Fonseca set to join Milan along with two key signings worth €70 Million


Milan are poised to announce Paulo Fonseca as their new head coach within the coming days as well as some significant transfer moves. As the Rossoneri prepare to usher in a new era under the former Lille manager, they are also intensifying their efforts to secure two significant signings for their attacking lineup: Joshua Zirkzee and Armando Broja.

La Gazzetta dello Sport outline how  Fonseca, who recently bid farewell to Lille, has been in isolation, preparing for his imminent move to Milan. After expressing his gratitude to Lille’s supporters, Fonseca is set to return to Italy. The Rossoneri had Fonseca on their radar since winter, considering him as an alternative to Julen Lopetegui. Ultimately, Fonseca emerged as the favored candidate, seen as more convincing than other contenders like Sergio Conceiçao.

Milan plan to officially announce Fonseca as their new manager later this week, likely on Wednesday or Thursday. The announcement will precede the start of Euro 2024, where Germany will face Scotland, allowing Fonseca to be introduced without clashing with the start of the tournament. Following the announcement, Fonseca will head to Italy for his first official photos as Milan’s manager. This appointment marks the culmination of a lengthy process that began months ago.

Milan’s primary focus under Fonseca will be to bolster their attacking options, starting with the acquisition of Joshua Zirkzee. Club officials Giorgio Furlani, Geoffrey Moncada, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are working diligently to secure Zirkzee from Bologna. The Dutch forward, valued at €40 million, has been a top target for Milan, and negotiations are progressing positively. Milan hopes to finalize the deal by early July, allowing Zirkzee to integrate into the squad during the pre-season.

Alongside Zirkzee, Milan are also pursuing Armando Broja from Chelsea. Although Broja has faced challenges, including limited playing time and an ACL injury, Milan see potential in the 22-year-old. Chelsea initially set a high price for Broja, but Milan believe €20 million could suffice given his reduced appeal compared to previous years. The club aims to finalize both signings to ensure a strong attacking lineup for the upcoming season.

Fonseca’s immediate task will be to integrate new signings and build a cohesive team. Milan’s pre-season preparations will include a tour in the United States, starting in early July. Meanwhile, the club will monitor the Euro 2024 tournament, as player performances could influence market values and transfer decisions.

One key factor affecting Milan’s transfer strategy is the situation at Bayern Munich with Alphonso Davies. If Bayern fails to renew Davies’ contract and he considers a move to Real Madrid, it could impact Milan’s plans, particularly regarding Theo Hernandez.


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