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.
AC Milan have continued where they left off from last season after they managed a convincing 2-1 win over Valencia in the pre-season friendly match. The match took place at the famous Mestalla stadium and Milan dominated from the start.
Robinho, who recently agreed a new deal to extend his stay at the San Siro, scored the opening goal with a brilliant finish in the first half. Former Manchester city defensive midfielder Nigel de Jong then doubled Milan's advantage from a long-distance shot. It looked like Milan were going to end the match in a comfortable fashion.
New Manchester United manager David Moyes has hinted that the club’s Italian striker Federico Macheda and Portuguese midfielder Bebe have no futures at the club after both the players were left out of the club’s pre-season tour to Asia and Australia.
AC Milan managed to recover in the most stunning fashion to finish the last season in the third position. Defender Kevin Constant is of the opinion that the club will be able to win the Italian Serie A title in the upcoming season.
Milan will be going into the new season with the confidence carried over from the second half of last season according to Constant. Under the management of Massimiliano Allegri, Milan had one of the worst starts to the Italian Serie A campaign last season. As a result, they were close to the bottom of the table during Christmas.
AC Milan have been linked with a move for Carlos Tevez for a long time, but it appears that the Argentine may not come to the San Siro in this summer according to the vice president of the club.
Adriano Galliani has stated that the transfer demands of Manchester City for their striker Tevez means that they will be unlikely to afford him. The only way of AC Milan meeting the transfer requirements will be to sell one of their strikers. Tevez is being seen as the replacement for Robinho, who is widely linked with a return to Brazil with Santos.
AC Milan manager Massimiliano Allegri has praised the January signing, Mario Balotelli, by comparing him with some of the best strikers in the world like Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Milan managed to secure the signing of the 22-year-old Italian, who is known for causing a lot of trouble. He is thought to have signed for AC Milan after a transfer fee of around £ 20 million was agreed between the two clubs. The striker has already managed to score seven goals since arriving in January. His form has been one of the main reasons behind AC Milan's push for the top two positions in the table.
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Milan have struggled with form throughout the season due to the loss of several quality players like Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Another reason for their struggles this season has been the inability to replace the star players, who departed in the summer. In addition to the departures during the summer, the club has also lost the services of the Brazilian striker Alexandre Pato at the start of this transfer window. The club are currently in the top half of the table after staging a good recovery in the last few weeks. They were in the bottom half only a few months ago.