AC Milan are eyeing up three potential reinforcements to construct the squad capable of challenging for a top-finish in Serie A next season.
Milan will be desperate to build on an astonishing form since the resumption of football in June, and a carefully conducted transfer market remains significant to their plans.
Stefano Pioli’s men have been by far the most exciting Serie A team to watch post restart, picking up nine wins from 12 league matches since mid-June (D3).
After securing a place in the next year’s Europa League group stage, the ‘Rossoneri’ turn to the transfer market, seeking potential additions to strengthen the squad.
According to MilanLive, resurgent Milanese heavyweights will try to reinforce each department this summer and have already compiled a list of players they want to bring in.
Fiorentina’s Nikola Milenkovic has emerged as Milan’s top defensive priority after producing another outstanding season at the Stadio Artemio Franchi.
Since arriving from the Serbian club Partizan Belgrade in 2017, the 22-year-old centre-back has established himself as one of the finest defenders in Italy’s top-flight.
Aside from his prime role of central defender, Milenkovic is also comfortable playing as a right-back, due to his versatility and decent ball control.
Another name on Milan’s shopping list is a former employee of theirs, Tiemoue Bakayoko.
The tenacious box-to-box midfielder enjoyed a remarkable loan spell at the San Siro in 2018/19, but the ‘Rossoneri’ failed to sign him permanently due to their financial struggle at the time.
Now, the Serie A side will look to cross paths with the 25-year-old Frenchman again, but they’d need to convince Chelsea to lower their £30million asking price first.
Last but not least, Dusan Vlahovic of Fiorentina could be Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s competitor in the attacking department next season.
The 20-year-old Serbian is a modern-day forward, comfortable with the ball at his feet, relentless presser off the ball, and willing to cut into the channels.
Although he would probably have to play as understudy to ‘Ibrakadabra‘ at first, Vlahovic would probably have the best mentor any striker could’ve asked for.