Milan in talks with Brescia to try and renegotiate the buy-out option of Tonali, Meïté is set to return to Torino

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Sandro Tonali during Milan-Cagliari at Stadio San Siro on May 16, 2021. (Marco Canoniero)

Milan want to keep Sandro Tonali but would like a more favorable price, while Soualiho Meïté’s option will not be used.

The Rossoneri signed Tonali last summer on a €10m loan with a buy-out option set for €15m + €10m of bonuses.

Sandro had a complicated season with Milan, as while he was given chances over the course of the campaign due to the many injuries of Ismaël Bennacer, he was struggling to impress.

In any case, there is no doubt that Milan want to keep Tonali, who is a known Milanista, in their ranks. According to Milannews.it’s Antonio Vitiello and others, the Diavolo are in talks with Brescia President Massimo Cellino to renegotiate the terms that were agreed during last year’s summer market.

Vitiello says the relationship between the two clubs is excellent and the buy-out is not in danger, but Milan would like to get a discount on the player. Milan need to pay €25m in this mercato to get Tonali, who they believe can do much better than he did in 2019/20, and are trying to reduce the price or include players into the deal. Another solution would to agree on payment in installments.

Meanwhile, Soualiho Meïté – despite being used a lot in the final part of the season – will not be bought up. Milan will not use their €8m option, according to Milannews.it and others.

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Serpent of modinna
Serpent of modinna
4 months ago

Broke ass club, can’t even afford 10 million for meite am sure is replacement will be from a lower division

Elliotazzuri
Elliotazzuri
4 months ago

You are right, milan is a broke club who can’t spend shit, and are acting like a vulture looking for cheap meat to sustain it self

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
4 months ago
Reply to  Elliotazzuri

Y’all are right. Not sure why your being thumbed down but this is the truth. We got 2nd place and instead of going out to improve the team, we are still looking for handouts. Sorry but even mid table teams can spend more than us right now. Something is seriously not right and I want to know where all the money went to.

rich16
rich16
4 months ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

lost around 340 mil euro in last 2 years.

Ted
Ted
4 months ago

Tonali didn’t have complicated season, he was considered a backup to Bennassie duo from the start and that affected his form. Should he play deeper as regista in three man midfield I am sure he would explode. Considering the crop of players we have and should Hakan leave we have perfect set up for 352 with Roma-Kjaer-Tomori in the back Theo-Benna-Sandro-Kessie-Calabria in the mid and Rebić-Ibra/Giroud up front. Surely that won’t happen under Pioli, he’s sticking to 4321.

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
4 months ago
Reply to  Ted

Hmm what do you think about Calabria in the back 3 with kjaer/gabbia and tomori. Then get a real rw.

Ted
Ted
4 months ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

Could also work yeah, Chelsea had something similar in the finals with Silva, Rudiger and Azpilicueta who imo was always considered more of a wingback than fullback or even CB

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
4 months ago
Reply to  Ted

Ya makes sense. I was tryin to draw up formations and Calabria is just too good to not have at the back. In a 343 or 3421. Salemakers wouldn’t struggle since he’d have less room to cover. Honestly that’s what Milan should do.
MM
Calabria tomori gabbia/Roman
Salemakers, Kessie, bennacer(tonali) Theo
Ikone zlatan(new cf) rebic

What do you think

Niels8
Niels8
4 months ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

Yes, I think so.. Saelemakers will be more effective as WB/WM than Calabria. Also, I think Romagnoli will not suffer in a 3-back formation as much as he did in 4-back. Whoever plays, we will have a solid back line if 352 is used again.

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
4 months ago
Reply to  Niels8

I agree, Roman could potentially redeem himself if he’s not sold. If he is, gabbia can easily step in as he’s shown he can already. 352/343 is the way forward for sure. We got the players for that set up, just need a rw and cf that has speed and a cam

Ted
Ted
4 months ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

Right, and then there’s Kalulu who can step in for Calabria in 3 man defence. Kid is really versatile and knows how to play both CB and RB roles.

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
4 months ago
Reply to  Ted

Exactly! We are more than good in defense right now. It’s a shame the management can’t see this. We are still linked with cd and goalies

Bush
Bush
4 months ago

Please get Iličić. Imagine Ilicic on the right wing instead of Castillejo..

Caesar
Caesar
4 months ago
Reply to  Bush

Better still; Adama Traore from Wolverhampton. Cheaper than Ilicic, younger, faster, stronger, more skillful and his crosses are superb. Though I doubt if Wolves will be willing to sell

Ted
Ted
4 months ago
Reply to  Caesar

A big no to Iličić, I know him well since he’s my countryman. Sure he has glimpses but he never developed what was expected of him. He stayed that glimpsed kid from Interblock (his youth club from Slovenia where he excelled). He is poor man’s Hakan. If Hakan tends to be inconsistent, Iličić is even more. He has like 2 or 3 good games and then completely disappears for next 5. He’s awfully injury prone. His style of play is also incompatible with Pioli’s vision of AM, someone who contributes deeper in midfield as well.

