Tuttosport: Milan offered Sassuolo midfielder as Renato Sanches alternative – the response

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are continuing to probe various tracks for the midfield and have been offered the chance to sign a Sassuolo star, a report claims.

Today’s edition of Tuttosport (via PianetaMilan) talks about how Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara are on the hunt for the right profile after missing out on Renato Sanches, who officially joined PSG. Pape Matar Sarr of Tottenham is a target but only if there is the chance to make an initial loan move permanent, with Spurs only open to a dry loan currently.

The paper adds that Davide Frattesi had been offered as an alternative to Renato Sanches in recent weeks by his entourage, but the option is not hugely appealing to Maldini and Massara in terms of his profile and skill set.

Furthermore, Sassuolo are an expensive shop and would ask for a very high sum to let the former Roma player leave this summer.

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  1. The problem is Sassuolo never sell cheap to anyone but Juventus, we could certainly use another Italian player due to losing Romagnoli. We need him for the numbers but Sassuolo will always high road us.

  2. Bakayoko will be the midfielder to watch this year. I think he will have a new opportunity and I hope he will make the most of it.

  3. Just look at CL regulation about min 7 Italian Home-Grown & 4 ACM Home-Grown.
    Then we can conclude there is will be no more incoming transfers. We hardly have 25 players that can comply that regulation, minus Brahim Diaz & Tiemoue Bakayoko.

    1. It’s true but before January there are only 6 games in CL, and a lot more games in Serie A. All that matters is that we can register top 20 players in CL, and we can use the remaining ones as rotation in Serie A so that the ones without a substitute in CL can be fresh and less likely to get an injury.

      For example, last year Pellegri was left out of CL lists, but he could play in Serie A (players in U21 don’t need to be part of any lists for Serie A)

      The first and most important goal is to qualify for CL next year, that’s why we need a deeper bench to deal with any potential injury crisis (or corona outbreaks) which might cause us to lose points.

      Bakayoko and Ibra will not be included in CL lists, If we get Diallo, then most likely Ballo Toure will not be in CL lists, and we should expect some other cuts as well, depending on injuries, etc

      1. Truth bomb: Serie A also has non-homegrown limit.

        It is a bit less restricted than UCL as U21 players don’t need to be at least 2 years in the club to get exemption/B list. Which means CDK and Lazetic are exempt from this Serie A non-homegrown limit.

        Pape Matar Sarr will also be exempt if he join as he is U21.

        1. Milan currently have 19 non-homegrown over 21 years old players, only 17 can be registered at Serie A.

          Milan have to cut at least 1 in the summer, the other 1 can wait until Ibra return.

          Then if Milan want to add more players in Serie A squad, the option is homegrown player of U-21 player or remove one more non-homegrown.

          If Milan remove Bakayoko and Brahim, it open 1 slot for non-homegrown over 21 years old in Serie A squad but Milan need to remove another when Ibra return. As it just 1 slot, if Milan want to sign 2, at least one of them is homegrown or U-21. However, if Milan want to register Ibra from the start, then the new players must be either 1 homegrown + 1 U21 or 2 U21.

          Note that the new U21 arrival still cannot be registered at UCL B list.

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