Report speculates how Milan can raise funds to sign Tonali as part of midfield overhaul
By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are aiming to save money and raise funds in a number of different ways to help them fund a move for Sandro Tonali, a report claims.

MilanNews notes how the Rossoneri in 2019 alone spent over €35million on Lucas Paquetà and €25m for Rafael Leao who, regardless of unsatisfactory results, were gambles.

Tonali is no longer a gamble, and as a result in January there was talk of a €50-60m price tag for the 19-year-old, but the COVID-19 emergency should lower Massimo Cellino’s demands.

Elliott’s vision is clear: to focus on young players and build a solid group – and hopefully a winning group over a number of years. Tonali would fit perfectly into the midfield revolution, as part of which Bonaventura and Biglia will both leave (€12million gross saved), Kessie could be sold, while for Calhanoglu – whose deal will expire in 2021 – the future remains to be seen.

Another player who will almost certainly leave Milan is Lucas Paquetà, and the club will try to monetise his sale or possibly try a multi-year loan with a pre-established obligation to buy.

Rather than going fishing for three or four €10-15million players, the report indicates how it would be advisable to present Cellino with a solid offer for Tonali and a promise to the player of a role as absolute protagonist.

The rest of the department could be completed at low cost, perhaps with Pobega himself, without spending additional money on the market.

Tags AC Milan Sandro Tonali