Now that the January transfer window is behind us, stories continue to emerge about the negotiations that took place and one involved AC Milan’s pursuit of Samuele Ricci.
TMW reports how towards the middle of January a rather intriguing possibility emerged for Milan regarding their search for a central midfielder, something that Stefano Pioli admitted he was supportive of.
The player that came into focus was Ricci, who has a contract with Torino until 2026. Renewal negotiations have slowed down somewhat in recent weeks and in he could therefore become a topical name in the coming months.
Going for Ricci was a concrete idea in the plans of the Milan management, at least for a few days. Contacts were set up around mid-January, with Geoffrey Moncada trying to understand if it was possible to offer a counterpart.
Above all the profile of Lorenzo Colombo was put forward just as in the negotiations over Alessandro Buongiorno, the centre-back who is Ricci’s team-mate at Torino.
Once they learned of Torino’s desire not to sell the midfielder in January, and the request for a high cash sum compensation regardless of the inclusion of other players to lower it, Milan let the idea go.
That is at least only for the time being however, given that towards June the Ricci idea may come back into fashion for the Rossoneri.