Massimiliano Mirabelli’s position as AC Milan sporting director appears to be in jeopardy as the club’s hierarchy have blocked a potential summer arrival he was planning.
He has only been at the Rossoneri for little over a year and was the man charged with overseeing last summer’s massive spending splurge but is now in danger of being the man who pays for the club’s failure to secure Champions League football.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Mirabelli had a deal in place for the signing of Shakhtar Donetsk’s Bernard, who is available on a free transfer this summer upon the expiration of his contract.
That move was on the back of already having others set up for the arrivals of Ivan Strinic and Pepe Reina, also on frees, but that move will not be greenlit by the club and instead Mirabelli’s position is now under threat.
The Elliott group are becoming more involved in the running of the club and have asked for the directorial structure of the club to be strengthened at the end of the campaign.
It has already been confirmed that there will be no big spending as was witnessed last summer when almost €250 million was spent by the Diavolo but despite that investment, they have failed to achieve their number one target of a top four finish, with the 48-year-old set to pay for it with his job.