AC Milan have been very active this summer on the front of new signings. But, they will also continue to work on some exits after sealing the transfer of Yunus Musah who is already undergoing medicals today.
The priority will be for Milan now to trim the squad. There are seven players on the outgoing list and they need to be offloaded in order to relieve the salaries expenses which weigh a lot on the balance sheet. That is the goal of Giorgio Furlani before considering any new signings.
According to the latest report, Mattia Caldara, Fodé Ballo-Touré, Yacine Adli, Charles De Ketelaere, Junior Messias, Divock Origi and Marko Lazetic are all on the exit list. If offers were to arrive for any other players (excluding key starters), they will naturally be evaluated. But for now, the focus is on finding new clubs for these seven unwanted players.
Currently, Charles De Ketelaere is the closest to leaving AC Milan. The club has already reached an ageement with Atalanta for a loan which will cost 3 million euros and a buy-option set at 23 million euros. The approval from the Belgian is awaited and could come in the next few hours. Caldara has interest from Besiktas, Ballo-Touré from Bologna and Werder Bremen, Messias is still on Torino's radar, Adli is being targeted by Salernitana and Ajax, while Origi has offers from Saudi Arabia and the Premier League. Milan hopes to finalize all these departures before the market closes and, in the meantime, to consider some new reinforcements to bolster Stefano Pioli's squad. Specifically, they are in need of a left-back, a central defender, and a midfielder, as reported by Milannews.it.