AC Milan captain Leonardo Bonucci has lifted the lid on why he made the controversial switch to San Siro from Juventus during this summer’s transfer window.
The Italy international has made a good start to his career with the Rossoneri after having won the first two games of the Serie A season.
Speaking from Italy’s training centre on Tuesday, Bonucci admitted that he had to move on from the Serie A holders due to decisions made from the club’s hierarchy, he said: “I left Juventus because of some decisions made by the board. One must have balls to do what I did. They told me I am traitor, a mercenary and other stuff even if I always gave the best for Juventus. I did get along with Juventus until the end. I was not doing the difference in the defence of Juventus, I played alongside great champions and without them it wouldn’t have been the same for me.” Read more… »
Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches has opted to snub advances from Premier League’s Chelsea in order to pursue a move to AC Milan this summer.
The Portugal international is likely to join the Rossoneri on a temporary basis with Bayern hoping that the player will evolve into a top-class prospect in the future.
Sanches, 19, struggled to make a regular appearance in the German top-flight last season, and he was restricted to just six starts through the campaign. Following last week’s 3-2 friendly win over Chelsea, Sanches admitted that he would prefer to join AC Milan, where he would get more of an opportunity to progress, he said: “Of course, I would like to play more that’s why I want to change and go to a club where I would play more. AC Milan is an interesting option. If the opportunity emerges and the clubs can agree, I would like to know. I’m young, I want and I have to play a lot. I think the chance to do so is greater in Milan than in Munich.” Read more… »
Former Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva has admitted that he chose Lazio above many other clubs this summer. The Brazil international had been linked with the likes of AC Milan, Newcastle United and Gremio during the transfer window before he decided to link up with the Rome-based outfit.
Leiva spent 10 seasons with Liverpool, where they were mostly in a transition phase, and he thereby did not get the chance to celebrate the success achieved prior to his arrival. Overall, the Brazilian made 344 appearances for Liverpool across all competitions, while bagging seven goals in the process. Read more… »
AC Milan have secured the services of defender Leonardo Bonucci on a five-year contract.
The £37.45m deal was finalised as early as last week, but the transfer was being held up due to the player’s medical tests. Bonucci spent seven seasons at Juventus where he earned the reputation of being one of the best defenders in the world.
At 30 years of age, the centre-back was expected to remain pivotal to the Bianconeri’s future success, but he made a surprise decision to join the Milan giants following Juventus’ decision to offload him. Bonucci had a bust up with manager Max Allegri during the backend of the previous campaign, and this appears as one of the key reasons why the club decided to part ways with his services.
On his arrival to Milan, manager Vincenzo Montella was full of praise for the central defender and he is looking forward to working with him during the upcoming campaign, he said: “He is a player with international experience. Technically, I think that he and Sergio Ramos are the strongest central defenders in the world. Coaching him is a dream come true.” Read more… »
AC Milan reportedly have a deal in place to Argentine midfielder Lucas Biglia, his representative has revealed.
The former Anderlecht man has agreed personal terms with the Rossoneri nearly a month ago, and he will not waiting on a solution on his future. The Rossoneri have already signed the likes of Mateo Musacchio, Ricardo Rodriguez, Franck Kessie and Andre Silva on a combined £69m fee, and they look set to continue their spending spree with Sunderland’s Fabio Borini currently undergoing his medical examination.
Biglia has been constantly linked with a move elsewhere with Manchester United previously holding an interest in his services, and according to agent Enzo Montepaone, his client has set his sights on a move to San Siro. The Rossoneri have already shown their transfer ambitions under the new Chinese consortium, and Biglia’s capture may not be the end of it with several other high-profile players also on their radar. Read more… »
Amidst all the rumors and issues that are going on involving the future of the 18 year old superstar Gianluigi Donnarumma, something significantly big has emerged involving a retiree that used to perform in Ac.Milan.
Christian Abbiati used to perform for Ac.Milan from 1998 until 2016, during this period of time; he was able to life the UEFA Champions League and 3 Serie A pieces of silverware as well as a few other trophies.
In that time-lapse of 30 years. Abbiati managed to make over 250 appearances with the Italian club. There was a point in time when he was the undisputed 1st choice shot-stopper of Ac.Milan but his influence in San Siro was slowly diminishing as other players such as: Gianluigi Donnarumma and Diego Lopez were making more appearances in the first team.
During the Serie A season of 2015-16, Abbiati only performed for 71 minutes while Gianluigi Donnarumma enjoyed being at the pitch for 2,629 minutes and even Diego Lopez had a much more active role than Christian Abbiati who decided to retire at the end of the season.
It has recently been announced that the retiree has made his return to Ac.Milan as the club manager.
Ac.Milan confirmed it as they released a statement which read: “He will report directly to the club’s sporting and technical director Massimiliano Mirabelli and will be the liaison between the team and the club,” Read more… »
Cash-rich AC Milan have reportedly sealed personal terms with Atalanta right-back Andrea Conti ahead of his proposed move to San Siro during the summer transfer window.
The Italian was a key performer for the Serie A club who performed above their expectations to finish fourth in the league standings. Conte has agreed to a five-year deal on a £1.8 a year contract, and all is left for the clubs to come to terms over a transfer price.
The Rossoneri have been quite busy in the summer after having already the likes of Mateo Musacchio, Franck Kessie and Ricardo Rodriguez to their ranks. The San Siro outfit have failed to maintain a regular Champions League spot since their league triumph six years ago with a host of key players most notably Andrea Pirlo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic parting ways with the club. Read more… »
Everton are reportedly interested in AC Milan star AlessioRomagnoli.
The 22-year old Italy international would cost in the range of £20-25 million. The wages offered by the Toffees
might lure the Italian to England as the financial benefits beat the Serie A standard many times over.
The youngster has amassed over a hundred Serie A caps, playing for AS Roma, Sampdoria and Milan. He is under contract with the Rossoneri for three more years but Koeman could trigger his release clause.
Everton seem to be a side that would have a busy summer as many players are linked to the club. Koeman could go for either of Kasper Schmeichel of Leicester or Jordan Pickford of now relegated Sunderland. Read more… »
Vincenzo Montella claimed that AC Milan have full faith in him, despite reports that the club may go through a managerial change after the arrival of new owners.
Milan became the latest Italian giant to fall under the hands of foreign owners after president Silvio Berlusconi decided to sell the club for around £ 700 million. After having gone through years of neglect in terms of investment, Milan are expected to spend big in the upcoming transfer window. Vincenzo Montella has done a reasonably good job since being appointed as the Milan manager back in the summer.
He has been in charge for 39 matches and has managed to take around 1.69 points per game. Milan, though, are in danger of missing out on the Europa league spot after a five match winless run. Read more… »
AC Milan are entering into a new era after the arrival of new owners from China.
After having been in charge of the Italian outfit for more than two decades, former Italy president Silvio Berlusconi has quit his role. He has been able to sell Milan for around £600 million, while the new owners will be inheriting the sizeable debt along with the prestige of the club itself. The new Chinese owners have promised significant investment into the playing squad. Berlusconi has severely restricted the transfer expenditure over the last decade or so. This has led to the club dropping down the Italian Serie A table to the point where they have not qualified for the European competitions in the last couple of years.
The primary task for AC Milan’s new owners will be to revive the glory days. It is easy said than done, but it seems that they have placing their faith in the management of Vincenzo Montella. For the time being, the former Fiorentina boss has received the backing from Milan’s new owners. Read more… »