AC Milan are reportedly set to allow six players to leave the club in the summer through a combination of expiring loan deals and permanent contracts.
According to Tuttosport, as reported by Football Italia, the Rossoneri will not renew deals with either Mario Balotelli or Alessio Cerci who are both currently on loan at the club.
Balotelli had made an impressive return to Milan earlier this season after an unsuccessful spell with Liverpool, but a troublesome groin injury has sidelined him since October and he is expected to return after the winter break with a view or potentially changing the club’s mind.
Meanwhile, Cerci has failed to convince despite being given numerous opportunities by coach Sinisa Mihajlovic, and he will likely return to Atletico Madrid.
In addition, former Chelsea defender Alex, Philippe Mexes and Cristian Zapata will all be allowed to leave, while midfielder Antonio Nocerino looks set to join them through the exit door.
The only players that look set to be handed new contracts are captain Riccardo Montolivo and veteran goalkeeper Christian Abbiati who continues to act as back-up for the likes of Gianluigi Donnarumma and Diego Lopez.
It remains to be seen what happens with all the individuals leaving the Serie A giants as they all reported have parties interested in their services.
Perhaps the most intriguing player though is Balotelli, as the Italian international could be set to return to Anfield where he would work with a new manager in Jurgen Klopp.