MN24: Milan expected to thin out the centre-back department – the duo most likely to leave

By Oliver Fisher -

Paolo Maldini is expected to work on thinning out the centre-back department after Fikayo Tomori’s permanent signing, according to a report.

MilanNews24 writes how Tomori’s arrival was made official yesterday which means that Stefano Pioli – 20 days before the start of preseason on 8 July – finds himself with a centre-back department consisting of six players. In addition to the Englishman there is Simon Kjaer, Alessio Romagnoli, Matteo Gabbia, Pierre Kalulu and Mattia Caldara currently present in the squad.

The report adds how of these six the duo who are most in the balance are Romagnoli and Caldara. The former has a contract expiring in a year with nothing to suggest that a renewal is imminent.

The latter meanwhile has a contract with the Rossoneri until 2023, but returns after an unsuccessful loan at Atalanta who have decided not to pay the €15m option to buy. After an impressive coup, the directors must now work on generating funds through sales.

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