CorSport: Alternative to Rangnick, Donnarumma replacement identified as Gazidis eyes lost-cost Milan

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are set for a revolution this summer with regards to the playing squad, a report claims, with a heavy emphasis to be placed upon youth.

Financial Fair Play and the economic impacts of the COVID-19 emergency will force the Rossoneri to make even more cuts to the wage budget.

As reported by il Corriere dello Sport on Saturday (via MilanLive), Milan will impose a new salary cap of €2.5million per player per year.

Napoli’s Alex Meret is an option to replace Gianluigi Donnarumma, who is set to leave the club if a new deal cannot be agreed, and Davide Calabria or Ricardo Rodriguez could be offered in an exchange deal.

In attack, Rafael Leão would be the starting striker given Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s likely exit, and he will be supported by a trio of Ante Rebic, Hakan Calhanoglu and Samuel Castillejo.

On the bench, beware of surprises: with Ralf Rangnick in doubt, the chances of Luciano Spalletti taking over have risen.

The following formation with their respective salaries would result: Meret (1.5); Conti (2), Gabbia (0.6), Kjaer (1.2), Theo Hernandez (2); Kessie (2), Bennacer (1.5); Castillejo (1.5), Hakan Calhanoglu (2.5), Rebic (2); Leão (1.4).


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