AC Milan are very active on the transfer market with Mirabelli signing several footballers but soon the Rossoneri will need to offload many players of the current group.
There are several reasons that push Abate and Antonelli away from Milanello next summer. Both player’s have contracts expiring in 2019 and there is no room for them in the Rossoneri squad for next summer. With the return of Andrea Conti and the arrival of Ivan Strinic on a free transfer, the hierarchies for the full-back role are already outlined: the two already mentioned players must be joined by Davide Calabria and Ricardo Rodriguez. Abate, among other things, is represented by Mino Raiola, so the divorce is more then an hypothesis considering the bad relations between the red and black club and the infamous agent.
Montolivo is important for Milan especially for the locker room atmosphere. As a respectful pro, the midfielder has contributed in strengthening the Rossoneri group around coach Gattuso. When called into action he has never been unprepared. But it is clear that he has a great desire to play more and to play a leading role, something that AC Milan can not guarantee to him. He also has an expiring contract in 2019 and could therefore decide to change air more early.
Like the others, even Zapata has an agreement until June of next year. He has several admirers and not only in Italy. If Mateo Musacchio (much appreciated by Gennaro Gattuso) were to remain and Ivan Marcano arrives on a free transfer, then there would be no more space for the Colombian. That of Gustavo Gomez, however, is a situation very clear for some time. AC Milan have tried to sell him both last summer and in January, unfortunately without success. Now he can be offered in exchange for Cristian Pavon of Boca Juniors. Still ambiguous situation for Donnarumma, his position will be more clear only at the end of the season.