MN: Why Milan have put their pursuit of Chelsea forward on the back burner for now

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan appear to have put their pursuit of Hakim Ziyech to one side for the time being with other priorities in mind, according to a report.

According to the latest from MilanNews, Milan have finally secured the big signing they wanted for the attack as Charles De Ketelaere is in Italy undergoing his medical ahead of joining from Club Brugge in an operation that will be worth €32m fixed or around €35m including bonuses.

That means that the priority has now shifted from acquiring pieces to strengthen the attack to signing at least one central defender and a central midfielder too.

Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara’s plan is to ensure that the defence and midfield are well stocked given that Alessio Romagnoli left on a free for Lazio and Franck Kessie joined Barcelona at the end of his deal, but they will leave the door open for any unmissable opportunities that come up at the end of August, with Ziyech certainly a possible name.

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  1. AC Milan need to sell lord saladmaker first to make room for ziyech or other new RW. This will be tough task due to no club interesting buy lord saladmaker even just loan with option to buy. Just forget ziyech

    1. The media are really dumb or just play dumb to fool Milanisti and milk money from their click.

      Right now Milan have 27 players in the squad and only 23 of them can be registered at UCL squad. For the sake of the solidity of the team, it is never good to exclude any players. So Milan’s priority will be the departure of some players.

      Remember, Maldini HIMSELF said that he want 2-3 signings (2 of them are Origi and CDK) and CONSOLIDATION!

      It is consolidation! Not overhaul! Don’t believe media claim, they don’t speak for Maldini.

      Seriously, a lot of Milanisti seems to forget Maldini’s own word and trust what the media claim about Maldini. Maldini already reveal his transfer plan late last May in an interview.

      1. Bro of the current 27 players you keep referring to, 3, Gabbia, Brescianini and Lazetic will most likely go on loan.
        Zlatan ibrahimovic will not he on the list because he won’t be available before new years.
        That’s 4 players out.
        If Milan brings Diallo than you can take out Ballo Toure of the UCL list.
        If Milan brings in Renato Sanches than Bakayoko is out of the list.
        Milan needs to continue bringing quality players. If the squad becomes that strong that a quality players has to be excluded from a UCL list, that would mean that Milan is back where it belongs among the best clubs in Europe .
        And what overhaul are you talking about. Milan has brought in 2 players and maybe 2 more will come in

        1. This guy always talks about UCL registration whenever signing a new player comes up. I think he’s qualified to take Maldini’s place😭🤣

          1. Well… There are far worse options here wanting to take Maldini’s job too. 😀

            And his writings actually make sense at times. Unlike many others’. 😉

  2. Well since we redeemed messias, the RW position is no longer urgent (even florenzi is able to cover that post). Unless we put alexis on the market, which is very unlikely. What we need is defensive mid that more or less shares the same characteristic with kessie. Bakayoko theoretically should be able to cover that (i believe he brought to milan with that in mind) but we all know how it played out.

  3. Adli Pobega i Krunič mogu dobro zakrpiti mjesto Kesija !! Ako uzmemo R.Sancheza utoliko bolje, ali nije prioritet. Mislim da treba dobra posudba za Romagniolija iako bi ga najradije bio ostavio u klubu sa novim ugovorom !!! Još bi najsretiji bio ako uzmemo Berardija i prodamo Salemakersa

  4. I dont think so, if i were Paolo Maldini, i think we will calm down and concentrated at outgoing transfers, collect as much fees as possible and allocate some fees for Winter Transfer. Because the squad are already enough and remember in winter we have WORLD CUP !! Stars might born in that event, prepare for it, and get some cash ready to splash, and we dont know what our need in next 6-months. Maybe another crisis in some positions ?

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