AC Milan have finally had a positive breakthrough in their takeover bid, and they will reportedly waste no time in securing the futures of key players.
Chinese businessman Li Yonghong has been forced to shuffle certain things around within the set-up of investors, but it’s expected to go ahead and be completed on April 14 as the Rossoneri can arguably now move forward with a bit more confidence and reassurance.
With that in mind, Calciomercato claim that the closing will ultimately result in the club tying down individuals to new contracts, starting with coach Vincenzo Montella.
That will be a major boost for the Italian tactician, as while he’s busy focusing on Europa League qualification this season, he would have been wary of the impact of new ownership and what it meant for his future. However, it looks as though he will remain in charge.
Meanwhile, Gianluigi Donnarumma will be first on the agenda from a playing staff perspective as his contract expires next summer, while Suso has been attracting interest from Atletico Madrid, as per the report, and so he’ll also be on the to-do list.
Joining them are Alessio Romagnoli and the more complicated matter of Mattia De Sciglio, while Juraj Kucka and Gabriel Paletta could also be in line for new deals.
It will be crucial for Milan to keep their young nucleus of Italian stars in place, as they have shown enough positive signs this season to suggest that they are the club’s future and should be built upon to help them improve.
While each scenario is different and could prove to be more difficult to overcome, it will be a successful first few months for the new ownership if they can get those contracts sorted as soon as possible to show their intent early on and give the club a major boost.
Follow Sumeet on Twitter @SP_Calcio for all the latest Milan talk and transfer news.