Report: Milan want to keep Brahim for another year, Tomori to be bought out, Dalot to return to Man United

Brahim Díaz during Milan-Cagliari at Stadio San Siro on May 16, 2021. (Nicolò Campo)

Milan need to decide what to do with their loaned in players after qualifying for the Champions League.

The Diavolo ended the season on a high with a 2-0 win away over Atalanta which got them qualified for the Champions League for the first time in 8 years.

Now it’s time for the summer transfer market, and Milan are already moving – having signed Mike Maignan to replace the leaving Gianluigi Donnarumma – and they need to make some decisions soon.

During the season, the Diavolo had a few players on loan – some with option to buy and some with no option: Sandro Tonali (from Brescia), Diogo Dalot (from Manchester United), Brahim Díaz (from Real Madrid), Soualiho Meïté (from Torino) and Fikayo Tomori (from Chelsea).

Sky Italia today took stock of the situation with those who were loaned in during the 2020/21 season. Sky reports that there is no doubt that both Tonali and Tomori will stay. It’s been clear since day 1 that the midfielder would stay, while the defender had an excellent half season in red and black, and Milan seem intent on keeping the player, despite the relatively high €28m buy-out option.

Milan will also try to keep Brahim Díaz for another year and to extend his loan and maybe insert a buy-out option. The Spaniard grew as the season went on and he would also like to stay. Today the player tweeted: It has been an incredible year, and it remains to be seen what will happen.

Evaluations are being made over the future of Meïté, while Dalot will return to Manchester United. The Portuguese defender, who proved useful as the campaign continued, tweeted yesterday: “New country, different experiences, same passion! What a season full of emotions, with new goals to achieve and new things to learn. It was a great year for me and a pleasure to be part of this team and this amazing club. So happy I could help the club get back to the Champions League #ForzaMilan“.

Paolo Maldini and Frederic Massara now have the task of building a squad for the Champions League and many of the players who helped the Diavolo get there may not be here next season.

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Milan Boy

It’s really a pity to lose Donarunma but I think he will be the greater loser. He messed things up and Maldini gave him a dose of his own medicine.i will not be surprised to see Hakan and romagnoli join the list of potential departures. Those already in the number are castillejo, Krunic and miete. De Paul remains the ideal profile to replace Hakan while Belotti and a very fast attacker will be needed to compliment Ibrahimovic. Another important piece should be Ilicic who can be a high quality deputy for AM and RW positions.. A very fast and creative… Read more »


De Paul will not come. He is also Raiola`s boy. The same goes for the armenian. Krunic will definetly not leave. I am a bit sad to see Dalot leaving. He has shown great potential and with more playing time I think he will be a top class player. Unfortunately there is not the money to keep everyone and buy the ideal reinforcements. Lets hope the management finds some good solutions. Ilicic will only come if we keep Diaz. Calhanoglu should stay, but he will probably also move on. There is also the case of Caldara, Conti and Laxalt… Romagnoli… Read more »

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I recently read some news telling that the management started to rethink on Tonali. Hopefully he will still stay in Milan. It’s a bad business letting him slip away.

Baresis Dream

I really like Dalot, and for 15 mil I think he is a good catch. But obviously we have other priorities in other positions.

Nathan Graegin

For the first time in at least 10 years, there are players that are very good, who are going for 30/35 mil or less and we as usual will pass them up! Brobbey(already at Leipzig) belotti, daka, malen, all 35 mil or less. Then you got ikone, thauvin(already at tigers) Antony, neres are all 35 or less! Then you have Brandt who I believe is under 30 from Dortmund. Milan are taking too long! We literally shot gunned Mike M. When Donna wasn’t signing so what’s the hold up on these guys? Oh and all of them except Brandt have… Read more »