According to the latest from MilanNews, The Rossoneri don’t spend their entire budget on the summer window because they don’t want to rush the final days.
The reason is, they have to complete an agreement that they believe can represent good value for money for the player they get.
Technical director Paolo Maldini have said more than one chance if an opportunity arises in the winter transfer window, AC Milan will be ready to grab it and strengthen a squad that management believes can compete for the top four.
Simakan is a perfect example of his mentality: the Rossoneri followed him for a few months and in the final hours of the transfer window they made concrete efforts.
But Strasbourg’s demands for a dowry are considered excessive, even if ownership has been granted permission to raise the bid.
In January there will be new efforts from Maldini and co. as contact between the two sides continues, but Milan will not pay more than € 15 million for a talented young center-back.
There may have been players sent in to help raise funds, with Duarte – who never settled – and Musacchio mentioned in the report.
AC Milan’s management has indeed thought far ahead for the January transfer market, as confirmed by CEO Ivan Gazidis, with a target of two positions.