In these last few days of the transfer market, Milan are working hard to try and sell all the players considered outside of Stefano Pioli’s plans.
Before reading the update below, it is worth checking out our latest Substack piece on Divock Origi, Alexis Saelemaekers and Charles De Ketelaere, which has some exclusive info on their respective situations.
In addition to the aforementioned names of Saelemaekers and Origi, the Milan management is also working on the farewell of Mattia Caldara and Fode Ballo-Toure.
A complicated negotiation with Werder Bremen is still underway for the Senegalese full-back, but the chances of a departure in this summer mercato are fading every day for Caldara.
The Italian centre-back – who returned after a season-long loan spell with Spezia – has so far aroused the only interest of Verona but his high salary of €2m net per season will be difficult for them to match.
Milan will have to cede to the idea of paying part of his salary in order to have even minimal chances of being able to offload him. The alternative is that it is Caldara – who has 10 months left on his deal at Milan – could reduce his salary to widen his options.