There is a risk that there could be multiple players who are left spending at least a few months on the sideline unless they find a new club by the end of the window.
La Gazzetta dello Sport speak about the situations of Mattia Caldara, Fode Ballo-Touré, Alexis Saelemaekers, Chaka Traoré and Divock Origi, more specifically what would happen to these players if in the end they were to stay.
Saelemaekers is the least of the Rossoneri’s worries at the moment because he is currently undergoing his medical before joining Bologna on a loan with option to buy deal.
After that, there are two players who have appeared out of action since early summer: Origi and Caldara. There was a moment in which it was assumed that if the mercato did not bring the right additions they would become useful again.
However, the Rossoneri management took action in both cases by signing Noah Okafor and Marco Pellegrino, so now if Origi and Caldara don’t leave would very seriously risk being sat in the stands until the window reopens.
The Belgian seems to be attracting interest from a couple of Italian clubs and Burnley in the Premier League but the story is always the same: he is basically a prisoner of his €4m net per season salary.
The situation changes partially when talking abut Ballo-Touré, because unlike his team-mates he clearly expressed a desire to be sold in order to be able to play more. Despite this, he is still here as he has rejected destinations and Milan have turned down offers.
If he stays, he would return to being the deputy to Theo Hernandez and Davide Bartesaghi would return on a permanent basis to the Primavera.
Finally, Chaka Traoré has been promoted on a permanent basis from the Primavera to the first team, but he evidently will get little playing time and thus a loan spell is being sought.