The €60M operation that complicates Milan plans


Milan has finally closed the soap opera of renovations. The contract extensions of Maldini and Massara, two-year contracts for both, have finally been formalized after several long negotiations.

Now that the managers have received the security for the continuation of the adventure in red and black, work can begin in the market to strengthen the team for the next season.

Origi has landed in Milan, but Pioli is waiting for another shot to defend the title won last seas on. Three reinforcements are needed: a defender to replace Romagnoli, a midfielder, after Kessie’s departure, a fantasist to raise the level.


Precisely for the latter, a piece of news has arrived from Spain that could, for the time being, put an operation for Milan at bay.

Gerard Romeno has spoken on Twitter about the agreement reached between Barcelona and Leeds for Raphinha. The Brazilian, a 25-year-old winger, can be transferred to the Catalans for 60 million euros.

A deal that would rule out Chelsea, another team interested in the Leeds man. And this could have consequences for the Italian champions.

The Reds, in fact, are interested in Ziyech and, in case the Londoners had managed to secure the Brazilian, his farewell would have been easier.

However, the Barca deal has changed all that, although it is still possible for Maldini to sign the former Ajax player, given that he is no longer part of Tuchel’s plans and that Chelsea are willing to take the player on loan with right of purchase.