A summer exodus on the line…
It is no secret that Milan have reached an agreement with agent Kia Joorabchian over the transfer of Tevez at the San Siro. However, there is a catch, as the right of the first refusal it is set to expire on 30 June.
Unless the Italian seven-time Champions League winners sign Carlos Tevez until the deadline expires, they would risk losing the Argentine to another side.
The past days, talks appear to have stalled as Milan struggle to agree a deal with Santos for Robinho. In order to raise funds to bring the former Manchester United star at the San Siro, the Rossoneri desperately need to sell.
In fact, La Gazzetta dello Sport reports that they could be set to sell up to half of roster’s players in the summer transfer market.
As many as 15 of Massimiliano Allegri’s 33 man squad are being linked with San Siro exits, the most high profile of which being Kevin-Prince Boateng, Robinho and surprisingly – Stephan El Shaarawy.
Veterans Massimo Ambrosini, Mario Yepes and loaned in striker Bojan Krkic have not been offered a new deal and are all set to leave. Urby Emanuelson, Taye Taiwo and Bakaye Traore are also set to be left looking for new clubs this summer.
Mathieu Flamini is out of contract next week and with no new deal on the table the experienced French midfielder will be available on a free transfer and fellow midfielder Antonio Nocerino could also be on his way out after a below average second season at the club.
Luca Antonini has seen his playing time disappear following the emergence of Mattia De Sciglio and Kevin Constant, while Cristian Zaccardo, Bartosz Salamon, Didac Vila, Marco Amelia, Nnamdi Oduamadi and Rodney Strasser all face uncertain futures at Milanello.
Of all the 15 players listed one would imagine that anybody will hope that El Shaarawy is not sold, knowing full well that the Italian international is one of the hottest prospects in European football.