AC Milan officially announced that their partnership with Adidas is set to end earlier this week, but their prospective new sponsors could offer an exciting transfer scoop.
Having been with the German manufacturers for two decades, it’s certainly a huge change for the Italian giants, but the hierarchy will undoubtedly have plans of landing a more lucrative deal moving forward.
According to Calciomercato, that next deal could be with Puma, who could play an important role in Marco Reus moving to Milan as the German international is said to be a ‘concrete target’ for the Rossoneri.
The 28-year-old has been dogged by injuries in recent years, and he has yet to feature this season after sustaining cruciate ligament damage back in May.
While he isn’t expected back until the second half of the season, when he is fit he has proven that he’s a class act as he bagged 13 goals in 24 appearances last year.
In turn, if there is a possibility of a transfer and Reus is able to prove his fitness and ability to steer clear of injuries next year, then Milan may well step up their interest with Puma in their corner, with Calciomercato adding that he doesn’t intend on signing a new deal with Borussia Dortmund, with his current contract set to run until 2019.
Meanwhile, as per Calciomercato, Suso has been regularly linked with an exit from the San Siro, with fears that he could be sacrificed next summer if the Rossoneri fail to quality for the Champions League.
Without the revenue offered by qualifying for the competition, they may need to balance the books in other ways and player sales will naturally be one of the more obvious options.
The season hasn’t started well for Vincenzo Montella’s side as they sit in eighth place after 10 games, and they’re already nine points adrift of the top four with ground to be made up in the coming months.
However, Suso has done his part to dismiss suggestions that he could seek an exit, taking to Instagram ahead of Saturday’s showdown with Juventus to reaffirm his commitment to Milan by insisting that while the focus is on Juve, he is adamant that he “wants to win as a Rossonero“.
Having delighted supporters with his performance in the 4-1 win over Chievo in midweek, the fan-favourite will undoubtedly receive a few more displays of affection after this message…