Despite only joining AC Milan this past summer, Alen Halilovic is already being linked with a switch back to Spain ahead of the transfer deadline.
The 22-year-old joined the Rossoneri on a free transfer earlier this summer, undoubtedly hoping to prove himself at the highest level after failing to make the grade at Barcelona.
Having featured during pre-season and seemingly having been set to secure a role in Gennaro Gattuso’s plans, Calciomercato report that both Girona and Espanyol are being linked with a move for the Croatian ace with the deadline in Spain not until August 31.
From Milan’s perspective, if he doesn’t fit into their plans moving forward, it could be a way of making a quick profit having signed him on a free and so perhaps it is smart business.
However, that will depend on the potential offers on the table for Halilovic, while it’s questionable as to whether axing a squad depth player is a smart move at this stage with Milan now unable to sign players until the January transfer window.
While there appears to be doubts over Halilovic’s future at San Siro, it’s fair to say that Franck Kessie has established himself as a fundamental figure for the club and is going nowhere as Calciomercato report that a €60m bid from Wolverhampton Wanderers was rejected this summer.
Having previously impressed at Atalanta, the 21-year-old emerged as a crucial piece in Milan’s line-up last season, as he was a permanent fixture in the starting XI with his physicality, energy and driving runs becoming pivotal to the side’s style of play.
With that in mind, it comes as no surprise that reports suggest a sizeable offer was snubbed, and coupled with the fact that he’s still so young, Milan will undoubtedly see Kessie as a key part of their long-term plan to get back to the top both in Italy and in Europe.