RedBird Capital will give AC Milan directors Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara a budget of €100m to spend this summer, according to a report.
La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews) reports that the Scudetto last season was just the start of things, and after the arrival of Gerry Cardinale’s fund the club wants to continue its growth back towards being one of Europe’s elite.
That is why €100m has been made available for the management to strengthen the squad, which is made up of the proceeds from winning the Scudetto, from participating in the next Champions League and the savings in January when only Marko Lazetic arrived.
The first two targets come from France. For Renato Sanches practically everything is done as an agreement with the Portuguese midfielder over personal has been in place for some time and while the transfer fee must be defined, it is expected to be no issues and will be around €15m.
Then there is Sven Botman who would like to join the Rossoneri but there is competition, especially from Newcastle, who are making Lille waver. Even in the last few hours there has also been talk of PSG complicating a deal that would cost around €30m.
Milan seem more oriented towards making investments in attack but the first addition will be a free transfer in Divock Origi. Signing a striker who is still young but experienced like the Belgian without paying a transfer fee will allow them to concentrate funds on the playmaker and right winger role.
Nicolò Zaniolo of Roma and Charles De Ketelaere of Club Brugge are two targets Maldini and Massara are particularly fond of. The Belgian would cost about €35m while the Giallorossi want a lot for Zaniolo, which is why Milan are aiming to include counterparts.
Finally, there is Noa Lang of Brugge who will leave for about €20m. He has different characteristics to the aforementioned duo but can adapt to any position in the trident behind the centre-forward.