AC Milan is looking to bolstering its squad after qualifying for the Europa League qualifiers. The Rossoneri had finished in 6th place in the 2019-20 Serie A season. So, it will need to bolster its squad ahead of their return to Europe that has eluded them for two years.
In making early transfer mover, the club met with agent Stefano Castagna at Casa Milan to discuss the possible signing of two South American full-backs. According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Castagna was at the club to represent two clients: Iago of Bundesliga side Augsburg and Fabricio Bustos of Independiente.
The Augsburg defender is seen as a potential back-up to Theo Hernandez. This is because the Rossoneri are having difficulties signing Matias Vina from Palmeiras.
Profiles of the two players AC Milan are interested
After battling injury challenge, Iago made 10 Bundesliga appearances this season. His injuries did not allow him to accumulate minutes. He had also represented Brazil at the U23 level in the year 2020.
24-year-old Fabricio Bustos on his part is a right-back who played 26 games in Argetinaentina last season. The player might become a Milan player provided the club sell any players in that role, such as Andrea Conti or Davide Calabria.
With this move it cabn be said that the Rossoneri market is finally in motion.
Other AC Milan’s transfer target
Meanwhile, another target of the club includes Real Madrid Dani Ceballos. The Spaniard had a successful loan season with Arsenal last season. He helped Mikel Arteta galvanized a team that eventually qualified for the Europa League after winning the FA Cup against Chelsea.
However, he has said he is not interested in a move to the San Siro after Madrid is ready to release him for another season on loan.
However, Arsenal is interested in a permanent deal for the midfielder, but Madrid seemed to prefer a loan deal in order for him to continue his development.
Since he is now available and hell-bent on Arsenal, Arteta could persuade the club board to make the deal permanent as done with Cedric Soares and Pablo Mari.
Since Ceballos has chosen Arsenal over Milan, the Rossoneri is going for another Galticos player. This is because they have made it clear that they need to reinforce the midfield as well.
It has therefore been reported that Brahim Diaz will be joining the club on loan. According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara have made concrete progress in the negotiations with Real Madrid.
With agreement reached with the club, the only person remaining is the player himself to agree to the move.