AC Milan Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of August 19

Matteo BonettiContributor IAugust 19, 2013

AC Milan Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of August 19

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    LAST UPDATED: FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 2013

    With the Serie A season ending in dramatic fashion, Milan have booked a ticket to the Champions League once again.

    Now that they have this potent marketing tool at their disposal, the Rossoneri will try to lure several key players to help their young and talented starting XI reach new levels.

    This article will be continuously updated with all the latest from Italy in regards to credible rumours of who Milan could sign.

Hold on Birsa, Traore Swap

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    Rumors surfaced saying Milan and Genoa had agreed to swap players, with seldom used Bakaye Traore heading to Genoa, and Slovenian winger Valter Birsa going to the Rossoneri.

    However, a report from the Transfer Market section on La Gazzetta has negated this move, saying that it is not official and a late offer from Greek club Olympiakos for Bakaye Traore might stunt the entire operation.

The Keisuke Honda Saga

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    For a story that has dragged on far too long already, the latest report on the transfer market section of La Gazzetta states that Milan director Adriano Galliani will meet with CSKA officials on August 29th to discuss the final negotiation for the Japanese star.

    As we've seen with Milan throughout the years, the last week of August is when unexpected big signings are made. If the Rossoneri can progress against PSV in the second leg, the chances of signing Honda will skyrocket.

Boateng Back to Genoa?

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    According to the transfer market section on Il Corriere, Genoa are prepared to bring back the inconsistent Kevin Prince Boateng from Milan after having a dramatic fall from grace.

    Enrico Preziosi's side was the one who signed Prince from Portsmouth a few seasons ago and immediately loaned him to Milan.

    The two clubs have a very good relationship so it wouldn't be a surprising move at all.