There will be an intense upcoming seven days for AC Milan as they try and balance optimism regarding the present with excitement about the future.
La Gazzetta dello Sport reports how the next eight days feature two huge games in Milan’s Scudetto hopes as they will firstly face Lazio at the Stadio Olimpico tonight and then they welcome Fiorentina to San Siro in one week.
, but at the same time the process that will lead the via Aldo Rossi club to replace the star flag continues. and stripes with that of Bahrain. In between, there are the strategies and moves of the director Maldini and the director Massara, who are however already at work in view of the next season. Among the various market objectives of the Rossoneri, the closest to the white smoke seems to be Divock Origi, an important piece to reinforce an attack that has limped in recent months.
While Stefano Pioli searches for the formula to maintain a defence that has been solid in the league and simultaneously starts scoring multiple goals per game again, he will have to make his own contribution to shield the team from the noise regarding a takeover.
Indeed, Investcorp are in advanced talks to buy the club from Elliott Management with negotiations proceeding swiftly. The bureaucratic element to be fulfilled (i.e. not distracting the players) will probably ensure that the closing takes place only in the summer, but important steps forward are still expected in the next week.
Elliott might yet remain with a minority stake, supporting Investcorp in the handover period, and in the meantime the Rossoneri management of Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara are proceeding with ongoing negotiations.
For example, Divock Origi is expected to sign a four-year €4m net per season deal and the details could be defined in the next few days. The 27-year-old Belgian adds youth to the centre-forward department and appears keen to be part of a new project.