AC Milan are thinking about launching a double offer for Chelsea defender Emerson Palmieri and Barcelona winger Malcom this summer.
The Italian club are currently holding on to the fourth place in Serie A this term, but the club hold a slender one-point edge over nearest rivals AS Roma with six matches to go.
All-important qualification for the UCL is AC Milan’s priority for now, but should Gennaro Gatusso’s side return to Europe’s top tournament, that will possibly give them a boost financially to bolster coach the squad to ensure that they can compete at that level.
According to an Italian outlet Calciomercato, Rossoneri have had an important meeting with the agency that look after Malcom and Emerson, and enquired regarding their current situations at Barcelona and Chelsea respectively.
Italo-Brazilian has been limited to just 22 matches in all competitions thus far this campaign, with manager Maurizio Sarri largely preferring Spain international Marcos Alonso in that position.
Blaugrana star has fared worse at the Camp Nou, making just 19 matches since his summer move from Bordeaux, as he has managed to contribute just 4 goals and 2 assists for the Catalan heavyweights.
In spite of that lack of playing time though, it is suggested that the 22-year-old star is still rated at over €50m, while Emerson Palmieri would potentially cost AC Milan €25 million.
In turn, the Italian outfit would have to be ready to spend more than €75m in total, and so that’s what arguably makes UCL qualification crucial to their plans to bolster the squad.
The former Roma man would add quality depth along with Ricardo Rodriguez who has not always convinced this campaign, but it is the lack of alternatives in the attack which has arguably hurt Genaro more.