AC Milan: Zapata on permanent deal. Juventus: Pirlo could leave
Awaiting to know if they will take part to the next edition of the UEFA Champions League, AC Milan executives are already working to reinforce their team: before seeking some new players, the Lombard club will confirm those players who have had good performances during the current season: yesterday, Chief Executive Adriano Galliani has told Milan Channel that he is happy of the two center backs Philippe Mexes and Cristian Zapata, so, as highlighted by calciomercato.com, the Lombard club will sign on permanent deal this latter, actually on loan from Villarreal: the Colombia international will be the “tutor” od his young compatriot Jherson Vergara, arriving from Universitario Popayàn. Milan are also seeking a high-rated winger, and, as reported yesterday, are keen on 25 year old Alessio Cerci, actually in co-ownership between Torino and Fiorentina, but, to obtain the Italy international will have to compete with their city rivals Inter Milan. On the contrary, regarding the midfield, the rossoneri will have to renounce to Ajax 21 year old Christian Eriksen: the Denmark international has in fact confirmed to De Telegraaf that the Lancers are in talks with Borussia Dortmund and that he would agree to move to the German club.
Also Juventus are trying to reinforce their midfield, and, in particular, they are seeking a backup for their playmaker Andrea Pirlo, and, as confirmed by Tuttosport, their main target for such position is Catania 29 year old Francesco Lodi. But, as reported by Sportmediset, if he will become the new Real Madrid coach, Carlo Ancelotti could ask the Spanish club to make an attempt for the Italy international indeed. Meanwhile, regarding the defense, the bianconeri are ready to offer a three-year deal to 31 year old defender Daniele Bonera, that could join as a free agent from AC Milan, just like Pirlo indeed.