Saturday November 17 2018
Milan consider out of contract veterans

Milan are facing an injury crisis and could try to sign an out of contract defender, such as Nicolas Burdisso, Leonardo Blanchard or Robert Huth.

Alessio Romagnoli was today diagnosed with a tear to the calf muscle and will be out for approximately four weeks.

With Mateo Musacchio, Mattia Caldara, Giacomo Bonaventura and Lucas Biglia also on long-term injury lay-offs, Milan are short-staffed.

According to Sport Mediaset, they could turn to the market for free agents, allowing them to sign a player without charge and outside the traditional transfer windows.

The most likely option is Burdisso, whose contract with Genoa expired in June.

He already has plenty of experience in Italy with Genoa and Inter too, but had announced his intention to retire from football.

Other candidates for Gennaro Gattuso’s side are ex-Frosinone man Leonardo Blanchard, former Leicester City Premier League winner Huth and Cristian Zaccardo, who was until recently playing in Malta.

Diego Polenta could also be considered, as the Uruguay international is only 26 years old, but his Nacional deal ran out in July.

It is even reported Milan could approach Florentin Pogba, the 28-year-old brother of Paul whose recent clubs include Saint-Etienne and Genclerbiriligi.

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