AC Milan are looking to rebuild the club by signing young players, who are capable of playing at the peak for the next five years. This has led to the club bringing in players like Mario Balotelli in recent transfer windows, but there has been a significant drop in quality over the last few years. The Milan team, who were once challenging for the title, are now fighting to even get into the top half of the table. The club have been enduring a very bad run in the first half of the season, which sees them 11th in the table after just 18 matches.

Milan will be looking to strengthen the team in January in order to have a much better second half to the season. They have already brought in Honda from CSKA Moscow on a free transfer. The Japanese is one of the quality players around and he has cost the club nothing. The 27-year-old is now expected to be joined by FC Porto midfielder Fernando. The 26-year-old has been linked heavily with a move away from the Portuguese club. The likes of Liverpool and Manchester United have been linked with him, but it now seems that Milan are in the lead.

Milan vice president Adriano Galliani, though, has rejected those rumours.

“There is nothing in particular. Many players are followed, but for Fernando, there aren’t any open negotiations. Anyway, he’s a good player. Now we have a group of 30 players and we must sell. Honda and Rami have arrived. Let’s see about letting someone leave because we have too much,” said the Milan vice president.

Milan returned from the winter break with a 3-0 win over Atalanta, and this promises to improve the fortunes of the seven time Champions League winners. They are also involved in the knockout stages of the Champions League as well.