AC Milan are reportedly preparing to make a significant bid for Bologna’s Joshua Zirkzee, with Milan sporting directors Paolo Moncada and Frederic Furlani allegedly devising a strategy to raise the required €40m.
According to Italian news outlet Tuttosport, the Serie A giants are weighing up several financial manoeuvres to fulfil the payment. Apparently, the funds may be sourced from multiple deals already in process.
Should Atalanta activate its purchase right for Charles De Ketelaere, they would have to pay €23m into Milan’s coffers. Furthermore, an additional €12m could potentially come from Bologna for the signing of Alexis Saelemaekers.
Together, these two significant redemptions could account for €35m, getting Milan incredibly close to their target. Moreover, an extra €3m is arriving from Genoa due to the confirmed purchase of Junior Messias, while nearly €5m may come from the loan and future compulsory sale deal of Rade Krunic to Turkey’s Fenerbahçe.
These transactions may provide Milan with the financial backing necessary to make a substantial offer for Zirkzee, believed by many to be an essential asset for the future. Milan seems serious in its pursuit of Zirkzee, and these strategic moves are a testament to their commitment to bring the Dutch forward to their side.