Following the latest criticism, Gerry Cardinale could go over the budget and sanction a signing for AC Milan this month. The name at the top of Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara’s wish list is Nicolo Zaniolo, a report claims.
Milan have failed to win in their last four games and it’s safe to say that their start to 2023 has been rough. As such, with the criticism pouring in, the Rossoneri’s owner Gerry Cardinale could sanction a January signing and thus go over the initial budget.
According to La Repubblica, Milan are keeping a close eye on the situation of Zaniolo as Roma want to sell him this month. Brighton and Tottenham are also interested but no acceptable offers have arrived, which is why the Rossoneri could swoop in.
A loan with an obligation to buy at around €22-25m could do the trick for Milan, who are willing to grant Zaniolo a salary of max €3m per year. It remains to be seen what will come of the matter, but the Rossoneri are now seriously considering going over budget.