Milan have confirmed
The midfielder arrived at San Siro last summer after the Rossoneri agreed an
The Bosnia-Herzegovina international was absent for Milan's 1-1 draw at home to Hellas Verona on Sunday. Hakan Çalhanoğlu grabbed the hosts' equaliser just before the half-hour, but draws will not do for Pioli's side, with fourth-place Atalanta now ten points ahead of them.
Unfortunately for Krunić, Pioli has shown the same attitude as his predecessor, often overlooking the 26-year-old.
He had been a regular starter at Empoli for the last three seasons, two of which were played in the top-flight of Italian football. However, he has faced stiffer competition for places since moving to Lombardy.
High-calibre players such as Franck Kessié, Lucas Paquetá and Çalhanoğlu are among those ahead of him in the pecking order.
Krunić was one of Milan's less notable purchases in the summer after the Rossoneri secured deals for Rafael Leão, Theo Hernández and Ante Rebic during the off-season, along with several others.