AC Milan are first in the standings and two games remain against very tough teams: Atalanta at the San Siro stadium and Sassuolo at the Mapei stadium. After the great victory at the Bentegodi stadium in Verona, the focus for Stefano Pioli is on the next match.
The Rossoneri directors, Paolo Maldini and Frederic Massara, know how much of a great feat this this season has been in terms of growth for the red and black faithful. Milan are on the path to win a Scudetto, but there must be some much-needed reinforcements anyway. The club management is working on possible scenarios to strengthen the squad in view of the summer’s transfer market window.
The right winger position is under the scope at Casa Milan. Junior Messias and Alexis Saelemaekers have not been matching the quality presented on the left-flank by their Portuguese teammate Rafael Leao who is now a point of reference. This is why, according to the daily Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Rossoneri directors are studying some options in the mercato session.
In Italy, there is the profile of Sassuolo’s star winger Domenico Berardi. He is 27 years old with 14 goals and 16 assists to his name in Serie A. The Neroverdi will not let him go easily as they would ask for no less than 30 million euros. His contract runs until June 2024.
AC Milan management thinks that the pricetag is excessive for Berardi and they could choose to focus on a bigger profile: Algerian explosive winger of Manchester City Riyad Mahrez. He is 31 years old with a contract due to run out in June 2023. He has to his name 24 goals and 9 assists in 44 appearances this season.
Signing Riyad Mahrez is certainly difficult for any team, but it is not impossible, writes La Gazzetta dello Sport. We must first understand how the renewal talks should go with Manchester City. Milan could take the opportunity if an opening presents itself in the transfer window, especially if new ownership of the club arrives with a significant intent to spend serious money.