Milan have cut their yearly wage bill by €60m, but they are still the biggest payers in the Italian top flight.
The Gazzetta dello Sport have published their annual review of Serie A salaries and it shows that many clubs have taken action in view of the Financial Fair Play rules.
After a summer of waving goodbye to a host of veteran players, as well as Thiago Silva and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the Diavolo now pay out €120m a season.
City rivals Inter have also been busy cutting costs and they have saved €40m after sacrificing big earners such as Julio Cesar, Lucio, Douglas Maicon and Diego Forlan.
Juventus’ costs have actually increased slightly, while Roma’s attempts to improve their books were affected by the new contract of Daniele De Rossi who is on €6m a campaign.
Genoa have saved €7m, Siena €4m and Palermo €2.6m.
Club wage bill and highest earner: Milan €120m (Pato €4m), Juventus €115m (Buffon €6m), Inter €100m (Sneijder €6m), Roma €95m (De Rossi €6m), Lazio €66.2m (Klose €2.1m), Napoli €53.2m (Cavani €4.5m), Fiorentina €38.8m (Jovetic €2.5m), Sampdoria €29.8m (Palombo €1.5m), Genoa €28.9m (Borriello €1.4m), Bologna €28.4m (Gilardino €1.2m), Atalanta €23.7m (Denis €1m), Palermo €23.4m (Miccoli €1.2m), Torino €22m (Bianchi €1.3m), Udinese €21.2m (Di Natale €1.3m), Parma €21.2m (Amauri €1m), Siena €18.9m (D’Agostino €0.8m), Catania €18m (Andujar €0.6m), Cagliari €15.9m (Conti €0.75m), Chievo €15.9m (Pellissier €0.8m), Pescara €10.8m (Celik €0.4m).
Meanwhile, the top 10 earners in Serie A are: Buffon (Juventus), De Rossi (Roma) and Sneijder (Inter) €6m, Totti (Roma) €5m, Cavani (Napoli) and Milito (Inter) €4.5m, Cambiasso (Inter), Mexes (Milan), Pato (Milan) and Robinho (Milan) €4m.
Milan’s senior team individual wages can be seen below:
AC Milan 2012/13: Player Wages
Key: D = Defender, M = Midfielder, F = Forward, GK = Goalkeeper
PLAYER NAME POSITION AGE YEARLY WAGES (€)
Philippe Mexes D 30 4,000,000
Alexandre Pato F 23 4,000,000
Robinho F 28 4,000,000
Riccardo Montolivo M 27 3,500,000
Nigel De Jong M 27 3,000,000
Giampaolo Pazzini F 28 2,700,000
Kevin-Prince Boateng M 25 2,500,000
Ignazio Abate D 25 2,000,000
Daniele Bonera D 31 2,000,000
Bojan Krkic F 22 1,500,000
Christian Abbiati GK 35 1,500,000
Massimo Ambrosini M 35 1,500,000
Urby Emanuelson M 26 1,500,000
Mathieu Flamini M 28 1,500,000
Sulley Muntari M 28 1,500,000
Antonio Nocerino M 27 1,500,000
Cristian Zapata D 25 1,500,000
Bakaye Traoré M 27 1,200,000
Marco Amelia GK 30 1,000,000
Luca Antonini D 30 1,000,000
Mario Yepes D 36 1,000,000
Francesco Acerbi D 24 800,000
Kevin Constant M 25 800,000
Stephan El Shaarawy F 19 800,000
Djamel Mesbah D 27 600,000
Didac Vila D 23 600,000
Gabriel GK 19 500,000