As we head into the final days of the summer transfer window, the AC Milan management are trying to find accommodation for a number of players.
Calciomercato.com have given a rundown on the players that could leave before the window shuts, starting with Alexis Saelemaekers. The Belgian has known for months that he is not part of Pioli’s plans and Real Betis seem a genuine option.
There is already an agreement between the player and the Seville-based club over a four-year deal, but there is still no offer on Milan’s table and they expect to get €8-10m from his sale.
Divock Origi has rejected an offer from Saudi Arabia that came in June or July. He is now struggling to find a solution, largely because of his €4.5m net per season salary.
The former Liverpool player is aiming for a return to the Premier League, but only an enquiry from Sheffield United has arrived at the moment. If he stays, he risks being excluded from the squad lists.
Regarding Fodé Ballo-Touré, Milan hope to unblock the situation regarding the full-back, who in recent weeks said no to OGC Nice and Fulham, after being sought by Bologna as well.
Now Werder Bremen are trying, but there is a gap between offer and demand. The talks continue without the urgency of having to buy another left-back because the club will trust Davide Bartesaghi as the new deputy to Theo Hernandez.
Lorenzo Colombo will sign a renewal until 2028 in the next few days and Monza are waiting to welcome him on loan, but before giving the go-ahead the Rossoneri have to sign another striker.
Simon Kjaer is increasingly destined to remain despite the interest of Sampdoria, while Mattia Caldara can leave. Hellas Verona are considering him, but the salary of over €2m net per season is a major obstacle.
Fenerbahce have put Rade Krunic in their sights and offered him a pay rise from €1.5m net per season to €3.5m, but the Rossoneri have not received any official offers. Milan have been clear: an offer of €10-12m is needed to consider a sale.
Yacine Adli attracted interest from Ajax and Salernitana, but no offers arrived. The management have made it clear he can leave but in the meantime, the former Bordeaux player is working and dreaming of carving out space for himself at Milan.