Alexis Saelemaekers has not taken kindly to the news that he has been left out of the squad entirely for the game against Bologna.
The additions of Luka Romero, Christian Pulisic and Samuel Chukwueze mean that Stefano Pioli now has an abundance of options for the right flank, something he has been after for a while.
The Belgian has played 140 matches across all competitions for Milan and he became an established starter in Pioli’s 4-2-3-1 thanks to his work rate and tactical adaptability, but during the summer his future has been cast into serious doubt.
According to what is being reported by Antonio Vitiello of MilanNews (via AC Milan France on Twitter), Saelemaekers is gutted to not be making the trip with his team-mates to Reggio-Emilia.
In fact, the journalist says that he is ‘very hurt’ by being excluded entirely. After three and a half years at the club, things could be heading for quite a sad parting.