Tuttosport: Milan could knock on Chelsea’s door again amid injury emergency

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are without centre-backs Mattia Caldara, Pierre Kalulu, Marco Pellegrino and now Malick Thiaw due to injury, which means intervening in the January market is now a necessity.

According to Tuttosport (via PianetaMilan), the club have decided not to dip into the free agent market which means it is therefore impossible to see someone like Jérôme Boateng join. Instead, Jan-Carlo Simić will be promoted from the Primavera for the time being, but he alone will not be enough to plug the hole.

Milan are evaluating various profiles who might be unhappy with their lack of playing time, and they are looking for a loan with option to buy deal or even a permanent purchase in case of greater economic availability.

The management could try to bring forward the arrival of Lloyd Kelly from Bournemouth as early as January. The Cherries are aware they are currently set to lose the player on a free transfer next summer, and yet for now they are showing no signs of opening to a January sale.

The Rossoneri could knock on the door of Chelsea again, a club with which whom they boast excellent relations. Benoît Badiashile is the name in mind: having signed from from Monaco for €40m he has only made a couple of appearances so far, including one in the Premier League, so he could leave on loan.

Also on Milan’s notebook are Jakub Kiwior (Arsenal) who is not expected to depart on loan, as well as Maxime Estève (Montpellier). In addition, of course, to other possible profiles not yet emerged and viewed by Geoffrey Moncada and Antonio D’Ottavio.

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  1. A probable reason why Benoît Badiashile hasn’t played much this season is that he was inured for 63 days and thereby missed 9 matches and only returned November 20th so not so sure about this report. The fact that they paid 40 mi last spring for him would probably make the fee exceed what we would be willing to pay.

  2. Let a few primavera players have their chance, and we absolutely have to buy in January 2024 or we are pretty doomed…And sell that piece of crap Krunic please, I can’t watch that guy anymore

  3. Let a few primavera players have their chance, and we absolutely have to buy in January 2024 or we are pretty doomed…And sell that piece of cr*p Krunic please, I can’t watch that guy anymore

  4. So let’s repeat the same nonsense that got us in the situation we have now. Buying injured, low cost, underdeveloped players, teams want to sell because they aren’t good enough to be counted on as consistent performers or they have terrible injury records.

    Moneyball, let’s go team Bean, Banker and Cardinale spending lean…

    No we didn’t invest, 90 percent of our summer investments came from selling Sandro, being completely inactive during three windows and letting our best players leave for nothing without replacing then because people that run banks think they can run a football club like those institutions.

    We performed great on the balance sheet but failed to qualify in the CL. With 3 goals scored, we are on par with Antwerp and other minows in the CL. Cut the group of death nonsense out, PSG is rebuilding, Dortmund and Newcastle as well. All these clubs are in the same team building development stages as us. Mininal increases in our wage structure from 3 summers ago would have kept our best players at the club and we could have added the big missing puzzle this summer.

    They trusted computers, Money Ball Jim Bean, with the man who let Arsenal turn to shambles over the advice and knowledge of Paolo Maldini. We got what we paid and asked for. After Ibra got injured, everything downspiralled again because this team wasn’t as strong as it seemed. It needed more pieces, not less or to have some replaced with lesser players.

    From our Scudetto to now, this team has taken multiple steps back, it is all down to poor ownership and management placing restrictions that hindered us after we got lucky to get key pieces for cheap. That can’t be expected tp continuously work without topping up on ready to go players as well.

  5. Seems that is all we can afford – players with injury history so we can get them on the cheap lol. Well you get what you pay for. TY Gerry

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