Fabio Borini’s contract is unlikely to be renewed and so he could leave this January, while Franck Kessié has attracted interest from the EPL too.
Milan are going through a very difficult season, as they are in 12th place after 13 rounds with just 14 games. A top four finish would be an absolute miracle, but the directors are at already at work on making changes to the squad in January.
Zlatan Ibrahimović is the first goal for the winter mercato, but while Paolo Maldini and Zvonimir Boban are waiting for the answer of the Swede, they are also thinking of the selling market: Ricardo Rodriguez and his agent were at Casa Milan last week, and Fabio Borini & Franck Kessié could also be on the way out.
According to Milannews.it’s Antonio Vitiello, Borini was hoping to have more space this season and with his contract expiring at the end of the season (Milan have an option to renew it for another year and they’re not expected to use it), he may leave. A Premier League return could be an option for Fabio, in particular Crystal Palace have asked about him and he’s shown apparently availability.
Kessié, who has lost his spot in the starting XI to Rade Krunić after a series of subpar performances, has attracted interest from Wolverhampton and West Ham, according to Vitiello. Wolves already tried in the summer and are expected to try again in January. His value is estimated at €20-25m.
The intention of the club is to add quality and experience in the January market, and it’s clear that some players will have to leave. Borini and Kessié appear to be prime candidates.