GdS: Milan’s defence set for an overhaul – the two areas targeted and the players up for sale

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan will undergo changes in the defensive department this summer with two new signings set to arrive, a report claims.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanLive), Milan are looking for a right-back and a centre-back who can alternate with the current starters.

However, they will also have to sell players who they deem no longer part of the plans. For example, at least one of Davide Calabria and Andrea Conti will leave after an unconvincing season.

The idea is to turn to another full-back (such as Spurs’ Serge Aurier or PSV’s Denzel Dumfries) and let one of the aforementioned duo go. Calabria is more likely to say goodbye as his sale would result in pure capital gains.

On the left, Theo Hernandez will remain and Milan will refuse any attempt to sign the Frenchman. The two alternatives are leaving: Diego Laxalt has some offers, for now still informal. Ricardo Rodriguez, on the other hand, will change clubs again.

Finally, there will be no big movements at centre-back. The starting duo of Romagnoli-Kjaer is untouchable, as well as Matteo Gabbia who has many loan requests, but will not leave Milanello for the moment.

In reality, Mateo Musacchio will also remain: the Argentine is considered transferable, but the ankle injury has effectively removed him from the market. The only one who is almost certain to say goodbye is Leo Duarte, and a return to Brazil cannot be ruled out.

Tags AC Milan Alessio Romagnoli Andrea Conti Davide Calabria Diego Laxalt Leo Duarte Mateo Musacchio Ricardo Rodriguez Simon Kjaer

1 Comment

  1. Perttu Junnonaho says:

    Duarte was almost always injured, and did not get to show his best game, so we must keep him at least a another year!

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