The most important addition to AC Milan will not be a new signing but the man they were missing all of last season.
Without Stephan El Shaarawy, the Rossoneri lacked the pace and zip to challenge their opponents and leave them guessing.
On his return to the lineup in May against Atalanta, it was the 21-year-old who skipped past midfielders and defenders, flying around the pitch. He was the main player creating, running and distributing.
El Shaarawy came bursting in his debut year, scoring 15 goals in the first half of the 2012-13 season. He has since struggled with muscle strains, also undergoing a foot surgery. He played only seven matches for Milan last season.
There is no guarantee of success next campaign but here are four things El Shaarawy can do to make a strong comeback in 2014-15.