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Rossoneri Round-up for 17 August: Hakan Calhanoglu now suspended for the match against Napoli

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One of the effects of the match against Genoa being postponed is that Hakan Calhanoglu will now be suspended for the match against Napoli.

While yeah, it’s not ideal to face Napoli down Calhanoglu, well, that’s the breaks. It’s a quirk of the schedule to face Napoli the second match of the season, and it’s taken an immense tragedy for Milan’s opening match against Genoa to get postponed. At the very least, Gennaro Gattuso can now plan ahead and his team has an extra week of rest to get ready for the match against Napoli, so the disadvantage of being down a player might be cancelled out by having Mattia Caldara, Tiémoué Bakayoko, et al, all fully integrated into the side.

On to the links.

AC Milan and Italian Football Links

Season Preview for Milan. [AC Milan Offside]

A report card on Milan’s transfer window. [AC Milan Offside]

Four Milan players reportedly set for an exit. [AC Milan Offside]

The Milan-Genoa match will be postponed in what was likely the best decision for all involved. [AC Milan Offside]

Four changes for a better offense at Inter Milan. [Serpents of Madonnina]

World Football Links

Omar Govea’s loan move from FC Porto to Royal Antwerp made official. [FMF State of Mind]

Orlando City has signed Peru international centre back Carlos Ascues on loan. [The Mane Land]

Tax authorities in Mexico have said that they will investigate the rumored use of “double contracts” by Liga MX teams. []