AC Milan set to make only one signing in January

AC Milan have prioritized the purchase of a new defender in January but that may end up being the only signing.

The January transfer window will open in a few days. AC Milan were one of the most active clubs during the summer mercato but that may not be the case this time according to journalist Antonio Vitiello.

The priority of the Rossoneri in January will be to sign a new centre back. The injury of Simon Kjaer has forced AC Milan to make an unexpected investment for the purchase of a new defender. Sven Botman is the number one pick of Paolo Maldini but Lille’s asking price of 30 million euros could prove to be an obstacle.

The new defender may end up being the only January signing of AC Milan reports Antonio Vitiello. Despite Giroud, Ibrahimovic and Pellegri suffering a number of injuries, Elliott are not inclined to approve the signing of a new striker. The three will be all available soon. In addition, Ante Rebic and Rafael Leao have practically fully recovered are should be under Pioli’s orders for the next match against Roma.

With all strikers returning to full fitness Elliott Management believes that the purchase of a new striker should better be postponed for the summer. In case of an emergency in attack, Rebic and Leao could be adapted in the centre forward role just like in the past.

Similar situation in midfield. It’s not yet clear if AFCON will go ahead as planned so there’s a chance Bennacer and Kessie may stay at Milanello. It’s true that Bakayoko has had a very negative season so far and Sandro Tonali is playing a big number of matches but the management wants to take a risk and don’t touch the current backbone.

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