AC Milan have already completed five signings this summer but they are planning on making at least another four, a report claims.
Antonio Vitiello writes in his column for MilanNews that Milan have used the ‘painful’ sale of Sandro Tonali to raise their disposable income and sign three players inside 20 days for €20m each in Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Christian Pulisic and Tijjani Reijnders.
The current expenses exceed €60m including bonuses but there will be ‘at least another 4-5 signings’ as per the journalist. The priorities at the moment are to close the deal for Yunus Musah of Valencia and then fix the attack.
The 20-year-old USA international is seen as the man who could come in and complete the department made up of Rade Krunic, Tommaso Pobega, Reijnders and Loftus-Cheek, waiting for Ismael Bennacer who will be back around January.
The centre-forward issue is also being discussed with Mehdi Taremi having jumped to pole position, even surpassing Alvaro Morata, Gianluca Scamacca and Folarin Balogun (whose asking price is set very high by Arsenal).
Milan made an initial offer for Taremi of €15m but it was rejected with a new offer of around €20m expected, but he has one year of contract and is a non-EU player – excluding the possibility of signing Samuel Chukwueze – so the management will proceed within reason.
The problem with Chukwueze meanwhile remains the very high asking price of €35m that Villarreal wants for him him. Milan have also enquired about Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Chelsea but his salary demands are high.
Milan are negotiating to sign Arnaut Danjuma from Villarreal on a paid with an option to buy set at ‘a not too high figure’. The player is considered a wild card for the attack and a replacement for Ante Rebic, given he plays as a striker or left winger.
He can play on the right too if necessary, but Milan plan to sign another player for the right wing as they try to improve on the duo of Junior Messias and Alexis Saelemaekers.