- AC Milan could be forced to part with Andre Silva and Hakan Calhanoglu
- Failure to qualify for Champions League may result in sales
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It’s been a nightmare season for AC Milan to this point, and it could reportedly get worse with summer signings already set to be axed.
From the highs of Yonghong Li’s takeover and the summer transfer market, to the lows of Vincenzo Montella’s sacking and the likelihood that the Rossoneri will miss out on the Champions League next season.
It’s a been a miserable downward spiral for the Italian giants this season, as although they qualified in top spot in their group in the Europa League, they sit in eighth place in Serie A, 13 points adrift of the top four and a staggering 18 off leaders Inter.
Further, it could be about to get worse for them too, with La Stampa, as noted by Calciomercato, reporting that summer signings Andre Silva and Hakan Calhanoglu could leave the club in January.
It’s suggested that the pair could initially leave on loan before being sold next summer, as that strategy could avoid seeing them lose value if they were to stay at Milan for the remainder of the campaign having cost the club €65m in total.
That really would be a sad turn of events for Milan, with Silva and Calhanoglu signed to be key figures in the squad overhaul, and this would mark a complete restart with others arguably also at risk of being shipped out to maintain a healthy financial position without Champions League money.
In truth, neither player has set the San Siro alight, with Silva scoring eight goals in 18 games, all of which have come in the Europa League, while his Turkish teammate has two goals and six assists in 19 outings.
As a result, it’s not like Milan are losing two in-form stars, but it would still be a painful setback as the optimism from the summer continues to ebb away.