MN: Six signings, €70m spent and work still to do – Milan’s mercato so far

By Euan Burns -

There is no denying that the major protagonist in Serie A during the 2023 summer transfer window has been AC Milan. Having sold Sandro Tonali to Newcastle for €70 million, the Rossoneri have been fast to reinvest that money into the squad.

As summarised by Milan News, Milan have now made six signings and spent the money that was collected for the Tonali sale, but that is not where the action is going to stop.

The six signings to arrive so far are Marco Sportiello, Luka Romero, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Tijjani Reijnders, Christian Pulisic and Noah Okafor. The first two were free transfers but the rest have all been purchased to improve the quality of the first team.

It seems that Samuel Chukwueze is going to sign for the club on Wednesday after his medical, which will be another €20m with €8m in potential add-ons. The most expensive net salary of the new players is €4m, and that is what both Pulisic and Chukwueze are/will be getting.

Despite so many signings and so much money spent, there is still interest in signing another striker, Yunus Musah from Valencia to further bolster the midfield, a back-up left back and perhaps a central defender too.

These moves are more dependant on players like Divock Origi, Ante Rebic, Fode Ballo-Toure, Darko Lazetic and Yacine Adli leaving the club.

Tags AC Milan Christian Pulisic Samuel Chukwueze Tijjani Reijnders


  1. After Chukwueze, I think we either need to sign Musah or Dominguez. I do understand that some think Musah isn’t defensive enough, and that’s understandable. I think Dominguez is probably a better bet now because Valencia’s owner is such a tight wad.

    There was an idea of Ruggeri from Atalanta as a LB, but I’m not sure he’s all that good. Maybe just needs to develop more as a player. He’s just 20. As far as central defender, I did like what I saw from Simic against Madrid. Maybe we need to focus on a striker instead?

  2. This 100 – 120 million spent in this year are going to affect budget for next 5 years. Good results in Serie A plus in champions league must arrive, to not find in situation where best player must be sold to generate revenue…

    1. meh.. if Milan sell away the deadwood, cdk, adli, rebic, origi, mesias and salad we might even end the transfer on a +.. All those combined could net 50-60M

      1. Please stop dreaming. These figures for rejects are pure fantasy. Even in video games, garbage like that is hard to sell. We’ll be lucky to get €20 million from those combined. Loan with an option to buy is probably the only way to shift most of them. It does seem as if Moyes is stupid enough to take that fraud Origi.

        1. how so?
          CDK + Aldi 30M. And were halfway there..
          Salad 15M. Rebic And Origi 10M
          Thats not a dream. Those are actual transfermarkt values…

          1. Yes, but market value can be different from actual value. Its hard to sell rebic and origi for each10 mil. If you want to buy unpromising product, its reasonable if you try to pay as less as possible and offer add ons if the invest go well. Or the most plausible scenario is paid loan with option to buy

  3. That’s not true in the slightest. We sold a player for 70 million, we’re pretty much in a positive for the budget this year. Because we sold a player for that amount, we’ve pretty much ran a balanced budget sheet. The money was simply reinvested.

  4. Personally I think the budget for this transfer window has not being depleted which is why Milan keep signing new players.. we don’t know how much exactly was budgeted but the selling of tonali surely increase how much can be spend… won’t be surprised if Milan decided to acquire more player than what we seeing right now

  5. if we manage to clear our unwanted reserves, we will get 50-60m extra
    i think management will try for musah after few people sold, not before

  6. Out of all the signings I think Okafor would struggle the most but I hope I’m wrong. It hard for strikers to adapt like that at Milan out the gate

    1. Okafor are rebic replacement . His best position are in LW . ACM will bring new striker after success sell origi,rebic,junior . Well of course not an easy task to sell that 3 name , i will give them 8 from 10 if they can sell that 3 player maybe with CDK + saladmaker ( to give room luka romero in RW )

  7. We already look very good with 4-3-3 :
    – GK : Maignan / Sportiello / 1 Club-Grown GK
    – RB : Calabria / Saelemaekers
    – CBr : Thiaw / Kjaer / Simic
    – CBl : Tomori / Kalulu
    – LB : Theo / Florenzi
    – DMC (Regista) : Loftus-Cheeks / Bennacer
    – MCr (Mezzala) : Reijnders / CDK
    – MCr (Box-to-Box) : Pobega / Krunic
    – RW : Pulisic / Chukwueze / Romero
    – LW : Leao / Okafor
    – STC : Giroud / Colombo

    Yunus Musah isn’t urgent, we are okay without him. And still have Zeroli, for emergency backup from Primavera.

    And i think Colombo is a decent backup for Giroud, and help to fulfill Champion League registration for min 4 Club-Grown Players.

    We finished the mercato with Chukwueze. Just focus on outgoing transfer, after Chukwueze.

    1. RLC is more of a box-to-box than a Regista. But the fact is that our squad is equipped to play in multiple positions and formations. For example, Pulisic can play CAM and forward winger, all of our midfielders play either position in the center, and Alexis pretty much plays right wing, right-wingback, or right back.

      Now, we can play 4231, 433, and even 343 if we need to “close for business” like we did against Spurs.

      1. You got it wrong, dude. AM is general position, 3/4ista is the role at that position. AM can be Trequartista, or second striker. It is true what you say about mezzala the same as b2b midf

  8. Yeah. The aim now should be to trim down the team size by getting rid of unwanted players. My other prospective signings will be great but we can manage if it doesn’t come to pass.
    The only position I’m concerned of now is LB. We can’t rely on theo all season, also keeping in mind injury surprises.

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