Five Overseas Players That Milan Are Monitoring Closely

Milan fans will be heading into the 2020-21 season in high hopes. Stefano Pioli guided Milan to a fine end to the season – they went unbeaten in their remaining 12 games, winning nine and scoring a staggering 35 goals.

It’s set Milan up for a prosperous next season with European football to look forward to as well. Pioli will no doubt need a few players this month though, and here are five overseas names that Milan have reportedly been looking at:

Serge Aurier

The Tottenham man has been linked with a Milan move this month. Reports vary on the status of his move and some claim that it’s “off.” But Pioli will keep pursuing the right-back, who became a prominent first-team member at Spurs last season.

He was one of Jose Mourinho’s first names on the team sheet last season having featured 33 times in the Premier League – a dynamic, attacking full-back who could really suit Pioli’s Milan.

Tiemoué Bakayoko

Another London-based player linked with Milan is Chelsea’s Tiemoué Bakayoko. The Frenchman spent the 2018-19 season on-loan at the Rossoneri, spending the last campaign with Monaco.

He’s clearly not wanted by Chelsea and Milan have been told that £20 million will secure his services – another player who can play a few positions, and one who knows the club already. At 26-years-old as well, Milan could yet get a few good years out of Bakayoko.

Luka Jovic

Milan have been weighing up a two-year loan deal for the Madrid man. Since his big-money move to the Bernabeu, the Serb has so far proved disappointing with just two goals in 17 La Liga appearances.

Pioli already has Ante Rebic on-loan – the Croat spent last season on-loan and will spend this coming season at the club as well. Having seen how well Rebic has fared at the club, it could yet persuade Jovic to join as well – the pair would make for a deadly strike force, though wages could be an issue.

Lucas Torreira

The Arsenal man is said to be looking for the exit, with Milan being strongly linked. He’s become a fan favorite at the club and featured 29 times in the Premier League last season.

He’s mostly deployed just in front of the defense but – especially in the second half of the season – much of his involvement was from the bench. Now as Mikel Arteta looks to put his own stamp on his Arsenal side, it could leave Torreira down the pecking order.

Milan already have the likes of Ismael Bennacer and Franck Kessié, but another holding player in Torreira (who already knows the Serie A having played with Sampdoria) would be a good back-up for Pioli, with European fixtures to contend with as well next season.

Abdulkadir Omur

Milan have reportedly submitted a bid for the Trabzonspor man this week, and we could yet see him signing for Milan in the coming days or weeks.

Another midfield player, Omur scored 4 goals in 21 league appearances for the Turkish side last season and is another name who can feature right across the midfield.

Pioli could do with some wide options going into next season and Omur could provide the likes of Samu Castillejo, Diego Laxalt, and Alexis Saelemaekers with some stern competition for a starting spot.