AC Milan have not been messing about this transfer window.

The San Siro club finished in sixth place in Serie A last season, thus earning a place in next season's Europa League.

But Vincenzo Montella and the club's Chinese owners were fully aware going into the summer window, that in order to bring the club back up to the level it reached back in the peak of its powers, a flurry of high-quality signings was desperately needed and that's exactly what has happened.

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As well as finally getting first-choice Gianluigi Donnarumma to extend his stay with the club, big-spending Milan have signed the likes of Andre Conti, Mateo Musacchio, Ricardo Rodriguez, Hakan Calhanoglu, Franck Kessie, Fabio Borini, Leonardo Bonucci, Andre Silva and Lucas Biglia.

It's essentially a brand new team going into the 2017/18 Serie A campaign, where the Rossoneri are expected to seriously challenge Juventus for the Scudetto following their summer dealings.

There's been plenty of discussion in regards to the options Montella has available to him next season, so I've decided to put together the following XI that AC could field:

As seen, the above team is in a 4-3-3 system but Milan's impressive business means that they will able to rotate and change formations next term to suit specific games. In order to give Juventus a real run for the money at the top of the table - something they haven't really had for a few years now, squad depth is absolutely crucial.

Montella's Milan would appear to have that, though, as there are several notable omissions from the Milan side I've put together. Alessio Romagnoli, Manuel Locatelli, Giacomo Bonaventura, Fabio Borini, Carlos Bacca, Mattia De Sciglio, Ignazio Abate and Gabriel Paletta are just a few of the other options in the squad.

Evidently, many players will be heading for the exit door but everything points to Milan continuing their summer spree even further. Portuguese publication @Record_Portugal are reporting that AC Milan have offered to take Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches on loan with a €47m option to buy.

The report claims that Milan want to take him on a two-year loan spell for €7 million, with the option to buy coming into play in two years time. Bayern chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, has confirmed Milan's interest in the 19-year old.

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Even with the addition of €38 addition of Portugal international Andre Silva, a born goalscorer, the club appear to be desperate to land another top-level striker.

Links to Torino's Andrea Belotti and Borussia Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang won't go away, while reports today claim that Milan are closing in on a £61 million move for Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata.

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According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Montella's side are 'on the verge' of landing the 24-year old, who was heavily linked with Manchester United but a deal never materialised and the Red Devils opted to sign Romelu Lukaku in a £75 million deal.

Whatever happens between now and the transfer window slamming shut, Milan are sure to have a hugely improved squad when the 2017/18 campaign kicks off.

Do you think Milan are genuine title contenders? Who else should they try and sign this summer?

Sound off in the comments section below.

Josh Lawless

Writer who specialises in football and wrestling. Firm believer that Martin Demichelis is the greatest player in history. Subway Fridays are the best.

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