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Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
4 months ago
Reply to  Caesar

I said we should get him last summer and Jan but now with his contract he might be too much. Any idea how much he is?

Bram Rahadyta
Bram Rahadyta
4 months ago

If other club buy him, it means we lose 10M?

Nesta1
Nesta1
4 months ago

Donnarumma signing for psg and getting loaned out! So he’s left to become a no2 what a idiot I wonder what he’s thinking now

Elliotazzuri
Elliotazzuri
4 months ago

Every milan fans in this blog excluding (serpent of modinna and me), are now vulture looking for cheap old veteran and free agent for Milan to sign, is this the mercato you guys wanted, what was now the point of extra cl money, all I wanted was for milan to sign a st like belotti or vlahovic and a good young RW/RM maybe ikone added to the current team with all loan players and enjoy my cl football. Why why whyyyyyyyyy

Serpent of modinna
Serpent of modinna
4 months ago
Reply to  Elliotazzuri

Thank you, Milan no longer have a identity for this transfer they are just looking for the cheapest option to buy, we are link to all players but yet no move is made, I thought the original idea was to sign young players with potential but what we are seeing are old veteran, broke ass club I hope giroud serve them well

Last edited 4 months ago by Serpent of modinna
Forza milan
Forza milan
4 months ago

All these illic,giroud,Gomez are not needed we already have kjear and ibra let get a top quality st and a proven winger since they is no much cash renew hakan and romagnoli keep our loanee and a extra cm we are good to go, not all this garbage transfer news of being link to all old men and free agent do we want to revamp a squad that took second which should build on it

Mickey
Mickey
4 months ago
Reply to  Elliotazzuri

Am not like the rest milan fans on this blog, I know what milan really need is belotti and berrardi or ikone and to get tomori, tonali, Diaz, dalot, hakan to stay we can use pogbega or a primetive as a additional back up for midfield

Simonsays
Simonsays
4 months ago
Reply to  Elliotazzuri

I completely agree. Actually thank you for saying this. The issue ontop of that is that we were lead to believe that if we attained champions league we would be able to attain our targets. But like every transfer window before they cheaped out. You know I said to my brother “watch if milan go champions league we will sign great players.” You know what he said “you have gaizedis. I doubt it” honestly he was totally right. I swear if we sign a 34 year old giroud to replace a 40 year old striker I’m just going to call… Read more »

Last edited 4 months ago by Simonsays
Forza milan
Forza milan
4 months ago
Reply to  Simonsays

Yours is better, I told my kid we buy young wonderkid not like inter who wants short term success that was why they won the league, now I don’t know what to say about having 2 old striker imagine ibrahimovic being sub for giroud and salemakers for illlic at 70min so disgusting is that what am supposed to be happy about, all I wanted was BELOTTI fuck gadizi aka old gallini say no to Milan being arsenal 2.0

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
4 months ago
Reply to  Simonsays

Exactly! Remember we were first by 11 points going into Jan transfer market! We should have at least got ikone, brobbey and daka. Cam was a struggle but what was needed was a rw and cf and look what those cowards did! Instead of pushing to secure 1st amd gain more money, we get mandzukic and continue with samu and salemakers!

Ted
Ted
4 months ago
Reply to  Elliotazzuri

That’s cause we (most of the fans) think realistically and you kids are delusional. I would love nothing more than Milan signing Belotti, De Paul and Ikone or some other exciting players but that seems not realistic at the moment. So snap out of it. And who said only these veterans will come and no one else? Real mercato hasn’t even started yet.

Forza milan
Forza milan
4 months ago
Reply to  Ted

That what we thought last season that with the money from suso and the rest sale we will spend but all we mostly did was get player on loan, January was even worst, you are the child here what makes you think milan will spend this summer

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
4 months ago
Reply to  Ted

Ted, problem is when will it ever be realistic. We were ready to give ragnick more than enough money to improve the team. However, due to results, these guys thought we could make it one more season without purchasing anyone. It was foolish bc we could have won the league but in the end, we got 2nd! Much higher than we could have hoped for at the beginning of the year. Now, add the money not spent, to money we are getting for how well we did, and you simply can’t deny we should have at least 100 mil to… Read more »

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
4 months ago
Reply to  Elliotazzuri

You know I’m def not one of those ppl. I’ve been saying for years this management have no clue what they are doing. We have never been in a position to buy all at once. A smart management would have bought these players individually and now we would be talking about what back up players to get instead of tryin to buy first team players. Ikone, Antony, neres, traore, Brandt, boga, brobbey, vlahovic, malen, daka! These are the players Milan should be heavily courting! We should be putting in offers every day till we can strike a deal. I haven’t… Read more »

