Saturday August 6 2016
Milan: Chinese bring Witsel, Cuadrado

The new ownership's injection of cash allows Milan to pursue Zenit St Petersburg's Axel Witsel, plus Chelsea's Juan Cuadrado and Diego Costa.

The Rossoneri have been paralysed on the market for weeks as they awaited the sale of the club to a Chinese conglomerate. With the latter operation now concluded, joint-CEO Adriano Galliani can count on €15m immediately and another €85m within the next 35 days, which will be reinvested on the market.

According to, the new liquidity will allow the Diavolo to chase after some ambitious targets. The foremost among these is Zenit St Petersburg's Witsel, who is currently being targeted by Juventus.

The Belgian midfielder has been linked to a variety of Italian clubs, including Roma and Napoli, and is open to the idea of a move. However, no party has been able to present a satisfying economic deal so far, leaving Milan an open door to operate.

The Italians are also believed to be aiming for Juan Cuadrado and Diego Costa, neither of which top the priorities list for Chelsea Coach Antonio Conte.

In addition, the influx of cash should allow Galliani to finally close the deal for one of his established targets, Villareal's Musacchio.