AC Milan are currently limbering up for the Italian Supercup in the tournament’s spiritual home of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Meanwhile, there are persistent rumblings that Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri is keen to pluck Gonzalo Higuain from Milan’s clutches before the transfer window closes.
Rossoneri coach Gennaro Gattuso addressed the rumours by declaring that he intends to “keep Higuain at my house, hold onto him tightly and feed him my dinner”.
However, it would appear that Higuain isn’t quite so enamoured – that’s if his stiff reducer tackle on his own manager during Monday afternoon’s training session is anything to go by…
Gonzalo Higuain is no longer seen alive, after his tackle on Gattuso at the training. 😂 pic.twitter.com/nsjEuLCEn4
— AC Forza Milan/News (@ACForzaMilano) 14 January 2019
Gattuso soon wrought his revenge with a terrier-like lunge of his own, though it came on poor old innocent Alessio Romagnoli…
— Pietro Balzano Prota (@PBPcalcio) 14 January 2019
This being the very same Alessio Romagnoli who only returned to the squad in mid-December having sat out for five weeks with a torn calf muscle.
In entirely unconnected news, Milan currently have four first-team players ruled out with long-term injuries, with many other players missing games with various knocks, tweaks and twangs over the course of the 2018-19 campaign to date.