AC Milan sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli says the club will not make any January signings despite the club languishing being in the bottom half of the Serie A table.
Mirabelli has led the club in bringing in a host of players, including Portugal striker Andre Silva and Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci, in the off-season thanks to heavy capital influx from Chinese investors.
However, the Rossoneri have struggled for results and only won one of their last four Serie A matches — a narrow home success against Crotone last time out — despite heavy investment in the squad.
“This weekend I will be in Germany to watch a few games but we won’t sign anybody in January,” Mirabelli said. “We won’t do anything, I’ll tell you that as official information. There could be some outgoings, but these will be small things.”
Few of Milan’s arrivals have made a significant impact, with Andre Silva yet to score in Serie A and having already been linked with a switch to Championship leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Results have not improved despite the sacking of Vincenzo Montella from the team coach position, with replacement Gennaro Gattuso leading Milan to only two league wins from his six games in charge, although the Rossoneri beat rivals Inter to reach the Coppa Italia semi-finals.
“We needed to give a strong signal to the youngsters in terms of Milan DNA,” Mirabelli said. “Rino was chosen, full stop.”
“He’s not a makeshift solution, I take responsibility and I’m happy with the way he’s working. It took hard work to improve, there were already aggravating circumstances in December. I’ve found someone who works even more than me.”