Sassuolo’s general manager Giovanni Carnevalli said he wasn’t interested in any loan swap deals involving Domenico Berardi and Manuel Locatelli, despite what had been reported in the press.
And who can blame him?
#Sassuolo warn #ACMilan they are not interested in a loan swap involving Domenico Berardi & Manuel Locatelli https://t.co/2u1RdzNb9a pic.twitter.com/LgHZxbQ0ZN— footballitalia (@footballitalia) July 16, 2018
With Milan’s new found wealth, can they just go out and buy a new player and not bother with these loan-swap deals? If Milan want Berardi, they should shell out the cash and buy him and if they want to loan Locatelli to Sassuolo, then by all means, send him on his way. Conflicting loan deals are something that clubs do when they’re broke or looking to save some money, not a deal a team should do that is looking to improve their squad.
So yeah, count me as one who isn’t thrilled with this idea either.
On to the links.
AC Milan and Italian Football Links
A pair of Fiorentina players, Gabriele Gori & Luca Ranieri, will go on loan to Serie B’s Foggia. [Viola Nation]
AC Milan is one step closer to bringing back Leonardo to Milan, and that would be a mistake. [AC Milan Offside]
After a potential deal from Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani fell through, Bari was unable to register in Serie B and will have to start over in Serie D. [Football-Italia.net]
World Football Links
A look at how the MLS career of Marcell Wynne ended. [ESPN.com]
Penn FC lost to Ottawa Fury for a second time. [Brotherly Game]
Santos Laguna confirmed the return of Eduardo Herrera to Mexico from Rangers FC in Scotland. [FMF State of Mind]
Manchester United have sold Daley Blind to Ajax. [Sky Sports]
A list of Everton players who have a future that probably will away from the Merseyside club. [Royal Blue Mersey]