AC Milan have allowed 11 players to leave thus far this summer as the window in Italy closed this week. A number of free transfers out, some dry loans, some loans with options and just one permanent sale.
In the coming days, two more players may exit the club as transfer windows outside Europe are still open. Andrea Conti and Samu Castillejo are out of favour at the club and may still leave before the summer is over.
Gianluigi Donnarumma - Permanent (Free) - Paris Saint-Germain - €0
Milan presented their ultimatum to the home grown goalkeeper but he and his agent wanted to hold the club hostage and use the Euros as further leverage. Maldini and Massara draw a red line and got ahead of the problem by signing Maignan and forcing Donnarumma out.
Antonio Donnarumma - Permanent (Free) - Padova - €0
At long last, his useless tenure comes to an end. The player was practically paid for no reason over the past four seasons as he only made 3 appearances but miraculously kept 3 clean sheets hence he leaves with a perfect record.
Diego Laxalt - Permanent - Dinamo Moscow - €3.5 million
Laxalt struggled to displace Ricardo Rodriguez but then was shut out of the side when Theo Hernandez arrived. The loans at Torino and Celtic FC just delayed the inevitable permanent exit. Milan do not collect much but have replaced him with Fode Ballo-Toure.
Mattia Caldara - 1 Year Loan with Option - Venezia - €4 million
What a huge disappointment given all the promise when he arrived. Milan paid a whooping 35 million euros as Leonardo Bonucci went the other way to Juventus but injuries plagued Caldara at Milan but also they player never seemed keen to represent us compared to Atalanta where he spent 18 months on loan. Hopefully, Venezia redeem him next summer.
Hakan Calhanoglu - Permanent (Free) - Inter Milan - €0
The snake joins his kind. What an awful display from the Turkey international to join crosstown rivals for just an extra million per year. It is true that Milan fans wanted him gone regardless but he ran down his contract so we receive no cash and directly looks to strengthen our opponents and compete with us. Hoping to hammer Inter this year.
Yacine Adli - 1 Year Loan - FC Girodins de Bordeaux - N/A
The midfielder join Milan on a permanent deal late in the window but is allowed to return to Bordeaux for the season to further develop and play regularly. The stacked midfield in Milan means he would struggle for minutes. We will be eagerly awaiting his return next summer.
Tommaso Pobega - 1 Year Loan - Torino - N/A
Another late move away, the midfielder earns his second loan spell in Serie A and with a more competitive team this time. He impressed in pre season but the arrival of Bakayoko made the move away the best course of action for the youngster.
Marco Brescianini - 1 Year Loan - AC Monza - N/A
The youngster got to made his Serie A debut alongside others such as Maldini and Colombo over the past two seasons and has looked like one for the future. He joins Berlusconi’s side in Serie B as they look to get into the top tier at long last.
Jens Petter Hauge - 1 Year Loan with Option (and Obligation) - Eintracht Frankfurt - €12 million
The winger clearly did not align with Stefano Pioli as the fans liked him with his flashes of brilliance and incredible dribbling. He leaves for more playing time and to build his career as Milan could not accomodate him at this point in time. The 12 million that would arrive next summer will make a significant capital gain for the club.
Lorenzo Colombo - 1 Year Loan - SPAL - N/A
Another loan spell for the youngster in Serie B, last season at Cremonese was tough but he has already shown how good he can get with SPAL having scored 1 goal and provided 1 assist in his opening two league games. A dry loan allows him to develop and fight for a place in Milan next season.
Mario Mandzukic - Released - N/A - €0
This was the first exit of the summer. Mandzukic struggled to make an impact in his six months at the club with injuries and his fitness level but he was still helpful in securing UCL football prior to the decision not to keep him on.