In addition to the renewal of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the many ideas on the market, Milan are also working on selling some players. Ricardo Rodriguez farewell certainly won’t be the only one, a report claims.
As reported by Tuttosport (via MilanNews.it), the Rossoneri have a very clear goal ahead of the upcoming season: get rid of those considered surplus to requirement, ‘cut’ a couple of heavy salaries and raise a few million to reinvest on the transfer market.
Pepe Reina, who recently returned from his loan at Aston Villa, is one of the players that could leave. Milan are moving in this direction, as they wouldn’t mind saving the Spaniard’s hefty €3.5m salary.
Leo Duarte is also considered out of the project, but seeing as he hasn’t played much, he’s expected to leave on loan. The future of Lucas Paqueta is uncertain as well, with Milan hoping to include him in the Milenkovic operation.
In addition to Duarte, there are two other defenders that are destined to leave. The first is Diego Laxalt as Lokomotiv Moscow are interested in his services. However, they consider Milan’s request of €10m too high.
The second is Davide Calabria, who failed to impress this past season. Sevilla and Real Betis are following him closely and would like him on loan. Maldini, though, won’t accept it unless an obligation to buy is included.