GdS: Milan working under the radar on €65m forward – inclusion of counterparts sought

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan have got Roma’s Nicolo Zaniolo firmly in their sights and they are willing to make a sizeable offer for him, according to a report.

It is clear that the management need to improve the attack this summer given that the playmaker and the right wing roles are obvious weaknesses at present, and La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews) are reporting that Zaniolo is a top target for Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara.

They want to carry out the negotiation as under wraps as possible without any party leaking information that could compromise the deal, so diplomacy is at work, but there is a lot to do because the Giallorossi are currently asking for €65m to sell the Italian.

The Rossoneri do not want to go beyond €40m, which is an offer also including a counterpart (€25m cash plus a player such as Alexis Saelemaekers or Ante Rebic), so now the capital club must open their stance.

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  1. Can someone please explain this? A kid made of glass that already had 2 ACL surgeries. That scores more yellow and red cards than goals or assists. That doesn’t run back to help defend. Why is he our target?

    On paper he is a dumpster fire. Same number of (2/2 G/A) last season as Saladmaker (1/3) in the league, just not as good defense wise. So… what’s the deal here? 65M he should be +20 G+A maybe even +30 so other than him being Italian and tus overpriced, what’s the deal here?

  2. Do they want us to believe he’s better than Berradi?
    I just pray it’s just a rumor, otherwise I can’t understand why Maldini and masara would choose Zaniolo over Berradi, more so he’s valued double more than Berradi.

  3. What an insult to the talent and person of Rebic.
    I want Italians in Milan but not some mediocre, I want the very best and he isn’t.

  4. Do eveyone of you know better than Maldini and Massara? I don’t think so, trust them, they did bring us the players that won us the Scudetto. EA Fifa Keyboard managers the lot of you.

    1. They also brought us Ballon, Yoko, Assias, Salad, Pellegri, Lazetic, Meïté. It is not an exact science. They are human and make mistakes. Trusting people blindly is stupid. They are not gods, and their decisions should and must be questioned, every single one.

      That doesn’t mean they aren’t great at their jobs or that those questioning them don’t trust them to do what is in the best interest of the club. It is not binary, you either support Maldini and don’t question his decisions or you’re against him. There are more options there.

      Management has to be held accountable. Accountability is what keeps them in check, what keeps the club on the right path.

  5. I don’t know what to say, it’s baffling. Messias is better (and 10 times cheaper) than this guy. Just look at his injury history. We need a real, serious winger. 65m could buy us Berardi + Bremer, wtf.

  6. So the article says everything is being done in secret, then lists what Milan is willing to offer? So we should believe one word of this why? Just yet another worthless clickbait pile of BS. If any of you think the writer of this drivel has a speck of inside information you are delusional.

  7. I’d prefer we sign Pepe from arsenal than this guy. He’s just too injury prone. I hope Juventus beat us to this deal

  8. Zaniolo is a huge risk/reward type of signing….could either be amazing or a disaster. Not sure we need to make such a gamble now, especially given his injury history. He’s still very young (22) so he has that going for him, but a 60M valuation or 40M AND Rebic – is way to much of a price to pay for him IMO. I trust M&M but I would be scared of this one. For 40M plus Rebic there are a lot of players we can get for the RW. Marhez, Ziyech, Pepe, etc…are older but would cost much less and a player like Antony is dynamic with huge upside – and is also available for much less than what Roma is asking for Zaniolo…Antony would be my pick. We will see but this one scares me

  9. Nobody Will believe this GDS of course. No club’ in Europe are stupid to throw 65m euro for 2 ACL injury player both leg, even 30m euro too much for him. For 65m euro you can get nkunku that score goal & asist more than zaniolo . Even chiesa only cost 60m euro

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