Pioli on Milan’s summer window: “We just need a few reinforcements in the right positions”

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan boss Stefano Pioli has insisted that the team do not need a big number of summer reinforcements, but hinted at wanting to address certain positions.

Stefano Pioli’s squad are set to reconvene at Milanello on August 24 to begin preseason preparations, but so far there has been virtually no movement regarding renewals or new transfers.

La Gazzetta dello Sport reported this morning (via MilanLive) that on Monday there was a meeting of the Rossoneri management at Casa Milan, as directors Paolo Maldini and Frederic Massara spoke with managing director Ivan Gazidis and discussed the transfer market, both in terms of incoming and outgoing strategies and objectives.

Pioli spoke to Milan partner Skrill about a number of topics, beginning on what must happen in the summer window.

“Milan do not need many new additions, we just need a few reinforcements in the right positions,” he said.

“I’m sure that the club will be able to find the solutions. I’m in contact with Gazidis, Maldini and Massara. Together we will do our most to improve the team.”

Meanwhile, the rumours of an imminent renewal for Zlatan Ibrahimovic continue to swirl, even if recent speculation has suggested economic differences. Pioli had nothing but praise for the Swede.

“Zlatan is a top professional. He teaches young players, he is a touchstone for his teammates and is very respectful of roles. His secret is his desire to win and to always improve,” he said.

On Gianluigi Donnarumma, he added: “Donnarumma is extraordinarily talented and wore the captain’s armband that belongs to Romagnoli with great character.

“He is one of the world’s strongest goalkeepers and he has extensive room for improvement.”

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