Friday December 28 2018
Leonardo: ‘Milan have to sell’

Leonardo tells Milan fans not to expect big signings in January - “not because we don’t want to, but because we can’t”.

The Rossoneri are operating under Financial Fair Play controls, so there won’t be big investment in Gennaro Gattuso’s squad next month.

“We signed [Lucas] Paquetà in October and got a letter in which they [UEFA] disputed that kind of investment,” technical director Leonardo revealed, speaking to various reporters at Milanello.

“So far we haven’t received our UEFA prize money. There won’t be big signings. We need to work on opportunities.

“The January market is complicated, so we need to be alert to opportunities.

“We have 30 players in the squad right now, so there will definitely have to be some exits. We won’t buy, not because we don’t want to, but because we can’t.

“We spent almost zero in the summer between exits and incomings. The only point of increase was [Gonzalo] Higuain. Higuain was the only real investment, the rest were all exchanges.

“Those who stay here will stay because they want to stay, otherwise goodbye and thank you. We’ll get to where we want to get, that’s what Milan is, with or without us.”