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Rossoneri Round-up for 27 July: Carlos Bacca ‘free to leave AC Milan’

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Carlos Bacca returned to Milan after a spending a year on loan in Spain at Villarreal, but it doesn’t look like he has a future at the club.

Rumours have Milan looking at signing at least one striker and are also looking moving a few players on to different clubs. Along with Nikola Kalinic, who has been rumored to close to a move away from Milan, Carlos Bacca will apparently plying his trade elsewhere next season.

Gennaro Gattuso, never one to mince his words, said the following about Bacca’s status:

I’ve never coached him and he has a contract with Milan. Thirty-one will be at Milanello, where my staff are waiting for him.

I know he wants to play in Spain again. There are rules to respect and a desire to stay at the club.

I won’t force anyone to stay. When I come back to Italy, I’ll talk to him and see. If he wants to stay then great, otherwise it’s better if he leaves.

So count Bacca down for a return to Spain then, eh?

On to the links.

AC Milan and Italian Football Links

AC Milan have appointment Leonardo as General Manager of the club. [AC Milan Offside]

Atalanta drew 2-2 with FK Sarajevo after going up 2-0 in a Europa League. [Football-Italia.net]

There has been confirmation from the Juventus side that they are interested in re-signing Leonardo Bonucci. [Black & White & Read All Over]

World Football Links

Everton lost to Blackburn Rovers 3-0 in a friendly. [Royal Blue Mersey]

Burnley drew 1-1 against Aberdeen in the first leg of their Europa League tie. [BBC.com]

The Philadelphia Union won on the road, benefiting from a red card from the Houston Dynamo. [Brotherly Game]

Five players to look for the Apertura 2018 in Mexico. [FMF State of Mind]

Steve Bruce will continue as manager of Aston Villa, despite the club being linked with a move for former Arsenal great Thierry Henry. [7500 To Holte]