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What’s Next for AC Milan?

AC Milan's midfielder from Italy Riccardo Montolivo and AC Milan's defender from Italy Alessio Romagnoli (R) react at the end of the Italian Tim Cup (Coppa Italia) final Juventus vs AC Milan at the Olympic stadium on May 9, 2018 in Rome. - Juventus crushed AC Milan 4-0 on today at the Stadio Olimpico to win a fourth consecutive Italian Cup. Mehdi Benatia opened the floodgates after 56 minutes for the first of a double of the night for the Moroccan with Douglas Costa also finding the net in the space of nine minutes. A Nikola Kalinic own goal accounted for the fourth (Photo by Tiziana FABI / AFP) (Photo credit should read TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)
What’s Next for AC Milan?

It has been a difficult last season for AC Milan and their supporters. After Silvio Berlusconi sold the club to Chinese Li Yonghong there was a lot of enthusiasm that the club would be fighting for the Scudetto and return to the Champions League.

A lot of players were bought including probably the best Italian central defender Leonardo Bonucci, who is the current team captain. The season begin with Vincenzo Montella as manager but was later replaced by Milan legend Gennaro Gattuso.

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Fast forward to July 2018. The club changed its owner one more time. Now the hedge-fund Elliott are controlling the club shares. There are many rumours in different media sources that the team can be sold to the Ricketts family or Rocco Commission who are interested in investing in Milan and bring back the glory days of the Italian giants.

On the other side, the hedge-fund want to buy some quality players in order to receive a higher price in an eventual sale. The rumours include the names of Radamel Falcao, Alvaro Morata and Gonzalo Higuain, who will likely look for his way out of Juventus, because of the purchase of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Elliott are also looking to make a managerial change and bring Antonio Conte. It is also speculated that Marco Fassone and Massimiliano Mirabelli will be fired and a new sports director will be appointed by Leonardo, former Milan player, director and manager. It is also widely commented that Milan will part ways with Bonucci, who is tempted by PSG, Locatelli is wanted by Sassuolo while the future of Nikola Kalinic and Suso is unknown. The other setback is the suspension from UEFA Europa League for the 2018-19 season and the transfer ban for the same season. But this can be changed after the trial in Lausanne.

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Now there are two options in front of Elliott. First is really to bring more quality to the squad especially in midfield and a top striker, of course if UEFA lift the transfer ban. After that bringing back the team in Champions League and then sell it for a higher price. The other option is selling the stars – Bonucci, Romagnoli, Donnarumma and Suso so they can return the money loaned to Li Yonghong last year and then selling it for a lower price. Whatever Elliott’s decision, one thing is for sure – fans have every right to be furious with the situation.

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