Stephan El Shaarawy’s move to Monaco could spark a domino effect for Alessio Romagnoli and Edin Dzeko.
Milan confirmed the Little Pharaoh left their pre-season training camp on Saturday afternoon and will undergo a medical over the next couple of days.
Their official television station announced the details of the deal, which will see the Rossoneri receive €2m for the loan with option to buy for another €16m.
That becomes mandatory the moment El Shaarawy makes his 15th appearance of the season.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, this will set off a domino effect on the transfer market.
Milan intend to use that money in order to raise their proposal to Roma for defender Romagnoli.
The Giallorossi asked for €30m for the 20-year-old centre-back, but could be talked into accepting €20m plus €2m in bonuses.
As Romagnoli grew up in the Roma youth academy, this sale would show up on their balance sheet as pure profit.
Rudi Garcia’s side would immediately move that cash over to Manchester City, where they are openly courting Bosnian international striker Dzeko.
Sky Sport Italia maintain Manchester City would accept €15m for Dzeko, as the €30m asking price is only to put off any Premier League rivals from making a bid.
Today’s edition of La Repubblica instead suggests the price will be €20m, but spread out via a loan with mandatory option to buy at the end of the season.