AC Milan looking to offer Robinho to Vasco in bid for Dedé
Italian sports newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport is reporting that AC Milan are looking to offer Vasco da Gama their Brazilian striker Robinho as part of a deal to take highly rated defender Dedé to San Siro.
AC Milan have suffered a terrible start to the Serie A season and currently lie 13th in the table after losing 5 of their first 9 games, with coach Massimiliano Allegri's future hanging by a thread.
The club hierarchy have targeted former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola as a replacement for Allegri and while getting the coach to cut short his sabbatical in New York will be hard, it seems the club are planning a player overhaul this January.
According to the report, Milan see Dedé as "a giant and the only true heir to Thiago Silva", who moved to PSG this summer, and are hoping to use Robinho as a bargaining chip in a deal with Vasco, who are likely to demand 15m Euros for the defender.
AC Milan are not only looking to move Robinho on but also are looking to offload Alexandre Pato and Kevin-Prince Boateng in a bid to cut the wage bill and raise funds for reinvestment.