Sunday June 19 2016
Milan plan Empoli influx?

If Marco Giampaolo takes over at Milan, he could be joined by Riccardo Saponara, Leandro Paredes and more Empoli men.

The reports emerged today of a secret meeting between CEO Adriano Galliani, the advisor to Chinese investors and Coach Giampaolo.

He is the most likely candidate for the bench if President Silvio Berlusconi sells the club.

Now claim Giampaolo would be only the start of an influx from Empoli.

Milan have already been linked with Paredes today, as he is owned by Roma and would be offered to lower the Stephan El Shaarawy price-tag.

Saponara was in the Rossoneri squad before and failed to impress, so was sent out to Empoli on loan and then sold.

It’s possible he could return to San Siro, as they have been searching for a trequartista behind the strikers.

The Empoli influence could be felt off the field too, with director of sport Marcello Carli.