Despite the fact that the 2022-23 season has not yet officially drawn to a close, predictions regarding how AC Milan might line up next season have already begun.
Today’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport (as seen below) talks about the potential starting line-up that Milan could field next season if they get deals over the line for the players considered to be their main targets.
Mike Maignan is in net with an unchanged back four of Davide Calabria, Malick Thiaw, Fikayo Tomori and Theo Hernandez, with Sandro Tonali in the double pivot alongside Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who seems to be getting closer to joining from Chelsea.
Brahim Diaz is down as the right winger presuming he is signed permanently from Real Madrid, with Daichi Kamada as the attacking midfielder who is expected to join on a free from Eintracht Frankfurt, and Rafael Leao on the left wing.
The number one centre-forward option is Lois Openda with Olivier Giroud his alternative, and Marko Arnautovic also down as a potential third choice.
Projected Milan XI (4-2-3-1): Maignan; Calabria, Thiaw, Tomori, Theo Hernandez; Loftus-Cheek, Tonali; Brahim Diaz, Kamada, Leao; Openda (Giroud/Arnautovic).