Reports: Milan don’t plan on big sales in January, talks with UEFA will soon begin for a Settlement Agreement

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Paolo Scaroni, Ivan Gazidis, Paolo Maldini and Frederic Massara during training at Milanello. (@acmilan.com)

Important players are not expected to leave the club in the next mercato, despite the negative record of a loss documented for the 18/19 financial year.

It was revealed yesterday that Milan’s consolidated financial statements show a loss of €145.9 million, a negative record for the Rossoneri (more details here).

Following the news, the daily newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport and other Italian media outlets did what they do best and jumped to conclusions that do not necessarily correspond to reality.

The pink newspaper wrote in this morning’s edition that after due to the significant loss on the balance sheet, Milan now need to raise cash, and therefore Gianluigi Donnarumma, Alessio Romagnoli, Franck Kessié, Lucas Paquetá, Suso and Krzysztof Piątek could be put on the market.

However, according to what filters from the club – as reported by RadioRossonera, Milannews.it and ANSA – no big sales are planned for January. Such sales, it’s explained, would be inconsistent with the commitment of Elliott to put the Rossoneri on a path of growth and stability.

Ivan Gazidis before Milan-Brescia at Stadio San Siro on August 31, 2019. (@acmilan.com)

Elliott have made important investments in Milan, spending €265m on the Diavolo in 2018/19 and €80m already in this fiscal year. The energies now, in any case, are focused on returning to being competitive and get back to winning ways with Stefano Pioli. The path starts on Sunday when the Rossoneri take on Lecce at Stadio San Siro and over 50,00 are expected in the stadium.

Meanwhile, Ivan Gazidis is working on the issue with UEFA. In June Milan were awarded a ‘Consent Award’ that saw that disqualified from European Competition for one year. According to Milannews.it, talks will begin in the coming weeks with UEFA in order to seek a Settlement Agreement.

Should Milan qualify for Europe, then in May a Settlement Agreement could be signed. Such an agreement would allow the Rossoneri a bit more leeway with UEFA in regards to their finances.

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Milan10
Milan10
1 year ago

*slighty out of topic, regarding the importance of suso and why milan shouldnt sell him (unless its straight swap with isco or someone on his level)* suso is slow. milan attack relies too heavily on suso. those are 2 points i made waay back during morontella days. i argued (meaning: stated the FACHT milan10 way) that to be winger one has to be fast and/or be a dribbling maestro, hence hakan on lw is dumb decision, which pretty much made morontella and rino dumb coaches. hell, i even mentioned jarni, dzajic, giggs as examples of fast wingers when some midtables… Read more »

nick
nick
1 year ago
Reply to  Milan10

Suso is not important. Milan should sell him including Calhanoglu, Castellijo, RicRod, Kessie and Biglia. Total waste these players. No quality.

Alexmilan
Alexmilan
1 year ago
Reply to  Milan10

I agreed, my friend ! This time thumbs down are foolish ! He’s right !

yourBoss
yourBoss
1 year ago
Reply to  Milan10

You are right on this one Mate. I in fact think it’s Milan holding Suso back he could be playing for Atl Madrid or Inter in the CL. I know people will say no big club wanted him but Mirabelli has said that Suso has always had good admirers. Very few Milan players’s been attracting admirers anyway. People also used to say that he’s not good that’s why he’s not been getting in the Spanish NT but he’s now been a few times. I think he will be more consistent under a coach with ideas in attack because no attacker… Read more »

ASMR
1 year ago

Just sell Suso and we are fine.

OmarLittle
OmarLittle
1 year ago
Reply to  ASMR

That is a foolish claim Calhanoglu and Piatek are flops Milan must cash in on them while they can before teams realise Piatek isnt worth 40M he has been completly worthless…

TheAmazingN9
TheAmazingN9
1 year ago

Selling Chalha, Suso and Kessie is essential. We must purchase Tonali, CM to partner with Paqueta and Correra/Chiesa(less likely). Rebic-Correra will support Piatek. the whole main core will be rebuilt and we will finally have a solid 11. Kessie couldn’t develop in these 2 years (still a headless chicken), Suso reached his limits long time ago, and Chalha at this point can never regain his amazing form that made we excited for him joining us several seasons ago. We can raise hopefully upto 80-90M, where the winger and Tonali will most likely cost us all the money, so we should… Read more »

Rosoleo
Rosoleo
1 year ago
Reply to  TheAmazingN9

Sounds like a plan. I would argue we need experience in the midfield and Modric is much better than Biglia in that department!

blomee
blomee
1 year ago
Reply to  Rosoleo

you talk about him as if you can throw a 1 dollar bill at RM and his agent to lure him towards Milan… hahaha

Milan653
Milan653
1 year ago
Reply to  TheAmazingN9

Kessie has developed
His defensive ability is solid and he brings the ball out well
Whereas tonali is just bang average and overrated because he is Italian

TheAmazingN9
TheAmazingN9
1 year ago
Reply to  Milan653

Yes he’s good at that and that’s it. can’t pass, can’t think of what he should do next after he brings the ball up. most of the time the balls he recovers are just lost by himself.

nick
nick
1 year ago
Reply to  TheAmazingN9

It is. We should have kept Bakayoko instead of Kessie. Offload Biglia. That way we could have easily played 4231 with Bennacer and Bakayoko as the 2 holding midfielders. Paquetá as trequartista and Leao and Rebic supporting Piatek.

This management is making stupid mistakes like Mirabelli did when he signed Calhanoglu instead of Deulofeu who had a brilliant loan spell.

We did the bullshit with Bakayoko. Calhanoglu and Biglia are useless AF.

Gaetu
Gaetu
1 year ago

I would really really would love to see a 442 with this lineup, dona-calabria/conti, musa/caldara, roma, theo/ricrod-suso/rebic, benna, kessie, paqueta-leo, piattek. I have read a comment from milan10 about a 4-4-2 lineup and it make a lot of sense considering the current roaster, we could push to a 4-2-2-2 or even 4-2-4 when we need to score. That might actually work, but no manager would try this, its like we are stuck with 1 solo striker with all managers, this way piattek can have all the support he needs.

Rosoleo
Rosoleo
1 year ago
Reply to  Gaetu

I also think Suso is better off in the midfield rather than a winger! He is too slow for a winger. But he can dribble his opponents one on one. His defensive work rate is poor though! That would force Calabria to stay back. I really can’t find a good use for Suso in our team. I am not sure what managers see in him…

nick
nick
1 year ago
Reply to  Rosoleo

I don’t know what these managers see in Biglia and Calhanoglu either.

Terry
Terry
1 year ago

Suso, Hakan should be gone. And perhaps Biglia. Since we are not looking to renew Biglia, let’s get what we can for him, or at least free up that salary for other players.

Lloyd
1 year ago

Why is it that all everyone does here is bash Milan player?