Stefano Pioli has asked the management to sell Alexis Saelemaekers this summer and his decision is not only based on ‘technical reasons’, a journalist has claimed.
According to Andrea Longoni in his latest for MilanNews, the ‘challenge’ for Geoffrey Moncada and Giorgio Furlani in the next few days is to sell players no longer deemed part of the plans.
With more revenues from sales, the level of incoming signings to complete the squad could also go up as a result, with the likes of Fode Ballo-Toure, Mattia Caldara and Divock Origi the most obvious candidates.
However, Longoni adds an interesting note on Saelemaekers, whose departure ‘appears to be an explicit request from Mister Pioli’ and ‘it is said not only for technical reasons’.
That certainly implies that there is more than just on-field reasons for the potential separation between Milan and the Belgian winger after three and a half years, more of which could emerge in the coming weeks.