According to Sky Italy, AC Milan arrived in Madrid this morning with the aim of learning more about the players real Madrid hope to sell this summer. The Italian club is looking to strengthen its workforce and is particularly interested in the situations of three players: Dani Ceballos, Mariano Díaz and Martin Ødegaard. Milan officials would also inquire about Marcos Llorente but their visit comes a little too late – Atlético announced this morning that they have signed a five-year contract with the midfielder.
Milan hope this week’s visit will help strengthen relations between the two clubs. Newly appointed Director of Sports Boban will hold a meeting with the General Manager of Real Madrid José Ángel Sánchez today to have a more precise idea of the release planned for the summer in Madrid. Boban knows Madrid have recruited more players than they managed to sell and are keen to learn more about the player who is not in Zidane’s plans.
Mariano and Odegaard, the simplest options
Ceballos, who has several Premier League contenders, Mariano and Ødegaard are all going to leave Madrid this summer – either sold or loaned and some with buyout clauses written into their contracts. The main problem for Milan right now it’s money, and according to reports from Italy the club plans to give up its place for next season Europa League to give themselves a chance to tidy up their books.