Tuttosport: Milan’s strategy for January emerges – two areas targeted plus latest on Papu Gomez

By Oliver Fisher -

Some updates have arrived regarding Milan’s strategy for the January transfer window, with two positions in particular highlighted.

According to Tuttosport (via MilanNews), the management will try to reinforce the squad with targeted and useful purchases to Stefano Pioli’s needs and address squad depth.

One thing is certain though: Milan will not upset the balance of a team are united and very close-knit. The paper claims that Duarte and Musacchio are on the market and therefore at least one centre-back will be needed.

Ozan Kabak of Schalke and Mohamed Simakan of Strasbourg are the most concrete names, but Matteo Lovato of Hellas Verona, is another profile that arouses the interest of the Rossoneri.

Pioli wants a concrete alternative to Zlatan Ibrahimovic and a natural centre-forward, because Rebic and Leao have shown that they feel more comfortable on the wing.

The 18-year-old Janis Antiste from Toulouse came from the scout department, but the ideal player – in terms of age, physical qualities and prospects – remains Gianluca Scamacca, valued at €20m.

Finally, there will be no pursuit of Atalanta’s Papu Gomez, as Maldini rightly stressed that the Diavolo are well-covered in that position.

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