AC Milan to have bigger than expected transfer budget

AC Milan will reportedly have more funds to spend this summer in order to reinforce the squad and compete on two fronts.

Having officially secured Champions League participation for next season, AC Milan have turned all of their attention to the summer transfer market. Stefano Pioli, after the victory against Juventus, was quite clear: “If we want to compete on two fronts, we need to strengthen the squad“. Apparently, Gerry Cardinale agrees.

Corriere della Sera reports that the Rossoneri will build a team able to compete both in Serie A and Champions. More depth is needed, especially in attack. Last summer AC Milan spent around 55 million euros to bring in De Ketelaere, Thiaw, Messias, Florenzi, Vranckz, Vasquez, Origi and Dest with the majority of the budget going for the purchase of the Belgian attacking midfielder.

According to Corriere della Sera, Maldini and Massara will be given €80 million to spend this summer. That’s a reported 50% increase compared to last year that would allow the Rossoneri to invest much more. More money could be available from the expected departure of several players like Rebic, Origi, Ballo-Toure and others.

Maldini and Massara are not wasting any time and AC Milan are currently the most active clubs on the transfer market. The Italians have already completed the signing of Daichi Kamada on a free transfer. The Japan international is expected to have his medicals in the coming days and pen a long-term contract with Milan.

But Kamada is just the beginning. AC Milan are reportedly very close reaching an agreement for the purchase of Ruben Loftus-Cheek from Chelsea. The big summer priority of the club will be the singing of a new centre forward. Both Ibrahimovic and Origi could leave so Milan need at least one new colleague for Olivier Giroud.

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