Monday 21st August, 2017
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It's been a whirlwind week for AC Milan following Yonghong Li's takeover of the club followed by the drama of the Derby della Madonnina. As things begin to settle, work is underway to start shaping the future of the club under its new ownership.

From meetings with Vincenzo Montella to promises over prioritising renewals for key players and identifying ideal summer transfer targets, there will be no time for Li and his hierarchy to bask in the glory of running their own European powerhouse.

Instead, CEO Marco Fassone and sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli met with the Milan coach on Tuesday night as they begin to plot the best way to go about strengthening this squad.

As expected, a whole host of names have been linked with a move to the San Siro this summer, and for Milan supporters, it's pretty clear what areas need to be addressed. While a central defensive partner for Alessio Romagnoli and a midfield star are essential, it has become progressively clear this season that Montella needs to replace Carlos Bacca.

It's worth starting by noting that the Colombian international is a top player. Having topped the goalscoring charts at Milan last season with 18 in Serie A, combined with a further 13 this season, it's clear that he's been the most consistent source of goals for the club.

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