AC Milan have given Geoffrey Moncada more power when it comes to transfer business and he has drafted up a list of targets, a report claims.
According to the French source SportsZone, Moncada has in fact been promoted to the the role of sporting director and has been partly tasked with the big responsibility of replacing Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara’s duties.
The first thing they mention is that he refused a return to France, with Lyon and Monaco very insistent in their attempts to lure him back to his home country in previous months. Now, his mission is underway to construct a squad that can win the Scudetto again.
The negotiations over Eintracht Frankfurt playmaker Daichi Kamada (on an expiring deal) and Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek have been put on stand-by for the time being.
The source adds that Youri Tielemans is a target for the midfield given he will leave Leicester City when his contract expires later this month, having already worked with the Belgian during his time at Monaco.
Meanwhile, Moncada is aiming to convince Borussia Mönchengladbach striker Marcus Thuram and Eintracht Frankfurt defender Evan N’Dicka to join, and they would also both be free transfer.
Moncada greatly appreciates RB Leipzig centre-back Mohamed Simakan, whom he already wanted to bring to Monaco, but his price is out of reach. Brentford winger Bryan Mbeumo is another player he likes a lot, but he has thus far been declared unsellable.
The Frenchman wants to adopt an aggressive recruitment strategy for young profiles in France and South America, believing that is where the best talent is.