In January, Milan is expected to purchase a few players to augment the squad’s quality, if they are to fight for a Champions League spot.
OUT – Tuttosport suggests that, given the delay of the Chinese deal, Milan will have to be self-sufficient for any January transfers. Therefore, some players are likely to be sacrificed in order to create a budget. According to the Italian daily newspaper, Carlos Bacca is the first name on the departures list. Clubs such as PSG and West Ham have never hidden their admiration for the Colombian, and the feeling is that Milan could let him go for around 25 million. Keisuke Honda, requested in China, and Josè Sosa are also expected to be leaving the club, given their limited game time.
IN– These outbound transfers should create a budget of circa 35 million, which Milan intends to spend on two specific players, according to Tuttosport. The first one is Villareal defender Mateo Musacchio, who’s value is estimated around 20 million. Milan’s second, and more accessible, objective is Sebastian Rudy, 26 year-old Hoffenheim midfielder whose contract expires this coming June. Clearly, Milan are counting on purchasing him at a reduced price, which Hoffenheim should be prone to doing in order to avoid making no profit in June.