AC Milan manager Gennaro Gattuso seemed to have been angered when he was asked if he would be forced to get rid of some of the club’s top players during the January window in order to generate some money for the club.
Milan have spent a lot of money in recent seasons as they look to return to the top of both domestic and European football, and have reportedly been fined for breaching the Financial Fair Play regulations.
However, the manager does not agree to the rumours, insisting that club will retain their best players and also hitting out at the journalists who fired the questions at him about the issue.
Speaking in a pre-match conference ahead of the Serie A clash with Bologne, Gattuso said, “You are packaging them up and sending them away. It’s Christmas time, so you are wrapping them up and putting them under trees”.
“All the things you write about the transfer market and Financial Fair Play are things that the club hasn’t had to deal with yet”, he added.
Higuain, in particular, has been subject to series of rumours suggesting the Rossoneri will refrain from exercising their option to buy him from Juventus at the end of the season following his barren spell in front of goal.
The striker has hit a terrible run, failing to find the back of the net in his previous six games and last scored on October 28.
Since moving from Juventus in the summer, the player has been largely underwhelming for AC Milan and has failed to replicate the same goalscoring form which saw him nail down a spot in the Napoli starting XI.