Carlos Bacca could reportedly be used in a swap deal for Valencia striker Simone Zaza.
Italian and Spanish reports #ACMilan could use #ValenciaCF interest in Carlos Bacca to swap with Simone Zaza https://t.co/zwP7SHYMcX #Villarreal #VCF #Colombia pic.twitter.com/XFgI6mrehl— footballitalia (@footballitalia) May 26, 2018
Yeah, this seems like a terrible idea. Bacca isn’t really wanted back at Milan, but Zaza’s been fairly underwhelming since he departed Juventus and Italy for West Ham United and then Valencia. Bacca scored more goals (15) than Zaza (13) this past season in La Liga, although Bacca is 31, five years older than Zaza.
Zaza would not be an upgrade to any of the other striker options at Milan, so what’s the point?
On to the links.
AC Milan and Italian Football Links
Football often doesn’t have happy stories, but the return of Parma to Serie A is a rare one. [Football-Italia.net]
Emre Can is reportedly due to have a medical on Monday ahead of a move from Liverpool to Juventus. [Black & White & Read All Over]
Oh for crying out loud. Andre Silva says that it was hard to adjust to life at Milan because he “missed the beach.” [Football-Italia.net]
World Football Links
England beat China 2-1 in the Toulon Tournament. [The FA.com]
Mexico, who England will face on Monday, beat Qatar 4-1 in the Toulon Tournament. [FMF State of Mind]
Fulham beat Aston Villa to return to the Premier League. [Sky Sports]
Real Madrid beat Liverpool 3-1 to win their third title in a row. [BBC.com]
Liverpool’s Mo Salah is now doubtful to play in the World Cup for Egypt after his injury during the Champions League final. [The Independent]