Pepe Reina is said to be a Milan player after reportedly undergoing the medical tests this morning, while Mirabelli has set his sights on another free agent.
Director of sport Massimiliano Mirabelli has been scouting the market for free agents and today, it appears, an important step has been made towards the first signing of the summer mercato.
According to multiple sources in Italy (Gianluca Di Marzio, Milannews.it and others), Pepe Reina today underwent the medical check-ups with Milan, as he is on the verge of signing a two-year contract with the Rossoneri.
Reina, who will become a free agent at the end of the current season, didn’t have the physical tests in the usual La Madonnina clinic, but rather in a secret location. He was of course already in Milano as last night he stood in the goal of the Napoli team which played Inter at Stadio San Siro.
As confirmed by Mirabelli on Thursday, Milan had already informed Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis of their intentions to negotiate with Reina and it’s believed that he will earn €2.5m per season net. Reina is joining Milan as a back-up to Gianluigi Donnarumma, but should the goalkeeper move in the summer, as his agent Mino Raiola would like him to, then the Diavolo will have an experienced and reliable keeper ready to replace him in the form of the 35-year-old Spaniard.
Ivan Strinić of Sampdoria is another free agent that is said to be all-set to join the Milan squad next season and it appears that a third free transfer is on the cards. According to Milannews.it, there are confirmations on the rumours that the Aldo Rossi club is in talks with Ki Sung-yueng.
The idea, Milannews.it writes, is to sign the South Korean midfielder of Swansea in order to increase the level of the bench. There will be, however, at least one more signing in midfield, with the number one priority being finding a player who can alternate with Franck Kessié next season.
Ki, who plays as a holding midfielder, has been at Swansea since 2012: he has made over 150 appearances, scoring 12 goals in the process. Milan continue to work, with an eye for next season.