According to reports, Riccardo Montolivo is once again refusing to leave Milan.
Reports Riccardo Montolivo is refusing to leave #ACMilan until his contract expires in June, despite interest from #Genoa and zero appearances this season https://t.co/95P2pSffMF #SerieA pic.twitter.com/Z9czb92EI1— footballitalia (@footballitalia) January 3, 2019
He’d been linked with interest from Genoa, but Montolivo is apparently not going anywhere, despite the club playing literally anyone and everyone instead of him. Gennaro Gattuso appears to have no plans to play him ever again, and instead of moving to another club, Montolivo is reportedly staying put.
It’s frustrating, yes, but honestly a little sad at this point. Montolivo has a contract until June, but if he keeps refusing to go to a new club, he might find the market for his services to be very, very limited. Oh well, it looks like he might be enjoying his retirement from football already.
On to the links.
AC Milan and Italian Football Links
A plan for AC Milan during the winter transfer window. [AC Milan Offside]
Milan should sign PSV Eindhoven & Mexico winger Hiring Lozano. [AC Milan Offside]
Juventus is reportedly “close” to a deal with Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey. [Black & White & Read All Over]
West Ham United’s Pedro Obiang is reportedly on the radar of AS Roma. [Football-Italia.net]
World Football Links
Manchester City beat Liverpool 2-1. You might have heard about it. [Bitter & Blue]
Everton are reportedly interested loaning James McCarthy to West Bromwich Albion. [Royal Blue Mersey]
Five predictions for this season in Mexico’s Liga MX. [ESPN.com]
Villarreal drew 2-2 with Real Madrid. [Villarreal USA]