As our readers are already aware of, the rossoneri urge to sell either Carlos Bacca or Mattia De Sciglio to rack up some more € 25-30 million to sign new recruits.
Bacca’s West Ham move is still in doubt as the player’s waiting for other offers. The arrival of Andre Ayew at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium and Diafra Sakho’s failed WBA medical would suggest that the Hammers may not need a new striker in the short term, but Bilic has made a new contract offer of € 5 million a year, almost € 1 million more than the club’s previous proposal.
Galliani, however, is not only working on big sales as there are still some outcasts in the squad whose sale might not bring as much cash as those of Bacca and De Sciglio, but would still be a small extra-income to invest on the market.
Luiz Adriano and Suso are two more players who could leave for the right offer. Porto have scheduled a meeting with AC Milan for the Brazilian striker, whilst the former Genoa ace costs at least € 10 million and AC Milan don’t want to him to leave until they have found his replacement (Cuadrado is the priority).
In the end, it’s worth keeping a close eye on Keisuke Honda. The Japanese star’s contract expires in June 2017 and talks for a contract extension have led to nowhere until now. This transfer window is the last one available to monetize his sale.
Andrea Distaso, translated by Lorenzo Bettoni @lorebetto