An extra €15 million for Vincenzo Montella to purchase a midfielder; outgoing President Silvio Berlusconi has sanctioned one last gift to the club before he steps down and according to Milan TV, it’s not Sosa, or Badelj or even Paredes we should be thinking about.
So the game begins to hunt down the new Mister X in the house of Milan. The track that the rossoneri continues to follow leads to Mateo Kovacic, the Croatian midfielder who helped Real Madrid win the UEFA Supercup last night. Should his current employer bring in a new midfielder of their own, then he could certainly be the one to depart and Milan are standing by to propose an initial loan deal with a view to a permanent move next summer.
Kovacic is not the only name circulating around Milanello. Gazzetta dello Sport claims that the rossoneri are rekindling their interest in PSG’s Adrien Rabiot. The 21-year-old will find little space in new coach Unai Emery’s team this season and with a market value of €15 million, he has the profile to fit Milan’s needs.
Steve MItchell @barafundler