Friday August 10 2018
‘Bacca and Silva could leave’

Leonardo confirms Carlos Bacca and André Silva could be sold, but Manuel Locatelli won’t be told to leave Milan.

The general manager was at Casa Milan today for Ivan Strinic and Pepe Reina’s presentation, and he was quizzed about players who could leave.

“We have a great relationship with Bacca,” Leonardo replied.

“We’re trying to solve things in a positive atmosphere, he knows the situation and he has his needs, we’ll see if we can resolve things. He could also stay.

“As for André Silva, there are many situations we’ve tried to understand. We need to understand everyone’s intentions and in some cases it’s difficult, we’re trying to build.

“It’s possible that he’ll leave, but we need to see where and how.”

Manuel Locatelli has been linked with Sassuolo, but the young midfielder looks unlikely to leave.

“We never thought of making Locatelli leave, it was a particular thing. It was up in the air for a long time and we were waiting.

“This wait has led to choices and decisions, but since we arrived we have never thought of making him leave.

“One thing is fundamental in this Milan and in all big clubs: a player has to be happy to stay and want to stay.

“We’ll probably find a solution for [goalkeeper] Gabriel. Having two strong goalkeepers [Pepe Reina and Gigio Donnarumma] and a great goalkeeper for the future in [Alessandro] Plizarri.

“So we’re well set for goalkeepers.”