There have been times this season when AC Milan have fielded a starting line-up without a single Italian player present, but the summer could bring about a change in strategy.
As Calciomercato.it report, Sandro Tonali, Davide Calabria and Alessandro Florenzi are the only players who have a prominent role and have represented the Azzurri, which could lead to some reflections this summer.
Marco Sportiello will arrive to become the new deputy to Mike Maignan, while Fabiano Parisi could be targeted as a back-up to Theo Hernandez, as could Tommaso Baldanzi for the attacking department who also plays at Empoli and is valued at €15m.
Samuele Ricci of Torino has never disappeared from the radar of the Rossoneri management and they could offer up Tommaso Pobega to try and reduce the asking price, with Ivan Juric eager to work with him again.
Finally, in attack there are two Italian profiles which Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara like. The first is Nicolo Zaniolo who wants to return to Serie A but there is competition from Juventus, and then there is Mateo Retegui of Tigre. Lorenzo Colombo – on loan at Lecce – must also be given a thought.