According to O Jogo, Benfica midfielder Axel Witsel is a primary target for AC Milan. The Italian club's Chief Executive Adriano Galliani has confirmed the interest for the Belgium national but has denied the existance of a negotiation, probably to try to low the price of the 23 year old. The rossoneri would like to offer to the Portuguese club 27 year old fullback Taye Taiwo while the Águias want to earn an important amount to make, according to A Bola, an attempt for Juventus winger Eljero Elia. Regarding the possible departures, Paulo Tonietto, agent of 27 year old center back Thiago Silva, has declared to calciomercato.com that Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain are not keen on his client and that the player's will is to remain in Milan. In any case, the rossoneri keep on tracking many defenders, like, as reported by the Corriere dello Sport, Genoa 27 year old Andreas Granqvist or, according to Tuttosport, Schalke 04 20 year old Kyriakos Papadopoulos.
The signing of a striker remains the priority for Juventus and, according to Tuttosport, Manchester City 26 year old Edin Dzeko continues to send messages to the Italian club, but the bianconeri are also thinking about enforcing their team in other positions; in addition to 23 year old midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah, the Italian title holders are in fact, according to calcionews24, keen on another Udinese player, 25 year old defender Mehdi Benatia, also tracked by Napoli. Still regarding the defense, Juve seem to have found an agreement with a former Udinese player, Villarreal 25 year old Cristiàn Zapata.