Milan Market Update – four closed deals, five exits, five loan returns and six goals
The AC Milan transfer window wheels are firmly on the move with a number of signings already sealed but there is still a lot to work on.
Milan News writes how Milan have already closed the permanent signings of Mike Maignan, Fikayo Tomori and Sandro Tonali while Davide Calabria signed his renewal earlier today and the arrival of Olivier Giroud from Chelsea and Brahim Diaz from Real Madrid is expected be sealed next week.
Departures: Brothers Gianluigi and Antonio Donnarumma, Hakan Calhanoglu, Soualiho Meité and Mario Mandzukic all left Milan either when their contracts expired or because their loans were exhausted.
Goals: In terms of signings, Milan want a right-back and a left-back to allow starters Davide Calabria and Theo Hernandez to catch their breath more. a central midfielder who can alternate with Franck Kessie.
Additionally, Maldini and Massara are working on an attacking midfielder to replace Calhanoglu, a right winger to rival Alexis Saelemaekers and a young striker to grow up under. Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Returnees: Several players will return from their loan periods, including Andrea Conti, Mattia Caldara, Alessandro Plizzari, Tommaso Pobega and Lorenzo Colombo. For each of them the chances of staying are minimal because they could serve as counterparties, coins to make capital gains or be loaned again.
Below you will find a summary of the operations that Milan has carried out so far or that they are currently working on …
Signed: Maignan, Tomori, Tonali, Calabre.
Almost official: Giroud, Brahim Diaz.
Positions to be reinforced: right back, left back, midfielder, attacking midfielder, right winger and young striker.
Departures: G. Donnarumma, A. Donnarumma, Calhanoglu, Meité, Mandzukic.
Return on loans: Conti, Caldara, Plizzari, Pobega, Colombo.