AC Milan kicked off their pre-season yesterday with a good chunk of the squad and lots of the youth players getting tested out. Paolo Maldini, Frederic Massara and Ivan Gazidis were present at Milanello to support Stefano Pioli and the boys.
The day marked the return of Tommaso Pobega from his loan at Torino as well as Yacine Adli from his loan at Bordeaux. Bakayoko, Caldara and Castillejo were all present but they are likely on their way out.
The players who were out on international duty are expected back next week and a couple of players received a few extra days of holidays for a variety of reasons.
Here is the list of players who were present on Day 1 as per Antonio Vitiello:
Jungdal – Tatarusanu – Mirante
Coubis – Bartesaghi – Gabbia – Incorvaia – Michelis – Nsiala – Stanga – Kjaer – Caldara
Pobega – Brescianini – Adli – Eletu – Bakayoko – Gala
Castillejo – Diaz – El Hilali – Maldini – Rebic – Roback - Traorè