Luciano Spalletti spoke upon arrival at Malpensa airport on Geoffrey Kondogbia after the Frenchman skipped morning training: ”He had this idea to make a change that arrived from a far, unfortunately to convince him someone promised him many things. But the promises need to be made to us too, it’s not as if we’ve only paid him 2 lire….He said that a team wanted him and we could speak to them, we can’t keep people against their will.
Spalletti also discussed the imminent departure of Jeison Murillo to Valencia: ”Jeison Murillo wants to leave. The club have found a deal with them [Valencia]. I am a bit surprised, I made few promises to him; He is a strong player.”
Tomorrow’s friendly with Real Betis was then spoken about: ”What do I expect from tomorrow’s race? Great professionalism. Dalbert will play in the game, we will evaluate his condition.”