SM: AC Milan Women set for big personnel changes this summer – the latest news

By Steph Insixiengmay -

The Serie A Femminile season is over and the transfer market is underway. In preparation for next season, Milan are already working on reinforcing the team.

Here’s an overview of the players who are expected to leave and who are expected to join the Rossonere, courtesy of our colleagues over at

The Departures

Laia Codina has already left the team and returned to her parent club, FC Barcelona. The defender was summoned back to her club to help navigate through the team’s current injury crisis. Several Barcelona players are nursing injuries, including defender Jana Fernández, who is still recuperating from a knee injury. The return of Codina will, therefore, be vital to the team as they look to mount a strong challenge both domestically and in Europe next season.

Laura Agard is said to be close to the exit door, as the defender could not find an agreement for a contract renewal from Milan. The French defender is said to be contemplating offers from abroad, including from a few teams in Germany.

Fullback Linda Tucceri Cimini’s future at the club is uncertain at the moment. As it stands, both Linda and Milan have not met yet to clarify the defender’s future. The two parties are, however, expected to meet fairly soon.

Valentina Giacinti is also heading towards the exit door. The former Milan captain no longer has any space on the team after her falling out with coach Maurizio Ganz. AS Roma are said to be leading the race to sign her, though Fiorentina are also pushing to keep the player on loan in Florence.

Midfielder Refiloe Jane might leave the Rossonere after four years with the club. Though she might leave Milan, the South African player has received offers from other teams in Italy (Inter are excluded from this scenario). The midfielder also has offers from abroad. Her future is yet to be decided.

There is said to be little space for Giorgia Miotto at the moment, and they could be loaned to another team to find more playing time next season. American midfielder, Celeste Boureille, will return to the United States after her loan spell with Milan ended. Boureille will most likely return to her parent club, which are the Portland Thorns FC.

The Potential Reinforcements

As was mentioned before, Milan are working to bring Spanish midfielder, Silvia Rubio Ávila, to the club. A deal to bring her to the Vismara seems to be imminent.

The Rossonere are also following current Empoli forward, Chanté-Mary Dompig. The Dutch player has been a thorn in the Rossonere’s side many times in the past and would be a welcome addition to the team. The forward has scored a total of ten goals and registered seven assists across two seasons with Empoli (Fbref). They would be a potent reinforcement for the team’s attack.

Goalkeeper Selena Babb is said to be renewing with the team. Meanwhile, there’s the prospect of another goalkeeper returning, as Mária Korenčiová might return to Italy. However, the goalkeeper is said to have received an offer from Sassuolo, but only if their current goalkeeper, Diede Lemey, leaves. Lemay was recently named to the FIGC’s Serie A Femminile team of the season, alongside Milan’s Lindsey Thomas.

So, if Korenčiová does return to the peninsula, then they’ll most likely be wearing the colors of another team rather than suiting up in red and black.

Speaking of which, Lindsey Thomas is said to have received a few offers from abroad. Whether they remain with Milan will be known in the near future.

Tags AC Milan Women Celeste Boureille Chanté-Mary Dompig Giorgia Miotto Laia Codina Laura Agard Lindsey Thomas Mária Korenčiová Refiloe Jane Selena Babb Valentina Giacinti
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