Pioli to be 11 men down for the start of preseason – reinforcements are a necessity

By Oliver Fisher -

There are nine days until AC Milan report for preseason and head coach Stefano Pioli will be hoping that his squad looks a bit more complete by then. writes how Milan will meet at Milanello for the start of the season on July 8 and it will not be a straightforward reconvening because of the European Championships. The preparation will start without the players who took part in the tournament, such as Ante Rebic, Simon Kjaer and Mike Maignan, while Pierre Kalulu and Franck Kessie will head for the Olympics in July.

Maldini and Massara are therefore at work to be able to flesh out the squad, which has lost Hakan Calhanoglu, Mario Mandzukic, Soualiho Meite, Brahim Diaz, Diogo Dalot and Sandro Tonali. The squad is a bit bare at the moment but the Rossoneri are expected to welcome back Brahim and Tonali in the coming days. Then, it will be up to new signings.

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Tags AC Milan Ante Rebic Brahim Diaz Diogo Dalot Hakan Calhanoglu Mario Mandzukic Mike Maignan Pierre Kalulu Sandro Tonali Simon Kjaer Soualiho Meite
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