PM: From Zakaria to Kramaric – the upcoming free transfer opportunities Milan are monitoring

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan have fallen victim to some of their key players leaving on a free transfer so Paolo Maldini might try to exploit the free agent market himself, a report claims.

According to PianetaMilan, the Rossoneri are tracking various players with expiring contracts. Starting with centre-backs, Antonio Rüdiger is a name that they like but he is now set to renew with Chelsea, while Matthias Ginter will leave Borussia Mönchengladbach and is also admired but Bayern Munich or Inter seem more likely to land him.

More realistic options might be Jason Denayer who should depart Olympique Lyonnais and is a compatriot of Alexis Saelemaekers, but above all Andreas Christensen of Chelsea is a defender that Maldini really likes.

Olympique Marseille’s Boubacar Kamara and Borussia Mönchengladbach’s Denis Zakaria are held in high esteem by the Milan management and should either remain ‘free’ in February, the Diavolo could move for either as a replacement for Franck Kessie. Corentin Tolisso is set to leave Bayern Munich, but his salary is high.

Looking at forwards, Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal has been offered on several occasions to the Rossoneri but it seems Divock Origi of Liverpool – who actually scored against Milan in the Champions League – is liked. Andrej Kramarić of TSG Hoffenheim and Sardar Azmoun of Zenit are on the list, as is Andrea Belotti of Torino of course.

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Tags AC Milan Alexandre Lacazette Andrea Belotti Andreas Christensen Andrej Kramaric Antonio Rudiger Boubacar Kamara Corentin Tolisso Denis Zakaria Divock Origi Jason Denayer Mattias Ginter Sardar Azmoun


  1. Kamara with Belotti should be the solution for the free transfer. Pellegri signed permanently and then used in the window to lower the cost on Bremer (Torino) in January or this summer would be ideal. Columbo goes back on loan to a mid-table/lower-table Serie A team for one more year. Renew Zlatan for one more year to spell with Giroud and Belotti.

  2. Please don’t miss the boat on Zakaria. I know people love Kamara and I think that’s also a good option and both may be perfect but I think Zakaria is perfect to replace Kessie. Zakaria-Tonali in mid sounds great with Bennacer-Kamara as backups.

    It would even free us up to run a 3 man mid in the future with Tonali, Zakaria, Adli, and Kamara, Pobega, Bennacer.

    Sounds like quality and depth to me and we wouldn’t miss Kessie at all then with that midfield. Not to mention it’s as cost effective as it gets.

  3. How do people who read this site regularly not realize Ollie gets paid by Elliot lol? There is LITERALLY ZERO chance Milan makes a run at ANY of those players. Milan is a JOKE now because ownership would rather pay off media to write puff pieces on how it’s “not their fault they can’t spend” and hit pieces on how elite Milan players like Kessie are “greedy, money grubbers who don’t deserve to play for such a historic club as Milan” hahaha. Yeah Milan is historic alright, an HISTORIC FALL FROM THE TOP! Until Milanisti start living in the real world and holding Elliot accountable for not being willing to spend money than this club will NEVER have a shot at being formidable in Europe again. For some reason this site, one of the most popular AC Milan sites chooses to NEVER question ownership. Hmmm I wonder why? Could you enlighten us Ollie?

    1. I think we all realize you are either a kid or an idiot. If you don’t understand what sustainable means and you haven’t seen what happened to Barcelona and even Inter so they had to sell players not to be punished by the FFP. You have to be special to want that instead of getting talents for 20-40M and developing them into world class players. What a douche hahahahaha

    2. Perhaps ownership is not as bad as you make them out to be. Saved Milan from bankruptcy, invested a ton of money, worked in making things sustainable, working on a new stadium, what else do you want?! I am beginning to think most Milan “fans” live their lives in financial debt as they seem to have no concept of what a budget is or how to work with one. I want Milan to return to glory again as well but the world has changed and it is time to realize it.

    3. If you think that I or the other writers on this site have never questioned the ambition of the ownership then you haven’t been reading us for very long.

    4. You are way off the mark @ Mallory Maldini. I am frustrated at times in regards to Elliot’s lack of big spending – but thus far it has worked. Let’s hope when FFP sanctions are lifted end of this season we can spend a bit more and become more competitive. But until we build a stadium we will never compete financially with other big clubs. Do I want us to spend more? YES of course. But we won’t. Have to be smart and spend wisely. Zakaria, Kamara, Origi, etc…would all be great signings. As much as I want Vlahovic – we aren’t spending 70M transfer and 15m year in salary for him as Arsenal will. It’s impossible for an Italian club to do that now. And No need to criticize Oliver and his team. They report from the transfer gurus like di marzo and Romano and other reliable sources like La gazzetta, etc…so relax pal. They spend their time reporting stories for us fans – so keep it up Oliver much appreciated!

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