AC Milan could find themselves with two less midfielders heading into the January transfer window and thus might intervene to bring in a reinforcement, a report claims.
Of the seven midfielders he currently has in his squad, Stefano Pioli could soon find himself with Yunus Musah, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Tijjani Reijnders and Yacine Adli.
As SportMediaset reports (via PianetaMilan), the reason for that is that Tommaso Pobega will be out for months after his injury against Monza, Rade Krunic seems to be heading for Fenerbahce and Ismael Bennacer is expected to join Algeria for the Africa Cup of Nations.
That is why Geoffrey Moncada and co. might have to dip into the transfer market, and the name at the top of the list is Assan Ouedraogo of Schalke 04, but he seems to be more of a target for next sumer.
With the possible emergency, Milan could focus on Samuele Ricci of Torino in the January transfer window. The midfielder has not yet renewed his contract with the Granata which expires in 2026. The operation would be complicated, but a sacrifice could be made.