Sandro Tonali was well-received in his San Siro return following the summer transfer to Newcastle United. The midfield refused to rule out a potential return in the future: “It was nice from the first to the last second. I’ll always remember this night."
Sandro Tonali returns to Milan for the first time since moving away from the Rossoneri, as Newcastle United prepare to visit San Siro in the UEFA Champions League Group F opener: "I feel strong emotions because Milan is the team I support and gave me the opportunity to grow."
Stefano Pioli refused to apologize to the fans following the large loss in the Derby but slightly walked back his statements in the presser before facing Newcastle United in the UEFA Champions League: "I feel the burden of the defeats. I feel indebted to the fans."
Who are the Italian winners and losers outside of Serie A this week? Although Serie A is home to the majority of Italian stars, especially those that play for the Azzurri, there are still a host of top-quality players that feature outside of the league. That includes the likes of Gianluigi Donnarumma, Sandro Tonali and Wilfried Gnonto.
Giuseppe Riso conducted the first two major deals of the summer as he represents both Sandro Tonali and Davide Frattesi. He commented on the two operations: “We are very satisfied, and I wish to take advantage of the opportunity to remember Mino Raiola, whom we miss a lot."
Sandro Tonali is officially a Newcastle United player. The Premier League had struck a deal with Milan a while back but had to wait to finalize the transfer due to the ongoing U-21 Euro. The Azzurrini, whom the midfielder was captaining, were eliminated abruptly in the group stage.
USMNT international Yunus Musah is strongly preferred to arrive in Milan, thanks to the references of chief scout Geoffrey Moncada and chairman Giorgio Furlani.
Sandro Tonali, one of Milan's most significant captures in recent memory, is departing for England after just three seasons with the Rossoneri. Newcastle needed a midfielder for its upcoming Champions League campaign and selected the Rossoneri mainstay. While the departure leaves a gaping hole in Pioli's midfield, things actually may not be as dire as they seem.
Once the sale of Tonali goes through, it will help provide Milan with a windfall of cash, and so the Rossoneri are set for a huge summer. The task is to not only replace the 23-year-old but to strengthen elsewhere too. However, just how much of that money will be made available to purchase new signings remains to be seen. Below we take a look at the top five 2023 Milan transfer targets this summer.
After securing Champions League football by a tiny margin, Milan couldn't have hoped for a worse start to the summer transfer window. Fans were barely given time to recover from Zlatan Ibrahimovic's decision to retire before the early summer days dropped a bombshell of epic proportions.
Milan have reportedly reached out to the entourage of Benfica midfielder Florentino Luis to discuss the possibility of moving to Serie A. According to Gianluca Di Marzio, contacts have been made between the club and the player's camp, with the Eagles holding out for a €30 million asking price.
Sassuolo CEO Giovanni Carnevali has gone public to address recent rumors linking Davide Frattesi with a big-money move. In an interview with Il Messaggero, as quoted by Gianluca Di Marzio, he acknowledged existing talks with Inter, Juventus, and Roma.