AC Milan managers have what seems like a very busy mercato this summer, dealing with confirmations of loanees and bringing home new reinforcements that would help coach Stefano Pioli in view of the next long season.
One of the main goals for Paolo Maldini and Frederic Massara is to confirm the stay of Brahim Diaz.
The Spaniard attacking midfielder, class of 99, has scored 7 goals and assisted 4 others in his first season with the Rossoneri. The club is convinced of his qualities and wants to keep him.
Contacts have been ongoing with Real Madrid and the deal is very close to be completed. Milan are pushing for a renewal of the loan with an option to buy.
Then, moving to the attack, the target that has been heavily linked with a move to Milanello is World Cup and Champions League winner Olivier Giroud.
AC Milan’s position on the matter is clear: the preference is not to spend money on a transfer for. We understand that Chelsea could release him for free if they find another centre forward to sign in the market. Therefore, there is a chance that the 34 year-old Frenchman could still wear the Rossoneri shirt next season.
Sporting director Maldini does not stop there, the aim is to also find backup fullbacks for both Theo Hernandez and Davide Calabria who are regular starters in the lineup.
On the left, there is talk of Junior Firpo from Barcelona. The 24 year-old has a valid contract until the year 2024. He did not have much playing time with Ronald Koeman, he has made only 18 appearances in the season that just ended, scored 1 goal while assisting another. In total he played just 844 minutes.
On the right flank, Milan have some options to evaluate and there is even talk about the return of the Portuguese talented player Diogo Dalot who spent a loan spell at the San Siro coming from Manchester United. The 22 year-old has proved that he can be a solid option for the Italian technician Pioli by being able to perform on either sides of the pitch.
This was reported by correspondent and director Vito Angelè.