CM: Maldini wanted Milan full-back to leave in summer but player refused

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan director Paolo Maldini had made up his mind to sell Andrea Conti in the summer, according to a report.

Conti was heavily linked with an exit in the last window, with Sky Sport‘s Manuele Baiocchini (via Calciomercato.com) claiming that the former Atalanta man was considering his options after learning of interest from Parma.

Davide Calabria is above him in the pecking order meaning that his future is still up in the air, especially given the recent links with a number of different right-backs.

Tottenham’s Serge Aurier, Everton’s Djibril Sidibe and Lille’s Mehmet Zeki Celik are three names being considered to replace the struggling Conti it has been claimed.

As per Calciomercato.comMaldini was clear in the summer with Conti’s agent about his plan for the 25-year-old.

He wanted to loan Conti to Parma to make him regain confidence on the field, but the player and his entourage wanted to stay at Milan and fight for his place with Calabria.


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