Vincenzo Montella is looking to improve Milan’s problematic department and it’s reported that his former Viola man Valero is the top target right now.
Milan are starting the season tomorrow (July 7th) with all the non-international players arriving in Milanello to begin the preparations for the 2016/17 season.
The Diavolo have about 30 players in the squad but it’s obvious many need to go and the team has to be improved so it can fight for the top spots next season and the midfield is perhaps the department that needs the most tweaking.
According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Montella has prioritized Borja Valero for the midfield. The 31-year-old was brought to Fiorentina in 2012 by the new Rossoneri boss and Montella would like to reunite with the excellent midfielder. Milan have yet to approach Fiorentina but the desire is there.
Alternative targets appear to be Leandro Paredes (22, owned by Roma), Piotr Zieliński (22, owned by Udinese) and Mateo Kovačić (22, owned by Real Madrid). The dream target, however, is Andrè Gomes (22, owned by Valencia) but he will be a much more expensive option. With Chinese money reportedly coming in already this summer, Gomes could be relatively affordable though.
Riccardo Montolivo extended his contract for three more years just last month while Andrea Bertolacci, Andrea Poli, Juraj Kucka, Jose Mauri and Manuel Locatelli are all still here.