Once again, the times, they are a changin’ in Milan, after Elliott Management took control of the Serie A side.
Prepared to inject around €50m of equity capital into the Italian club, the hedge fund, founded by billionaire Paul Singer, will also be deciding on a new board over the weekend, which could lead to a change in management.
What hasn’t changed, however, is the idea of bringing in a new striker, with Chelsea’s Alvaro Morata still top of the club’s list.
However, before that happens, sales will need to take place, and London could be the landing spot for a few of Milan’s current stars, namely Suso, Leonardo Bonucci and Gianluigi Donnarumma.
The former of the three has recently been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge, even if he doesn’t appear to be Maurizio Sarri’s priority, while both the veteran defender and the young goalkeeper have also seen their names placed alongside Chelsea’s in the past.
With Suso valued at €38m, Bonucci at €35m or so and Donnarumma at around €60m, the sale of the trio would help fund the arrival of the star goalscorer, in this case Morata.
The Spaniard’s affinity for Italy (from his time at Juventus) is no secret, nor is his wife’s desire to return to her home country at some point in the near future.
First, however, let’s wait and see what comes from this board-change meeting over the weekend, when a new president (most likely Paolo Scaroni) is expected to be announced.