CROTONE, ITALY - APRIL 30: New sporting director and AD of Milan Massimiliano Mirabelli (L) and Marco Fassone during the Serie A match between FC Crotone and AC Milan at Stadio Comunale Ezio Scida on April 30, 2017 in Crotone, Italy. (Photo by Maurizio Lagana/Getty Images)

AC Milan who won a tender to purchase land for a planned stadium in 2015 but later trashed the proposals soon afterward, due to escalating costs and doubts from then-owners Fininvest over their future at the club are now optimistic they can move into a new home in five years.

Milan sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli stressed that raising funds for such a venture would not necessarily mean selling key assets. Mirabelli has ruled out a sell-off of players this summer and said the plan was to strengthen the squad further.

“We want to keep hold of our best players, even if they are in demand,” he told Mediaset.

“We are certain that we have a valuable squad.

“We’ve not received any offers that make us turn weak in the knees,” he said.

“It’s now gone silent around [goalkeeper Gianluigi] Donnarumma and that’s good, given all the things that were said.

“He’s a heritage of Italian football and we’re thinking about keeping him for a long time. Even [agent Mino] Raiola’s pretty relaxed, and there aren’t any problems with him.”