5 Transfer Deadline Day Possibilities for AC Milan
It's been a rather arduous rebuilding process for AC Milan after enduring two of the toughest seasons since the club was relegated to Serie B in the early 1980s.
With the summer transfer window winding down to a close, the Rossoneri will look to make a few final moves that should improve the squad, with the side aiming to return to Europe by climbing into the top five places in Serie A this upcoming season.
There are plenty of rumors swirling around the club, but this article looks to pick out the most likely purchases and sales.
Here are five transfer deadline day possibilities for Milan.
IN: Fernando Torres
Reports coming out of Italy suggest the agent of Fernando Torres will be in London on Friday to seal a deal that would see the Spanish striker join the Rossoneri, per La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian).
According to these reports, Milan are looking to buy the player outright. However, they will need help from Chelsea to provide the player with a hefty severance package.
Torres has been turned into a comedic figure for his poor form since joining the Blues from Liverpool, but he could find new life in Serie A, where he would have more space from defenses to ply his trade and hopefully become prolific once again.
OUT: M'Baye Niang
It's unclear whether or not M'Baye Niang is part of coach Filippo Inzaghi's plans.
The French winger was loaned out to Ligue 1 side Montpellier last season, but he made more headlines for his off-field antics instead of his scoring.
Niang showed glimpses of the talent he undoubtedly has in preseason, but questions about his personality still remain. As a result, it wouldn't be surprising to see him loaned out to a smaller club where he could get consistent playing time.
He has plenty of pace and decent technique but is still a raw finisher and must improve his concentration.
IN: Marco van Ginkel
According to The Guardian, Milan still have plans to take Marco van Ginkel on loan from Chelsea.
The 21-year-old Dutch international could find room in Milan's midfield, which has seemingly had trouble stringing together more than a few passes.
Van Ginkel is a box-to-box midfielder who can play in front of the defense but also an attacking midfielder.
His versatility would be welcome in Inzaghi's 4-3-3 formation. The deal could turn out to be very interesting if there was an option to buy the player at the end of the reported loan deal.
IN: Jonathan Biabiany
Biabiany spent a season with Rossoneri rivals Inter but failed to make the kind of impact he has made with Roberto Donadoni's Parma.
Biabiany is an ideal player for a 4-3-3 formation. He enjoys playing as a right-sided winger and is capable of tracking back and defending, but he also goes on searing runs down the flank and gets into dangerous positions around the box.
Biabiany is understood to have agreed personal terms with Milan but the transfer deal hasn't been worked out yet.
IN: Fabio Borini
If Fernando Torres doesn't join Milan, the club could set their sights on young Italian striker Fabio Borini, according to both Sky Sport Italia and La Gazzetta dello Sport (via Football Italia).
Borini has Serie A experience from his time at Roma but has been playing in the Premier League with a host of different clubs.
The player is owned by Liverpool but spent last season on loan with Sunderland, where he scored a few memorable goals. He's a player with decent pace who makes clever runs in the box. Borini isn't a very physical presence but is capable with the ball at his feet.