Sandro Tonali and Stefano Sensi are two profiles that Milan are considering and contacts have been made already.
The season of Milan ends in two games and the future squad is already being built in the heads of those in charge.
The vision of Elliott, represented by CEO Ivan Gazidis, is to invest in young players rather than in established stars. And as reported by RadioRossonera’s Pietro Balzano Prota, Brescia’s Sandro Tonali and Sassuolo’s Stefano Sensi are two names that are in the thoughts of the Diavolo.
Balzano has claimed that Tonali, 19, is the type of player that suits the identikit searched for by the ownership. There have already been contacts between Milan and Brescia, who won Serie B this season with the Tonali playing the regista role, and there’ve also been contacts with Tonali’s agent.
The young Italian has never denied the fact that he grew up a Milan fan. It remains to be seen what would be the cost of Tonali, who attracted interest also from Juventus and from other clubs. The operation wouldn’t be cheap but it is likely that it would be more affordable than activating Tiémoué Bakayoko’s €35 million buy-out option, also considering the very high salary of the Frenchman.
Balzano has also confirmed the news of other sources claiming that there have been contacts between Leonardo and Giuseppe Riso, who represents Sassuolo’s Stefano Sensi. There will be a meeting after the season ends between Leo and the Neroverdi director of sport Giovanni Carnevali.
The price of Sensi, 23, is believed to be €25 million, but Milan would not need to pay that much due to the fact that Sassuolo are obligated to buy Manuel Locatelli for €10m + €2m in bonuses. This would allow Milan to perform an operation similar to the one that brought Diego Laxalt to the club from Genoa in the summer, as they used Gianluca Lapadula’s ownership to lower the costs then.
Sensi and Tonali are both playing the same role, so it’s unclear whether they are seen by the club as alternatives to one another. If not, then it might be possible to see both Bakayoko and Biglia leaving.