Maldini’s sacking changes Milan’s transfer targets


The immediate sacking of managers Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara also risks abandoning planned transfers Milan already had lined up, including Daichi Kamada and Marko Arnautovic, but they could now battle Inter for Marcus Thuram.

The Rossoneri fans and team are in shock after a meeting between owner Gerry Cardinale and the directors went so badly that the RedBird owner decided to sack them.

This transforms all their plans, including the transfers that were lined up by previous managers Maldini and Massara.

An agreement had been reached with Kamadan to sign as a free agent, but that too now appears to be in doubt.

As for the idea of Marko Arnautovic, Cardinale, Geoffrey Moncada and Giorgio Furlani were embarrassed by the thought of spending eight million euros to sign a 34-year-old centre-forward, even if he will replace 41-year-old Zlatan Ibrahimovic.


Instead, suggest Milan will turn to Frenchman Thuram, who is leaving Borussia Monchengladbach on a free transfer.

The son of the former Juventus and Parma defender, Lilian, was already linked with a transfer from San Siro to Inter, but has had muscle problems.

Chelsea’s Ruben Loftus-Cheek is another transfer that had been in the works and could now be completely cancelled.