Milan boss Pioli discusses Spurs-linked striker and Politano rumours; explains Caldara’s exit

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan boss Stefano Pioli has addressed rumours surrounding the Rossoneri’s interest in a winger and explained Mattia Caldara’s exit – as well as the future of Spurs-linked Krzysztof Piatek.

The Rossoneri face the trip to Sardegna on Saturday afternoon to face a Cagliari side who have lost their last three games. Milan have a favourable record against the Rossoblu, having lost just one of their last 31 competitive games against them.

Pioli has called up 22 players for the game at the Sardegna Arena with no shock absentees, while a number of outlets are predicting that he will use a 4-4-2 formation with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Rafael Leao up front.

However at the moment it is the transfer market which is dominating the headlines, with rumours that Zvonomir Boban is planning another revolution this month.

Pioli was asked about the decision to let Mattia Caldara leave for Atalanta, with the 25-year-old currently undergoing his medical in Bergamo as per multiple reports.

“We made technical and physical evaluations and we believe we can improve the squad with other players,” he explained (via

Reports from Di Marzio earlier in the week stated that Milan want to sign winger Matteo Politano from Inter, but Pioli remained coy.

“Politano? I do not like speaking about players that aren’t in my squad.

“It’s not my role to handle the transfer market. We are ready for the next game, I hope that a new defender arrives soon.”

The head coach was also asked about the future of Krzysztof Piatek who continues to be linked with a move to the Premier League, with Spurs seemingly pressing hard.

“We have to live with the transfer market but given our current position everyone has to be fully focused on games. Piatek is called up and will be available for tomorrow.”

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