Sky Italia via MilanNews.it are reporting that six first team players were not present at Milanello yesterday for the COVID-19 tests as AC Milan kicked off their pre-season. Ismael Bennacer, Franck Kessie, Ante Rebic, Samu Castilljo, Rafael Leao and Davide Calabria were notably missed alongside Zlatan Ibrahimovic who is yet to sign a new contract. The report notes that the players were absent as they travelled back to Italy from abroad hence have privately undertaken the COVID-19 test thus were not required to undergo the test again. The technical management was also present as Maldini, Massara and even Gazidis were present and got tested for the coronavirus. Training begins today.
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- Zlatan Ibrahimovic does not join Milan's pre season training. [AC Milan Offside]
- Pepe Reina set to join Lazio on a permanent deal. [AC Milan Offside]
- Milan in talks with Palmeiras for Uruguay international to back up Theo. [AC Milan Offside]
- Milan release their schedule for pre season training. [AC Milan Offside]
- Andrea Pirlo runs first Juventus training session as manager. [Football Italia]