With Serie A still suspended and many plans and ideas discussed Italian football might finally return on June 19th. The Coppa might restart a few days earlier and continue it’s semifinal with Milan still in with a shout vs Juventus.
Bundesliga recently restarted without any in the stands and so far has worked as well as one can expect. A few leagues like the Belgian Jupiler Pro League already cancelled the 2019-2020 season but Italy apparently can not afford to and will press ahead. A medical protocol has been set up and individual and group training will hope to succeed so Calcio can finish the season.
The still not official schedule will hope to finish the season by late August with matches mostly at night to avoid summer heat. After that the teams have envisioned a transfer window that runs through the month of September and early October before the next season can start. A lot is still unknown and Italy is not alone in it pandemic uncertainty.
Stadium plans move ahead as well and so do the daily diet of transfer rumours. How much of it can be believed especially in no physical meeting times is a good question. In Milan’s case the identity of future management is still not certain though this has not stopped many from speculating on Ralf Rangnick’s transfer plans. The German is still on a path to take over – at least in a management capacity – and bring about a real youth movement built for the future in an image that will take Milan in an unfamiliar direction. Many names have been mentioned with a few more notable ones below:
- Luka Jovic, 22 years old forward, Real Madrid. To replace possible outgoing Ibra.
- Denzel Dumfries, 24 years old right back, PSV. Finding a solution to Conti and Calabria problem.
- Dominik Szoboszlai, 19 years old midfielder, Red Bull Salzburg. Rebuild the midfield and replace the outgoing Bonaventura.
- Florentino Luis, 20 years old midfielder, Benfica. Another piece in the midfield rebuild to complement Bennacer.