According to various reports, AC Milan are unlikely to permanently sign loanees Soualiho Meite and Diogo Dalot.
The Portuguese fullback’s game time has been limited to the Europa League, largely due to Theo Hernandez and Davide Calabria’s imposing form this season. Since arriving in the summer, Dalot has only made nineteen appearances for the Rossoneri, amassing a goal and two assists in the process. He has been very inconsistent since he arrived, especially with his recent displays, all suggesting he would return to Manchester come June.
Torino midfielder Soualiho Meite arrived in January with an option to buy around €8-9 million. Milan head coach Stefano Pioli has repeatedly said he wants four holding midfielders that he can count on, and Meite was brought in to accompany Franck Kessie, Ismael Bennacer, and Sandro Tonali respectively. Bennacer’s injury struggles have helped Meite find consistent game time, but he has yet to justify his €8-9 million buy-option. He received a lot of criticism after the 3-0 defeat to Atalanta, where he started as an attacking midfielder and was often caught ball-chasing. Naturally a holding midfielder, Meite cannot be blamed for his performance against La Dea, however, it seems as though both his form and confidence have never recovered from that defeat.
Milan will likely continue their search for another midfielder when the market reopens, as well as finding a deputy to Theo Hernadez. Until then, both Dalot and Meite still have time to prove their worth to Milan.