CM: Milan at a crossroads with 11 players set to leave before 2021-22 season – the latest

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan have some big decisions to make as 11 players are currently on contracts which will expire in the next 13 months.

As Calciomercato.com reveal, Milan will decide who to renew and who to let go based on technical and economic criteria, with some decisions having already been made while others are on hold until the season ends and the Rossoneri’s new direction is clear.

Six players are tied to Milan until June 30: Lucas Biglia, Giacomo Bonaventura, Asmir Begovic, Simon Kjaer, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Alexis Saelemaekers.

The first two have already been informed of the decision not to renew, but Kjaer and Saelemaekers could be bought permanently for a small fee from Sevilla and Anderlecht respectively.

Instead there is uncertainty about Begovic, who was wanted by Boban in January with the Croatian of course no longer at the club.

Ibrahimovic is a separate case: Zlatan is doing well in the Rossoneri but wants to keep playing, and if he cannot do it at Milan he will change clubs again. The meeting with Gazidis and Rangnick will be decisive, probably between late May and early June.

In terms of those expiring in 2021 there is of course Gianluigi Donnarumma, who Raiola wants to move abroad, with his brother Antonio’s future tied to what happens with Gigio. Italy’s number one to date is not certain of staying at Milan after 30 June 2021, while it is the same for Mateo Musacchio, who has lost his starting spot and evaluates the possibility of leaving.

Hakan Calhanoglu has a good chance to renewing as Rangnick wanted him at RB Leipzig as well as Ante Rebic, who arrived last summer on a two-year loan from Eintracht Frankfurt, with Milan ready to explore a permanent deal.

Whatever the fate of the aforementioned 11 players one thing is clear: the Rossoneri have the chance to rebuild, but they cannot afford any more mistakes.

Tags AC Milan Alexis Saelemaekers Ante Rebic Asmir Begovic Giacomo Bonaventura Gianluigi Donnarumma Hakan Calhanoglu Lucas Biglia Mateo Musacchio Simon Kjaer Zlatan Ibrahimovic