Tuttosport: Pioli makes €40m Fiorentina star Milan’s priority – wants to include Paqueta

By Isak Möller -

No revolution, but targeted purchases. In other words, few but good signings. Stefano Pioli made very specific requests to Milan: on his list, among others, there is a centre-back and a right-back.

According to today’s edition Tuttosport, as cited by MilanNews.it, the Rossoneri have already identified the perfect target for the first position: Nikola Milenkovic. He has done well in the last few seasons and would definitely be a reinforcement.

Furthermore, with great physical strength and flexibility, the young Serbian defender can also do the job on the right-hand side of a four-man defence, if needed that is. As mentioned, he has attracted the interest of several teams in recent years.

Per the report, president Rocco Commisso wants €40m for the sale and won’t consider anything less. Milan aren’t in a position to make such an investment, which is why they will try to lower the demands by including Lucas Paqueta.

The Rossoneri value the midfielder at €35m and thus the operation could be €10m plus the Brazilian. However, for the time being, Commisso only wants cash for his defensive star.

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Tags AC Milan Fiorentina Liucas Paqueta Nikola Milenkovic Stefano Pioli

4 Comments

  1. Musa bajinka says:

    Look up for kingsleg coman, tolisso from bayern and mesut ozil from arsenal it would be great addition to the team

  2. Philip says:

    Milan should not sell paqueta at any cost
    Look at neymer , coutinho and alcantala,this are the player that Barcelona will leave to regret there time at camp nou
    There is a say that you don’t no what u have ontill u loose it
    Paqueta is a raising star let him be deputy to hakan
    Please Milan not sell paqueta
    Am still convinced in our defense areas
    Use that
    40m for chiesa ,to have more threats in opposition half
    30 for tonali to add pass and vision in the midfield
    Bakayoko 20 to make it more and more combative and physical
    Jeremy boga 20m as rebic sub and keep the fire burning
    Finally denzel Dumfries 18-20m

  3. Juro King says:

    We have approximately 100M to spend. 75M from Elliott plus Half player sales. 40M for Milenkovic and 50M for Chiesa are not realistic. That’s 90M for 2 players? No way we can do that.
    We need minimum of 5-6 players – CB and LB, CDM, ACM and RW – Fofana 20M; Dumphries 18M; Bakayoko 17M; Szobozlai 25M; Milan Rashcia Or Depay 20-25M = 105M total…
    Dream of Tonali instead of Baka but doubt we will pay 35M plus for him and unfortunately Inter will probably get him. However, Fofana, Szobozlai and Rashcia are young (Fofana and Szobozlai 20 and Rashcia 23). Not sure if Rashcia can play RW – if not Depay is avail and still only 26
    Starting Lineup:
    Ibra
    (Leao)
    Rebic Rashcia/Depay
    (Leao) Hakan (Sammu)
    (Szobozlai)
    Benacer Kessie
    (Bakayoko)

    Theo Romagnolli Fofana Dumphries
    (Laxalt) (Gabbia) (Kajer) (Conti/Kalulu)

    This gives us a solid starting 11 with a much improved rotation. Backup wing backs are still weak but we can’t resolve all in one transfer window…Kalulu will be great just need to be patient with him.

  4. Perttu Junnonaho says:

    We need Malang Sarr from Nice, Marash Kumbulla from Verona, Emerson from Betis/Barca, Roca from Espanol and Rodrigo De Paul from Udinese!

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