Atalanta, Bologna in for Saponara, Albertazzi & Zaccardo

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - DECEMBER 30:  Dani Carvajal of Real Madrid battles for the ball with Ricardo Saponara of AC Milan during the Dubai Football Challenge match between AC Milan and Real Madrid at The Sevens Stadium  on December 30, 2014 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)
Saponara and Carvajal battle for the ball during the Dubai Football Challenge match between Milan and Real Madrid at The Sevens Stadium on December 30, 2014 in Dubai. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

Riccardo Saponara, Michelangelo Albertazzi and Cristian Zaccardo are on the list of players Milan are looking to offload in this January market.

When Milan bought Saponara they said he reminded them of Kaka and Vice President & CEO Adriano Galliani famously stated that the Rossoneri had decided to change their formation mainly because of Riccardo. However, Sapo hasn’t really been used often (friendlies aside) and looks set to leave.

According to reports in Italy today (Thursday), Saponara has requested to leave in order to get more playing time and Adriano Galliani and director of sport Rocco Maiorino are working to find solutions.

Galliani and Rocco met with officials from Bologna and Sky reports that the main topics were Saponara, Michelangelo Albertazzi and Cristian Zaccardo. An agreement was not found between the parties but it’s clear that Milan’s intention is to sell before they buy. There was also a meeting in the afternoon with Atalanta, who according to MC are among the clubs interested in Sapo.

There have been suggestions that Milan could try to use Saponara (who they are apparently looking to loan out) in a deal for Daniele Baselli of Atalanta but claims he’s more of a summer target. However, as we’ve learned before, everything is possible in Milan’s mercato.

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I NEVER seen a bigger liar then galliani, its almost disgusting i want to puke. Its a shame that this old man is responsible for our market. T.Silva is staying 99.99% etc

HOW can we let a old man like that as fans lie SO BAD to us? I think 75% why milan has fallen is because of galliani. only a brainwashed so called fan would not realise that


We continue 2 buy fools n rejects from other clubs inter just signed shaquari am neva really happy with our signings ,we need quality players let’s not decieve ourselves if we don’t get a coach dat knows wat he wants we going nowhere and gallani should leave he’s supposed 2 b able 2 make berluscuni spend money but he keeps saying the squad is good ,I don’t see a future 4 d club till d day we build a staduim if dat is even going 2 happen under berlusconi or sell he sells d club


They won`t be missed. Not by me at least. I know many fans like Sapo, but he is 23 already and has not really shown quality imo. As for Zaccardo & Albertazzi, these two are pretty self explanatory, I`m surprised anybody would want them 😉


it’s perfect, Baselli is very talented, young and creative midfielder also with this deal we’ll get rid of 3 in my opinion useless players. this deal has to goes through, also we need to buy Destro, LB like Antonelli or Santon which we can easily purchase with Matri and Niang and a quality midfielder like Torres (Altelico’s midfielder not the Fernando Torres) or some one like Bronzovic to have even a chance of finishing this season 3rd. we also need to get rid of Agazzi, Muntari, Pazzini, Essien, Zapata, van Ginkel, Armero. there are also rumors surrounding Robinho and Nocerino… Read more »



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I think we could use Niang to get Santon, and then Matri to get Perin. We could be like Juventus, and have talents of our own, for when Diego Lopez retires. Then we loan him out (unless Abbiati were to retire), as Juve have done with Rugani, Berardi, Zaza etc. Also, I’ve heard that Perin is very close to El Shaarawy, which makes it an even better deal.


I think we should buy baselli for 2m and send Saponara to Atalanta for 1.5 years on loan so that he can develop. Atalanta is great at developing young talents. I think in order for this winter mercato to be successful then we need to get: -Baselli, 2m + Saponara loan -Antonelli, 5m (?) -Destro, 5m loan till end of season, and pay 12 m during the summer Out: -Saponara, loan – Albertazzi to Atalanta for 1-5m – Zaccardo, JUST GET RID OF HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! – Niang, loan to Newcastle, we just got Suso and Cerci – Agazzi, JUST GET RID… Read more »