Milan confirmed Luiz Adriano is not called up for the Coppa Italia tie with Carpi as “he is in transfer negotiations.”
The quarter-final is at San Siro on Wednesday evening.
Mario Balotelli returns, but Philippe Mexes, Jeremy Menez, Diego Lopez, Rodrigo Ely and Luiz Adriano are absent.
Milan Channel, the official television station of the club, confirmed Luiz Adriano is out because “he is at the centre of transfer negotiations.”
It’s reported the Brazilian striker could be heading to China, just six months after his arrival at Milan.
They signed the 28-year-old from Shakhtar Donetsk for €8m, but could sell for €12m-€13m.
Milan squad for Carpi: Abbiati, Donnarumma, Livieri; Abate, Alex, Antonelli, Calabria, De Sciglio, Romagnoli, Simic, Zapata; Bertolacci, Bonaventura, De Jong, Josè Mauri. Kucka, Montolivo, Poli; Bacca, Balotelli, Boateng, Honda, Niang