Ted
Ted
4 months ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

I understand fans are tired but I understand the situation as well. And just when things started to look brighter, covid kicks in and sends global economy to hell. It could’ve been worse, look at Inter, they are taking out loans to pay wages, they’ve won scudetto but are selling off prized assets. Barcelona, Madrid two mighty and richest clubs are on their knees with huge financial issues. And we are here cutting the loses to half. Management are doing great job, unfortunately and currently still at the expense of players and cheap reinforcements. At least they are not Traore,… Read more »

Last edited 4 months ago by Ted
Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
4 months ago
Reply to  Ted

All the points you bring at the end of the day come down to bad management. We are fully aware we for whatever reason, can’t afford to spend 100 mil in one window. So why didn’t they get a person in each window? We’ve needed a rw for 4 years. We needed a better cam and a cf for just as long. We could have gotten szoboszlai last year. We could have gotten Martinez before inter 2 years ago when we were linked with him first. That leaves us to fix 1 more position, rw, instead of 3 positions. That… Read more »

Rossi
Rossi
4 months ago

Let us get one thing straight. We do have the money for Belotti and Ikone type of players. But Eliot dont want to spend. We ended the season with some 90+mil in the transfer fund from the competitions earnings only. Dont forget that this is a world wide club and they earn a lot just from the huge fan base. We earn more than Atalanta and even teams like Lazio just from the world wide mercendise sale. We also didnt spent anything last summer. The transfer budget should be full to the max. But the money are nowhere to be… Read more »

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
4 months ago
Reply to  Rossi

Thank you! We should easily have over 100 mil simply bc we haven’t spent shit. Add on sales of Roman, leao, samu and other dead wood, we should easily be at 130-150. There’s simply no way we don’t have that money. Let’s not pretend that all the news leading up to the end of the season had us linked with ikone, malen, belotti, de Paul, vlahovic, daka etc. that’s literally all we saw. Now that we got 2nd and the season is done, we are talking about players like giroud to Milan??? Wtf is that bs! Even adil, who I… Read more »

Nesta1
Nesta1
4 months ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

Totally agree, we are acting like We are prioritising balancing books if we don’t spend and back the manager. We are ac milan, a big Club, just made champions league! We now need them quality players to move forward. If we strengthen now a bit of debt is nothing to worry about if we get top four every season and champions league money rolling in. If we win it it’s 100 million like Liverpool made other season. We can only achieve this with top players and cement not only top 4 next season but win league titles,and go deep into… Read more »

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
4 months ago
Reply to  Nesta1

Exactly, this feels like what was happening when berlu era was closing and his daughter was forcing the idea of balancing the books and being cheap when it comes to signings. I got news for these ppl, if we don’t improve with meaningful players, we won’t make it into the top 4. Then when we don’t make it, we will be back to square one.

Elliotazzuri
Elliotazzuri
4 months ago

Milan secured their return to the Champions League on the final matchday of the 2020/21 season, putting an end to seven years of disappointment. However, now they need to prepare for what will be a tough season. As Alberto Cerruti highlights in his latest piece for Calciomercato.com, Milan need to demonstrate their intentions with signings. If the Champions League is just a starting point for the club, then evidence is needed to prove this. For example, besides the old age of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, bringing in Olivier Giroud will hardly solve the future aspect. Neither will it be such a significant… Read more »

Simonsays
Simonsays
4 months ago
Reply to  Elliotazzuri

Thank you for updating us. I’m getting worried we might have another transfer window where we get baited to thinking we will do something but instead we do nothing. I don’t now what more to say. It’s hard to believe we will sign our target that we need like vlahovic with gaizedis. We need elliot to pull some magic one way or another. If this transfer window turns out to be a very bad one then I don’t want milan fans to back this management anymore. We need to let them know we are not happy. I also won’t believe… Read more »

Last edited 4 months ago by Simonsays
Mario
Mario
4 months ago
Reply to  Simonsays

Perhaps YOU should buy the club and spend YOUR money on buying the players that YOU want. Some people are just living in fantasy land. Come back to REALITY, man! COVID is real, people are dying, the world’s economy is crumbling. Milan cant just spend all the UCL money to buy players. They need to pay wages, service their debt, maintainance, and other expenses as well. Except in epl, other leagues tv revenue are a joke, and there are no matchday income anymore. Or maybe you are one of those anti mask, anti vaccine people who think COVID is just… Read more »

ZionTrain
ZionTrain
4 months ago

Keep calm gents. Tonali is going nowhere. He will be at Milan next season. The real question is who will be the 4th midfielder.

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
4 months ago

Thank god giroud signed with Chelsea again! Now we can move onto getting a fw that has a real future with the club! Stop being cheap! Get us the players we need to compete damn it