Vitiello gives latest updates on Rangnick, Ibrahimovic, Donnarumma and €40m Tonali links

By Oliver Fisher -

Ralf Rangnick is set to arrive as AC Milan’s head coach despite the COVID-19 emergency, a journalist claims, while the Rossoneri are in the hunt for Sandro Tonali.

There is a lot of uncertainty surrounding Milan at present, with numerous rumours suggesting there will be wholesale changes in the coaching department, sporting area and in the playing squad too.

MilanNews journalist Anto Vitiello discussed a number of important topics concerning the Rossoneri and their future plans, starting with Rangnick.

“I think Rangnick could be the coach of Milan next season, despite the coronavirus,” Vitiello told MilanTalk.

“The pandemic has slowed down several operations, but we know that Gazidis chose Rangnick and was also the reason for Boban’s dismissal, because the Croatian felt bypassed by Gazidis. It is not yet done, there are still no signed contracts, but it is possible that the German manager arrives at AC Milan.”

Vitiello also discussed the futures of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Gianluigi Donnarumma.

The former has made a big impact since securing his return to the club earlier this year but his deal is set to expire on June 30, while Milan face a crossroads regarding Donnarumma’s future as his current contract expires in 2021.

“These are two very complicated operations,” he added. “For Donnarumma it is an economic issue, because he earns six million euros and the renewal to those figures will weigh so much on the budget of AC Milan.

“Gigio wants to stay at Milan, but if there are offers from €50million upwards, the club will evaluate them. For Ibrahimovic, instead it is more a matter of project and stimuli. Zlatan wants to understand the club’s intentions for next year.”

Finally, the journalist went on to confirm that the Diavolo are indeed in the hunt to land Sandro Tonali, but Brescia are not going to sell him cheap.

“Milan like Tonali, the problem is the cost. Brescia asks for €40million and the Rossoneri would not want to spend this money. Besides, there’s a lot of teams looking at him, and it will be hard to get there. An alternative can be Szoboszlai of RB Salzburg, another name chased by Milan.”

Tags AC Milan Gianluigi Donnarumma Ralf Rangnick Sandro Tonali