Milan Get Some Ammo, Set Sights on Chelsea Midfielder

Ruben Loftus-Cheek seemingly receives interest from the top Serie A sides in each window, and Milan are the latest to lay eyes on him. He was reportedly part of the recent conversations between Inter and Chelsea to arrange the transfer of André Onana as well.

According to Calciomercato, the Rossoneri are keen on the 27-year-old, but his price tag is sizeable even though he’s no longer a centerpiece after the Blues’ spending spree. He’s under contract until 2024, but his club holds an option to extend it.

Loftus-Cheek will likely ask out at the end of the season due to his reduced role and will attract multiple English suitors on top of Milan and Inter. Lazio and Roma also reportedly pursued him in the past. He has been an unused sub in six of the past seven matches.

The Rossoneri will receive an assist from Monza to increase their budget. The Brianzoli will automatically buy out Matteo Pessina from Atalanta for €15M since they avoided relegation. The reigning Serie A champions will get 30/50 percent of the fee due to a re-sale clause.

Our Take on Milan and Loftus-Cheek

They will have a decision to make in the midfield, first about tactics and then personnel. Rade Krunic is a useful player, but he’d ideally be a rotational piece and not a starter as he’s been lately. They have to choose whether to use a muscular no.10 regularly, and the Englishman could potentially do it, or resume deploying a creative player there. The matter is potentially intertwined with the negotiation with Real Madrid to retain Brahim Diaz.

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