The Brazilian superstar Kaka is no longer a part of AC Milan. The veteran midfielder has left the club a year prior to the expiry of his contract.
The main reason behind Kaka’s exit is believed to be Milan’s failure to qualify for the UEFA Champions League last season.
There have been a lot of reports of Kaka planning to make his way to America this summer. The club which he is rumoured to be close to signing for is the MLS new boys Orlando City.
Former Chelsea defender Alex recently completed a move to AC Milan, which brings his two-year spell at Paris St Germain to an end. Alex has been at PSG for the last two years after moving to the French capital for € 5 million from Chelsea. However, his first-team place has come under increasing threat in recent months and the French outfit recently brought in David Luiz from Chelsea for £ 50 million. This has been made with an exit from PSG, but Alex has quickly moved to another big team in the form of Milan.
AC Milan midfielder Nigel de Jong, who scored the only goal of the game in the latest Milan derby, said that the club need to retain the services of Clarence Seedorf into next season as well. The Dutchman was appointed as the replacement for manager Massimiliano Allegri midway through the season. However, his appointment has not exactly worked according to plan after the team crashed out of the Champions League in the quarter-final stage, while they have also been slipping down the league table as well.
After making over 160 appearances for Chelsea, Michael Essien was signed by Ac.Milan on January 27 but the Ghanaian footballer has suffered a thigh injury which will be leaving him out of action for at least 2 weeks.
"AC Milan wishes to communicate that Michael Essien has picked up an injury to his right thigh. The player will undergo further tests in 10 days' time." This was the statement released by the Italian club’s official website.
New AC Milan manager Clarence Seedorf says that Real Madrid can once again become a dominant force in European football after the arrival of Carlo Ancelotti has transformed the club in the last few months.
Ancelotti replaced Jose Mourinho in the summer, but results were not excellent almost immediately. In fact, the club trailed Barcelona by six points before the winter break, but they have totally turned around the situation in the last few months. They now lead the Spanish league table by four points with only 11 matches remaining.
Ac.Milan initiated their Serie A season by claiming 1 victory out of the opening 5 matches. The arrival of Ricardo Kaka to the Italian team did give a boost to the team of Clarence Seedorf as the Brazilian player has displayed flashes of brilliance, minor samples of the player he once used to be.
The 1st signing of Ac.Milan in January was CSKA Moscow’s Keisuke Honda who was agreed to make a move to the Italian club even before the transfer window had opened. The Japanese player signed a contract that will be seeing him staying in Serie A with Ac.Milan until 2017.
Since joining Ac.Milan, Honda has had nothing but praise concerning his new club as he has already stated that it was one of his dreams and he wants to become a champion.
Manchester United and Chelsea are getting ready for a January fight for Netherlands football player Wesley Sneijder along with European giant AC Milan. At present, the twenty nine year old Dutch player is playing for Turkish team Galatasaray. According to reports, last month, Dutch coach Louis van Gaal advised him to join Chelsea during the mid-season transfer window.
In spite of Unal Aysal, the Galatasaray president, claiming that he has no intent of letting the Dutch star leave the club. Media reports in Milan, Italy suggests that they are getting ready to take Sneijder.
The Barcelona boss, Gerardo Martino, has hailed his team for putting up a great, all round performance in their Champions League match against Celtic yesterday, to top Milan's Champions league group.
Barcelona won the match by 1-0 and maintained its top position in Group H. The stand out performer for Barcelona in the game was the Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas who found the net for the visitors with 10 odd minutes left.
Milan have once again made a poor start to the league campaign after managing just one win in the first four matches of the season.
As result, they are in the 11th position in the table. This has increased pressure on manager Massimiliano Allegri, who has had it tough fight to keep his position for the last few years. The club had a similar start to the season last time around, but they managed to turn their fortunes since Christmas following the arrival of Mario Balotelli. Now that Balotelli is already at the club, it remains to be seen who can rescue Milan now.