AC Milan have been left to pick from several playmakers who want to join the club, but the right deal must be found.

According to, Milan have re-established themselves as a club with international appeal where everyone wants to play thanks to their return to the Champions League. This is testified by the fact that Tomori and Brahim Diaz pushed to return, while Diogo Dalot is doing the same.

It also applies to other targets, particularly in relation to the trequartista position. It starts with Josip Ilicic, who wants to join the Rossoneri but Milan do not want to go above an offer of €3m, while Atalanta want €8m. Ilicic is seen as more of a right winger and his arrival does not exclude that of a pure attacking midfielder.

James Rodriguez also wants to play for Milan so he can say he has tried all of Europe’s ‘top five’ leagues, and the former Real Madrid star can leave Everton for €6m. Nikola Vlasic is another target who has been linked, and the 23-year-old Croatian also wants to join Milan, who cannot pay his €35m clause but can leverage the will of the player.

Finally, Hakim Ziyech is the favoured target of Maldini and Massara, and the excellent relations they have with the leadership of Chelsea could help things. The Moroccan is not considered essential by Tuchel and can leave, and he would consider Milan a tempting destination. The Diavolo want a loan with option to buy and a buy-back set above €25m.

This article first appeared on SempreMilan and was syndicated with permission.

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