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In any case the team won't be rebuilt in one window, even if huge money is available it will take 3 or 4 or more. I am not sure top 3 is easy even after 150 million (at least thankfully CL becomes top 4 next season)
Top 3 won't be easy, but it will be attainable if the money is spent the right way. Anyway, like you said Reza, we need to be in the top 4 which will also be difficult.

I don't think that we need 3-4 windows of spending to rebuild the squad. That would be the case if this was the team of 2-3 years ago. However this squad already has some quality young players that hopefully will only keep growing within the next couple of years. As it's been said many times before Donnarumma, Romagnoli, Locatelli, Bonaventura, Suso.....that's already half of a starting 11 and all of them have plenty of years (hopefully at the top level) ahead of them. If we buy 2-3 quality players this summer to compliment those 5, and than get another 2-3 during the next summer, we should be set. After that, we would be in a position to only make 1-2 signings per year for whatever need we have or if the opportunity to strengthen the team arrises. Add that to the possibility of continuing this project of developing and promoting 1 or 2 youth players per year, and we should be in a good place.

It all starts this summer though. In order for any of those things above to happen, we can not have another "missed" transfer window. We have to make smart moves this summer. Bad moves this summer will set us back even further and we may even start losing those 5 players that I listed above.
I'm trying to figure out how we even spend 150m. I don't think we're in play for any big names. It would be great to land one or two though. CB, LB, CM, LW, and FW..
There is a danger that it will be wasted on the likes of Kalinic when big names go to CL teams. Fassone and Mirabelli are facing a big test.
Break the bank. Do whatever it takes.
Troy, ultimately money talks, so if we can offer enticing deals, then there's no reason not to hope for decent additions. We can also play the card that there's space for players to take on responsibility at Milan, and we should really try to use this. That's how other clubs have done it, just look at Chelsea, City, PSG and so on and where they started from when they got money.

For example, let's take Morata. At Real he plays second fiddle to names like Ronaldo and Bale, he's never going to lead that side with the way things appear. At Milan, he'd be not just a starter, but he'd be a star name for the club. We offer that with money and assurances that the side will be competitive (which it will if we make additions like this), then we've got an opportunity to try and bring him in, even if it means a year without CL.

Same goes for a guy like Kovacic, at Real he's not guaranteed a role of the importance he'd have at Milan, being the star in a new project. Mostly, it's really important that rather than trying to get trying to replace half the squad in one summer, we get 3-4 absolute top guys first and foremost to make the team competitive. Bring in players that can immediately help raise the quality of this team.

What I don't get is how adding names like Musacchio and Kalinic in the most important roles we need to reinforce in helps raise this team to the levels we expect. We simply have to think bigger than these guys, adding players who aren't just of great quality, but also marquee signings that will increase the appeal of the club to other players. It's a show of intent and while it's damn difficult to pull off, we have to try if we're going to do what we hope to.

It's not impossible, but we have to understand where there are possibilities. For example, Bayern have 3 CBs of very high quality in Hummels, Boateng and Martinez. It's evident that with Boateng's injuries this year they haven't had to worry about who to drop, but going forward this will happen, and I doubt any of them wouldn't want to be a starter, so it's an avenue to explore. Personally, I'd have liked for us to look at Felipe of Porto this summer, but it seems he's destined for Real. If so, they have the same issue there as they will have Felipe, Varane, Nacho and Sergio Ramos. I simply can't see them keeping all 4 happy, so again it's something to explore.

Alternatively we look at big fish in little ponds. If we're struggling to get top team players, we look at names like Berardi or Bernadeschi etc and find opportunities where we can strengthen by taking the best from teams that would struggle to hold onto players if we came calling.
Agreed completely. My fear is that we can't offer the same wages as teams in PL etc. I see Morata going to PL.
Possibly yes, especially as I think he has a good relationship with Juve and Conte apparently wants him. He's not the only option out there though
Plenty of time for more names to pop up but the only three I've read are Aubameyang, Morata, and Kalinic. Huge drop off from Morata to Kalinic.
Donnamaruna
Locatelli
De sciglio
Romagnoli
Deulofeu
Bonaventura

We need to replace everyone else. 150 million ain't gonna help us with that many positions. But then again, maybe if we become less shit players like bertolacci will finally start to shine?
James rodriguez @ 70m?
Mussachio @ 25m?
Benzema @ 30m?

That's 125m already!
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