AC Milan set to splash the cash on Real Madrid's Casemiro
The Italian giants are not finished with their summer spending spree and now want Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro in a bid to bring the club back to its glory days.
AC Milan have been heavily spending in the summer since the club was bought over by wealthy businessmen from China and recruited four players - Ricardo Rodriguez, Andre Silva, Mateo Musacchio and Franck Kessie for a combined total of €75 million.
They now want to make Real Madrid's Casemiro their fifth signing of the summer and are willing to spend any amount on the player, according to Spanish news outlet Don Balon.
Many plaudits have argued that Casemiro has been the standout performer for Real and the reason why Los Blancos were successful in the La Liga and Champions League winning season.
He had an 84 percent pass completion rate, 78 percent successful take-ons, 60 percent aerial duels won, and an average of five tackles won in every game. He also won 33 tackles in the Champions League, more than any other player.
AC Milan recognizes this trait and wants the player to bring some solidity and grit in the team.
Although Madrid would be unwilling to sell such an important player, they have confirmed that Marcos Llorente, a Real Madrid youth team player who went on loan to Aalves this past season, will be joining the first team squad. Zidane is believed to be a huge fan of him and will be open to the idea of Llorente taking over Casemiro.