Atletico Madrid’s Stefan Savic is a target but a ‘very complicated’ one, while Juventus pair Daniele Rugani and Merih Demiral are also considered.
A number of English clubs apparently want Franck Kessie meanwhile, above all Wolverhampton. If an offer of €25m arrives, he could be allowed to leave.
In terms of signings for the midfield, Zvonomir Boban is working ‘with the lights off’ to try and sign Ivan Rakitic, who is set to leave Barcelona.
Rodrigo De Paul is a target as well, while Real Madrid has proposed the loan of Brahim Diaz.
Finally, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is destined to remain ‘a fan dream’ as Elliott does not want players that are too old with big salaries.