Castillejo, Calhanoalu and ors in Milan squad summer clear-out.
Italian outfit AC Milan are planning to cut costs by selling out players including Diego Laxalt, Samu Castillejo, Hakan Calhanoalu, Andrea Bertolacci and others.
The club’s CEO ,Ivan Gazidis made it clear he is making sweeping changes to the squad, slicing the wage bill and balancing the books.
Ignazio Abate, Cristian Zapata, Jose Mauri, Riccardo Montolivo and Andrea Bertolacci have been simply let go at the end of their contracts.
And according to the Corriere dello Sport, Calhanoglu is on the market along with Laxalt and Castillejo.
The Rossoneri hope to raise at least €15-18m from Calhanoglu’s sale, as he has interest from the Bundesliga.
Should the need for fresh funds be urgent, then the obvious candidate for an exit is Gianluigi Donnarumma.
It’s because he would command the highest transfer fee, in excess of €60m, but also represents pure profit as a product of their youth academy.
Pepe Reina and Italy Under-20 international Alessandro Plizzari are already on the books and ready to take over.