Milan might make multiple changes to their frontline, and a few of their attackers face an uncertain future after an unconvincing season. At this stage, Rafael Leao and Alexis Saelemaekers are the only ones certain to stay put. The Belgian winger recently lost the starting job to Junior Messias. However, the coaching staff still considers him a valuable cog, La Gazzetta dello Sport informs.
The Portuguese starlet blossomed in 2021-2022. He will pen an extension until 2026 as soon as his legal troubles with Lille and Sporting CP are resolved. It would take a really mammoth offer to lure him away. Brahim Diaz is slated to spend another season on loan as per the original agreement. The Rossoneri will have a €22M option to sign him in 2023, and Real Madrid an ensuing €27M buy-back clause.
According to AS, the Italian club will seek a discount to buy him out early. If the Galacticos rebuffed them, they could opt to send him back early. As far as their current attackers are attackers are concerned, Milan will also have to make the call on Messias as well. They would have to pay €5.4M to redeem him from Crotone. Despite his decent performances, it is not a slam-dunk due to his age.
The future of Ante Rebic hangs in the balance too following an injury-riddled campaign, Calciomercato.com reports. The Rossoneri will choose whom to keep depending on what is available on the transfer market. They joined Napoli in the race to sign Adnan Januzaj on a free transfer from Real Sociedad, AS informs. Milan have expressed interest in two Club Brugge attackers, Noa Lang and Charles De Ketelaere. However, the latter has a €30M price tag, Gazzetta relays. Furthermore, they plan to table a relatively low €15M offer for Domenico Berardi.