Milan are expected to sign former Roma director of sport Frederic ‘Ricky’ Massara as early as today, with Marco Giampaolo as Coach on Friday.

The Rossoneri have been in the unusual position of beginning the summer transfer window without a director of sport, as Leonardo resigned on the same day as Gennaro Gattuso’s exit by mutual consent.

They had targeted Lazio’s Igli Tare, but he opted to remain at the club where he has been for a decade.

Milan instead turned to Massara, who just last week saw Roma opt not to extend his contract, as he has been replaced by Gianluca Petrachi of Torino.

Massara was Monchi’s right-hand man, then took the main role once the Spaniard resigned in March.

He had been at Roma since 2011, although had briefly left in 2017.

Meanwhile, Sampdoria Coach Giampaolo is expected to be appointed on Friday, once he has terminated his contract by mutual consent.

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