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Mercato Madness: AC Milan poised for Napoli double swoop?

AC Milan are looking to shore up their roster with a pair of Napoli players who appear to be on the outs in Naples.

"NO! I DON'T WANT TO GO TO MILAN! ANYWHERE BUT MILAN!"
"NO! I DON'T WANT TO GO TO MILAN! ANYWHERE BUT MILAN!"
Dino Panato

Two of the players most commonly linked with a move away from Napoli this season have been Blerim Dzemaili and Goran Pandev, and if reports in Italy today are true, they may wind up finding the same new home before much longer.

AC Milan have been making quite a few moves of late, bringing in four new players recently while shipping out eight others who have played roles of varying size over the last few years as Filippo Inzaghi tries to get a functioning squad put together. After a preseason campaign that can generously be described as "rough", the fallen giants are looking to make more changes to try to right the ship.

The hot rumor has them bringing in Alessio Cerci, but at a rumored price of some €20 million, Milan might not be able to afford the Italian striker. According to Corriere dello Sport, that means that Milan have shifted their gaze to Napoli and a pair of players thought to be surplus to requirements in their squad: Blerim Dzemaili and Goran Pandev.

Supposedly Milan mostly just want Dzemaili, but might also be willing to take Pandev on as an alternative to the more expensive Cerci. CdS moots a €5 million fee for the pair, which seems rather low to be legit. That sort of fee for one or the other feels about right, but for both just doesn't seem right at all. Admittedly, both players are entering the final year of their contracts, which reduces Napoli's leverage in transfer negotiations significantly, but that's a "scraping the bottom of the barrel" fee, which for Dzemaili at least feels insulting.

If Milan really want Pandev and a midfielder for €5 million, Napoli have a bonafide Uruguayan international midfielder available that would be just perfect for them...