Riccardo Montolivo has apparently been told to find a new solution as he’s not in the technical project of the coach.
Gonzalo Higuain and Mattia Caldara had their medical check-ups ahead of their move from Juventus to Milan today, but the Diavolo are also thinking about exits.
And after Captain Leonardo Bonucci left today to re-join the Bianconeri, former captain Riccardo Montolivo, 33-year-old, may also be on the way out.
According to Sky’s Manuele Baiocchini and RadioRossonera’s Pietro Balzano Prota, there have been contacts between Leonardo and the entourage of Montolivo, who is represented by Giovanni Branchini, and the Brazilian director has informed Riccardo’s people that he’s not in Milan’s project.
Now a solution needs to be found: the contract of Montolivo expires in 2019, but Milan would like to get his €2.5m salary off the books now. The same salary, however, makes it very difficult for Montolivo to find a new team in Italy, as naturally no other club will agree to pay a player of his age and quality that much money. A solution abroad may be problematic too as his wife, Cristina De Pin, is pregnant.
A few weeks ago it was reported that Montolivo’s contract could be rescinded. Updates are expected soon, but it’s clear that Gattuso, who left Monty out of the USA Tour squad, can do without Riccardo.