AC Milan block 4 low-cost signings

Rely on free transfers to avoid exaggerated spending in the summer. This has been the market strategy of AC Milan, so far, to strengthen the squad.

It is no coincidence that Pepe Reina and Ivan Strinic (both free agents) will be the first signings of AC Milan this summer. Two purchases destined to improve the bench rather than the starting lineup, very useful, however, to inject valid experience in the squad of coach Gattuso. reports today also about four other players initially blocked by the sports director Massimiliano Mirabelli, all free agents, but now farther than ever from a future in the Rossoneri jersey.

The Rossoneri, for example, had practically signed Bernard, the Brazilian has an expiring contract with Shakhtar Donetsk, but the player’s demand for a 4.5 million euros net salary plus commissions to the agents blocked everything. Same situation for Marouane Fellaini, the 30 year old central midfielder who will leave Manchester United in June: his entourage demands a ‘top player’ salary for the Belgium international and AC Milan can not afford to satisfy such a request.

Another purchase at no cost, for now blocked, is that of Augustin Rogel, Uruguayan centre back already a target in January but not enough convincing as an investment for the future. Quite difficult even the purchase of Max Meyer, talented German midfielder of Schalke 04. Too high the commissions required by his agents to develop the negotiation.

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