Milan non stop: extra budget for Aubameyang

Yonghong Li has approved an extra budget for the signing of a top player. Pierre Emerick Aubameyang remains the primary target.

Since the Chinese ownership took over at AC Milan, Marco Fassone and Massimiliano Mirabelli have been relentless in the transfer market. Yesterday the club announced the signing of Andrea Conti and a 17 year old wonderkid (read here) but it’s not willing to stop there. It’s as if the new management wanted to beat any kind of record both in money’s spent and in the number of players signed in the summer transfer window. Now Fassone goes after Aubameyang.

AC Milan’s CEO, Marco Fassone, on the day of the first official gathering of the new team, gave the fans a sensational news. The Chinese property, led by Yonghong Li, will allocate an extra budget for the transfer market. Money that will help advance the creation of the new Milan after the recent operations and can be used in a variety of ways. Either to buy a top player, or split into 2-3 not too expensive targets.

According to today’s reports by La Gazzetta dello Sport, this extra budget should serve AC Milan to find in a short time a centre forward of absolute quality and with an impeccable sense of goal that’s currently missing to complete the attacking unit. The engagement of the young Portuguese striker Andre Silva is more of a signing for the future, while manager Montella needs a bomber, with an important international pedigree behind, immediately.

Pierre Emerick Aubameyang
Pierre Emerick Aubameyang

All references lead to Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, centre forward of Borussia Dortmund. Milan is after Aubameyang despite the fact that Tianjin’s Chinese competition is always very strong to complete Fabio Cannavaro’s requests. The Gabonese attacker is also drawn to the hypothesis of returning in San Siro after the short experience at the youth sector, but this time as a protagonist. It was German club’s CEO Marc Zorc to reopen the negotiation revealing: “We are open to negotiate with other teams, but we will not wait to long“. AC Milan will have to accelerate if they wants to take home the 28 year old international, because Tianjin yesterday sent an emissary to Dortmund to reopen negotiations. The alternatively is always Fiorentina’s Nikola Kalinic but the rossoneri do not want to raise their offer to more than 20 million euros, while Fiorentina wants 30 millions.