Signing a backup of Theo Hernandez will be one of AC Milan's main objectives in the upcoming transfer market. Fode Ballo-Touré, who arrived from Monaco in 2021, has never really convinced Pioli's staff, and his departure this summer is highly possible, writes Calciomercato.com.
Maldini, assisted by Massara and Moncada, has been following several leads for some time now: the idea is to bring in an Italian player who could also be useful for the European lists. Therefore, Carlos Augusto from Monza, who is also liked, will not be considered. The 24-year-old Brazilian is doing well at Monza (4 goals and 4 assists so far in the league), but one must consider the ambitions of the 1999 class, who would prefer to have playing time and not be a mere substitute.
AC Milan has been closely monitoring Antonino Gallo (23 years old) and Emanuele Valeri (24), who play for Lecce and Cremonese respectively. Skilled at pushing forward and possessing decent quality, the two, however, do not fully convince AC Milan's scouts. So here comes a possible surprise move: bringing Andrea Bozzolan, a key player for the Milan Primavera with Abate, up to the first team.
Bozzolan, born in 2004, is 19 years old and has just achieved a great feat in the Youth League under the watchful eyes of Maldini at the Vismara: a 2-0 win against Fernando Torres' Atletico Madrid and a historic spot in the semifinals. With 5 assists in 21 seasonal games. The full-back was already called up by Stefano Pioli to squad training camp in Dubai last December.