Milan Gather Information on Sassuolo Attacker as Plan B

Milan are doing their due diligence in case PSG won the race for Renato Sanches, and have laid their eyes on Hamed Traorè as a potential alternative. The Sassuolo attacker is coming off a career year, where he bagged seven goals and provided two assists.

As per La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Rossoneri have had exploratory talks with the Emilian side. The player has the same agent as Stefano Pioli, Gabriele Giuffrida. His wages are low, as he earns less than €1M, so there would be no issue on that front.

Sassuolo are usually an expensive boutique. Although, they are open to peculiar formulas, as it happened with the Manuel Locatelli transfer to Juventus. That could help Milan sanction a deal for Traorè, should they decide he is the right man for the job. The Rossoneri are looking for a central midfielder and a no.10 following the departure of Franck Kessié. Sanches would be able to cover either spot.

The Italian champions are also keeping tabs on Enzo Fernandez as a fallback. According to Gianluca Di Marzio, the release clause of the River Plate prodigy is €18M, but it will increase to €23.5M on Monday. He has offers from Benfica and Wolverhampton. However, he is willing to wait for the Scudetto winners until the end of the week before considering other destinations.

Our Take on Milan Eyeing Traorè

The Ivorian has been a star in the last six months after being slightly underwhelming in previous campaigns, considering how touted he has been since breaking out very early. On the other hand, he shined as a left-winger in a 4-2-3-1, where the Rossoneri obviously already have Rafael Leao. While he has featured as a no.10 or as a box-to-box in the past, he was not as effective in those roles.