Well, it looks like at least one out-of-contract player won’t be back at Milan.
Cristian Zapata is released by #ACMilan and in negotiations for a move to Brazil with #Flamengo , confirmed the club Vice-President https://t.co/4et7UMqmuB #SerieA #Colombia pic.twitter.com/uIqIlSRqYm— footballitalia (@footballitalia) June 2, 2019
It’s being reported that Cristian Zapata, who joined Milan from Villarreal back in the 2012-13 season, has not had his contract renewed and is in negotiations to sign with Rio de Janiero club Flamengo in Brazil. Flamengo Vice-President Marcos Braz said that the club was in negotiations with him and another player, Jemerson, and that they would be signing one of them.
The Colombia international was a solid, if unspectacular, contributor to Milan over the years. His playing time has been limited over the past few years, only coming in as cover when other players were suspended or injured, only making 148 total appearances in seven years.
Good luck back in South America, Cristian.
On to the links.
AC Milan and Italian Football Links
AS Roma have reportedly offered current Shakhtar Donestk manager Paulo Fonseca a three year deal to be their next manager. [Chiesa di Totti]
Juventus are reportedly interested in swapping Paulo Dybala for Inter Milan captain Mauro Icardi. [Black & White & Read All Over]
End of the season ratings for all of the Milan players. [AC Milan Offside]
Sampdoria’s Marco Giampaolo is rumoured to be the first choice to take over for Gennaro Gattuso at Milan. [AC Milan Offside]
Hellas Verona are back in Serie A. [Football-Italia.net]
World Football Links
Liverpool’s owners want to give Jurgen Klopp a new contract as soon as possible. [BBC.com]
Birmingham City’s Jota is set to go to cross-town rivals Aston Villa. [7500 To Holte]
The Philadelphia Union traveled north and beat Minnesota United 3-2. [Brotherly Game]