AC Milan Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of December 30
Now that AC Milan are fully entrenched in the January transfer market, it's time to see what other moves they make to strengthen the squad and bring it back to past glory.
The good news is that Keisuke Honda and Adil Rami are confirmed as January transfer window arrivals.
Even better news is the fact that Silvio Berlusconi is keen on making this squad competitive again.
Don't be surprised if we see a few more additions.
Last Updated: Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014
Danilo D'Ambrosio to Join?
Bryan Cristante to Be Inserted in Nainggolan Deal
Teenage midfielder Bryan Cristante has been inserted in the deal that would bring Radja Nainggolan to Milan, according to La Gazzetta.
Cristante is a promising deep-lying playmaker who has failed to get many minutes at Milan this season after being promoted from the youth squad.
Expect more concrete developments to come out in the next 48 hours.
Transfer Market Opens Friday
With the transfer market officially opening Friday, expect plenty of the big teams to start making moves official.
Milan in particular has been dealing with Cagliari midfielder Radja Nainggolan, and it wouldn't be surprising if they were able to close something over the weekend.
What remains a mystery is if the Rossoneri will send the Sardinians a player that would partake in a swap deal, or if it'll only be a monetary transfer.
Allegri to Step Down After Season
Milan fans finally know what will happen with Massimiliano Allegri.
He told Italian reporters from La Gazzetta that he will step down from the club at the end of this season, but wants to first get Milan back into Europe.
What the future holds for the maligned Allegri remains to be seen, as he's been anything but a convincing Serie A coach in the past two seasons.
Balotelli Not Leaving, Says Agent
Mario Balotelli's agent Mino Raiola has told the media that his client will not be leaving Milan, according to Football Italia.
This is good news for a team that desperately needs Super Mario to stay on track for their future success.
Balotelli has had a tumultuous second season at Milan, where performances of pure brilliance have been negated by needless suspensions and idiotic fouls.
Fans Expect Plenty from Honda
Keisuke Honda will now feel the pressure of playing for a big club for the first time in his career, as he told Goal.com (h/t Football Italia).
Speculation suggests Milan will now switch to a 4-3-2-1 formation to accommodate both him and Kaka up front alongside Mario Balotelli.