Failure to qualify for the Champions League could have a big knock-on effect on the transfer market for AC Milan, a report claims.
According to this morning’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews), securing a top four finish is very important for the Rossoneri at an economic level and failure to qualify would modify the market plans of the mangement.
In addition to changing the transfer targets, some current key players could also leave. Gianluigi Donnarumma – whose contract is expiring on June 30 – could depart as his renewal will be even more complicated than it already is. The same goes for Hakan Calhanoglu, for whom Milan have put €4m net on the plate for the extension, while his agent asks for at least €5m.
Maldini and Massara have no intention of increasing the offers and without Champions League they could also decide to blow everything up if any player does not accept their conditions.
Then there is the future of Fikayo Tomori, who is on loan at Milan with option to buy at €28m. The management at the moment intend to keep him permanently, but that figure without the Champions League risks being prohibitive. The positions of Romagnoli, Meite, Mandzukic and Leao also remain uncertain.