Milan must choose between Hakim Ziyech of Chelsea and Real Madrid’s Marco Asensio to reinforce the front line this summer, shifting the priority from a centre-back to a forward.



The Rossoneri had agreed personal terms with Sven Botman, but were beaten in a bidding war by Newcastle United.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the club was unwilling to reach €30m for a defender when they felt the priority was to strengthen the attack and creative midfield.

Their resources are instead going to focus on bolstering those options for coach Stefano Pioli, and there is a choice emerging between two main targets.

Ziyech would be available on a paid loan with option to buy from Chelsea and the player’s agent reportedly offered him to the Serie A title holders.

However, Milan would prefer Asensio, who is down to the final year of his contract and still only 26 years old.

Diario AS note Real Madrid are believed to be asking for €40m, while the offer would be €30m and that is a gap that can be bridged.

He plays primarily on the right, which would give more balance to the attack contrasting Rafael Leao on the left.

13 thought on “Milan choose between Asensio and Ziyech”
  1. New American owners who people thought had the resources to take milan foward
    Investcorp would have been a far better option

  2. 40m for a guy ending contract new year and who is unwilling to renew?
    I would offer at most 25m and that’s it. And we are not even talking about his huge salary demands…

  3. Waqas agreed and it is deja vu again for me. I thought after Mr. Li, we would never make such a mistake again. But with Gazidis and Elliott, the US connection must have swayed them. Let us see and hope, but do not forget, Red Bird are not due to takeover from September. The market will be closed and games will have already been played.

  4. With what transfer budget? Elliot are not giving any money, Red Bird Capital dosen’t have any.

    At best ACM can offer a voucher for Casa Milan and free coffee.

  5. I’d choose Ziyech, even though he’s older as I think he can play both positions equally well, but honestly both are very good players and huge upgrades to what we have. So I’ll be happy with whichever, if they come…

  6. Asensio us more a Trequartista and Ziyech a pure winger. It would be an upgrade on Diaz and Salemakers for instance.

  7. Our new owners are garbage to Milan system
    Why did we sell to this stingy group who knows nothing about soccer
    They are pretending to focus on building a new stadium while the summer transfer is cold
    Watch it when it’s time for stadium they will chicken out like babies
    We need good reinforcements

  8. Asensio is now just a slight upgrade to Suso thanks to injuries.

    Out of these 2, Ziyech.

    But I still think we get Berardi or Zaniolo.

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