A new transfer strategy is set to be brought in at AC Milan which will see the club only sign players under the age of 25 going forward.
The Diavolo had recently been considering moves for more experienced players in the January window and were mulling over deals for both Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Cesc Fabregas, neither of which materialised.
However, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the hierarchy at the club have now decided on a fresh approach which will see Milan focus on youth going forward by excluding potential arrivals over the age of 25.
He will in fact train with his new teammates for the first time on Monday ahead of the Supercoppa Italiana as he begins his new adventure in Italian football.
Milan’s new policy in terms of transfers is reflected in their prime January targets, who are Stefano Sensi and Yannick Carrasco, both of whom fit the bill, while they have also been linked with a summer switch for Lorenzo Pellegrini of Roma.
Sensi, now 23, has featured in 47 Italian top flight games, is a prime midfield target for the Diavolo, who are keen on a loan move with the right to purchase him permanently in the summer given their current budgetary restrictions, although goalkeeper Alessandro Plizzari may be included as part of the transfer.
They are also working on a deal for Carrasco, with the 25-year-old reportedly keen on a European return from his spell in China, having previously impressed with both Monaco and Atletico Madrid.