MN: Milan’s attack could be revamped – latest on Calhanoglu and Hauge plus six targets

By Oliver Fisher -

It seems as though AC Milan’s market revolves around what will happen with Hakan Calhanoglu, according to a report.

MilanNews writes that after having shown Gianluigi Donnarumma the door, Milan will not wait long for Calhanoglu’s response having offered €4m net per season to the playmaker, with the request currently €6m. The line dictated by the owners and the management is clear: the offer will not be raised nor will any kind of pressure from agents be tolerated.

On the left Ante Rebic and Rafael Leao seem set to stay, while Jens Petter Hauge could leave and the Norwegian could come in handy as a counterpart to secure another target. If Calhanoglu does not renew with Milan, the most likely alternatives are Josip Ilicic, Rodrigo De Paul, Matteo Pessina and also Papu Gomez, who would gladly return to Italy after his experience at Sevilla.

There is the renewal of the loan with Brahim Diaz’s Real Madrid to evaluate too as the Rossoneri are pushing for the loan to be extended while the LaLiga side would either like to sell outright or bring him back to base.

Alexis Saelemaekers is a staple in Stefano Pioli’s squad, but Samu Castillejo is not. The Spaniard is on the list of players who can leave, with one between Domenico Berardi of Sassuolo and Jonathan Ikoné of Lille as his potential replacements.


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Tags AC Milan Ante Rebic Brahim Diaz Domenico Berardi Hakan Calhanoglu Jens Petter Hauge Jonathan Ikone josip Ilicic Matteo Pessina Papu Gomez Rafael Leao Rodrigo De Paul

12 Comments

  1. astefin says:

    Keep Hauge please. He can be a sensantional…

    1. milanfansfromchina says:

      It will definitely be stupid to give up on Hauge, who has huge talent and is currently a victim of Pioli’s tactic preference, IMHO.

      What he has showed in EPL and goals in Seria A speaks volume of his great potential!

  2. Basten says:

    Milan should release Calhanoglu and get better 2 playmaker either De Paul or Vlasic.
    Ilicic is also a better experience player who can play both attacking or right wing and knows how to breakdown opponent defence; let forget about his age, we need his experience and quality in the Seria A and Champions League. Ibra is way older than him and is during well cos of the injury bothering him.

    If Hauge (loan or sell or included in any deal). I can see how useless the coach and management is. This guy have not get enough time compare to Rebic or Leao (who get tired easily).
    Hauge has the spirit to become a champion. I believe in Hauge so…so much. He needs more playing time to understand his team’s and the league. I hope Pioli don’t kill Hauge spirit!!

    We have player like Krunic who has no impact in the team. Why can’t Milan include Krunic+cash to De Paul deal? We still have more player coming in from loan Conti, Laxalt and even Caldera can be include in any potential deals.

    1. Musa says:

      Nice one

  3. I am Forzza says:

    Alexis Saelemaekers is the main player of Stefano Pioli’s team hahaha.. The great thing cannot be a better Milan for Serie B;If Colhanoglu leaves, Milan will no longer be able to be 10 in Serie A.Milan does not have the money of 40 million to bring a player, it can only borrow a 34-year-old player from Atalanta or a free transfer if a player who wants to play in Milan like this is run by an ELIOT mafia structure that does not want to pay its players

  4. Cruzio says:

    I agree 100% with you @Basten. Hauge is a sensation and anytime he was called up from the bench he has always delivered with a goal or two. Including Hauge in any deal will be so stupid of our management. The guy should be given enough time just like Messi at barcelona years back. I see the guy win Balon D’Or in the future.

  5. Roses says:

    Don’t you f*** dare, don’t you know he already saved you from f*** losing against sampdoria thus you ‘re in second place now. This young wonder should be untouchable by ane means. Just give him f*** time to play in the next season than you can f*** decide whether to keep or release him.

  6. fx hndri says:

    pioli … why you asked maldini to bought hauge if you does not give him time and space to shows what his worth.

    it does not make sense that the other coach can see what would hauge can be , but pioli can not see…..

    please do not make same mistake once again like you dumped hauge in uefa league….

    1. Tan says:

      Maldini and the AC Milan management. For the future of Milan, please do not sell Hauge. For so little playing time and yet netted some goals and assists is already considered a win. Not sure what did this poor fellow has done to offend Poli. Sell him and regret in the future.

      Ask yourself, Maldini? Why did u sign him in the first place. This is because you have seen the potential in him. Why allow Poli to dictate your judgement?

  7. Tan says:

    Maldini and the AC Milan management. For the future of Milan, please do not sell Hauge. For so little playing time and yet netted some goals and assists is already considered a win. Not sure what did this poor fellow has done to offend Poli. Sell him and regret in the future.

    Ask yourself, Maldini? Why did u sign him in the first place. This is because you have seen the potential in him. Why allow Poli to dictate your judgement?

  8. Petz says:

    Need to keep Hauge so he can convince Haaland to join us!!! 😛

  9. Heri says:

    Please… not for sale Hauge…..

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