Tuttosport: Milan hoping to raise at least €50m if midfield pair depart this summer

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are willing to let two midfielders leave this summer but have set the minimum price to facilitate their respective exits, a report claims.

The Rossoneri’s midfield department looks likely to be the area that undergoes the biggest overhaul this summer ahead of the possible arrival of Ralf Rangnick as the club’s new manager.

Various reports have suggested that only Ismael Bennacer and Hakan Calhanoglu have their place guaranteed in next season’s squad, with Lucas Biglia and Giacomo Bonaventura to leave on free transfers when their contract expires at the end of the month (though an extension until the season end is expected).

According to Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport on Monday (as cited by Calciomercato.com), both Lucas Paqueta and Franck Kessie are facing uncertain futures at the club too.

The Ivorian has been an almost permanent fixture in the starting XI since his arrival from Atalanta in 2017 but has been inconsistent, while Paqueta has struggled for form this season after he joined last January from Flamengo.

The newspaper claims that Milan are not against the sale of either, but that the club have set the same request of €25-30m for each.

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