Milan reportedly wants to hang on to Andrea Bertolacci after he returned from his loan to Genoa.
Despite #EvertonFC links, it's reported #ACMilan will keep Andrea Bertolacci and sign a new contract https://t.co/DS0FFHQkIX #SerieA #EFC pic.twitter.com/SIPkovz2r6— footballitalia (@footballitalia) July 15, 2018
Everton have reportedly been interested in the former Roma midfielder that failed to really produce in the 2016-17 season for Milan, but Gennaro Gattuso was reportedly impressed by him in preseason so far, so he’s unwilling to let Bertolacci depart.
With the lack of signings so far, Milan can ill afford to let a player go unless a clear upgrade can be found that is within budget, and the budget won’t be known until Milan go in front of the CAS this week. It would be unwise to let players go right now until the new owners have a clear idea of what they are facing at the club with the finances.
Except for Kalinic, get rid of him no matter what.
On to the links.
AC Milan and Italian Football Links
Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani linked with an investment in FC Bari. [Through It All Together]
West Ham United signed Felipe Anderson from Lazio for a club record fee of £36 million. [BBC.com]
Sassuolo’s Domenico Berardi prefers a move to AS Roma over Fiorentina or Milan. [Calcio Mercato]
World Football Links
Supercopa MX 2018 was won by Club Necaxa over CF Monterrey 1-0 in California. [FMF State of Mind]
France beat Croatia 4-2 to win the World Cup. [BBC.com]
Manchester United’s Alexis Sanchez appears to be set to miss the team’s US preseason tour. [Sky Sports]
Seattle Sounders drew 1-1 with Atlanta United. [Sounder At Heart]
Real Madrid’s Luka Modric won the World Cup Golden Ball. [SBNation]