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… »
Serie A giant AC Milan want to sign Everton player Gerard Deulofeuon a permanent basis, according to reports.
The Spanish winger moved to AC Milan on a loan deal and his fortunes transformed. Deulofeu has been spectacular since he started playing at the San Siro unlike when he was at Goodison Park where he barely made the first team.
The player was invited to the Spanish setup recently where he grabbed his first for the senior team. When Everton loaned the player, they did not add the option of permanent purchase so Deulofeu is poised to return at the end of the season.
However, reports making the round say AC Milan are now seeking to reach an agreement with the Premier League side for the player on a permanent basis. Milan consider the Spaniard a great prospect and want his to be tied officially to the club. Read more… »
The Rossoneri defender Alessio Romagnoli found himself on the target of the club faithful for one of his tweets through which he expressed his joy at the result of the game between Lazio and Roma in the Round of 4 of Coppa Italia.
It was actually at Roma only where Romagnoli came through the ranks and put his first foot forward in the senior professional Football, but, still his loyalty is attached to Lazio as he is understood to be a die-hard supporter of the club from his childhood days.
While that’s not surprising as many Footballers over the years have supported the clubs they never played for, the thing is that Lazio’s win was not good for Romagnoli’s current club AC Milan as they are their prime competitors for qualification to continental Football.
Considering the current position of Milan in the Italian top flight standings, the Champions League seems a bit too far away, probably out of the reach, but, Europa League is something they are still eyeing and are battling with Lazio for a spot in that tournament. Read more… »
AC Milan looked like being on the verge of returning back into the top three only a few weeks ago. However, the team has suffered a huge dip in form since the winter break.
Milan have not managed to win in the last five games – a run that includes four consecutive defeats. Pressure on manager Vincenzo Montella has raised tremendously in the last few weeks. Now, AC Milan have fallen five points behind Inter Milan, who occupy the final Europa League qualification spot. Despite the poor form, manager Montella remains confident that the club can secure European football next season.
Milan last finished in the top three back in the 2012-13 season. Since then, their best ever return was a seventh place finish last season.Aware that the club could not be returned to the former glory days under their regime, former Italy president Silvio Berlusconi recently sold the club to Chinese investors. However, the new money is yet to arrive at the club. Read more… »
Defending champions Juventus are set to clash with AC Milan in the Coppa Italia last eight for a chance to continue at the tournament.
Juve would be hoping to revenge for the loss they suffered in the Supercoppa Italiana final.
The hosts are expected to use the same formation they employed in fighting off Lazio albeit with a slight modification. They were excellent against Lazio, killing the game off in the first 17 minutes. Many want AC Milan to force an upset in a season the team has not been as convincing. The top three teams in the league are separated by four points. Unlike last season where there were no doubts they would later claim the title, this term is not as closed
“We’ll change some players, because we played a very tense and physical game on Sunday. Tomorrow night will be a final, and then we have a game with Sassuolo on Sunday. Everyone else is fine, so there will definitely be changes,” Coach Allegri said in his pre match conference. Read more… »
AC Milan manager Vincenzo Montella says that the late arrival in Doha in order to take part in the Super Cup is not an excuse for failing to win the game.
Defending champions Juventus will be the opponents for AC Milan, as they look to win the title. Milan’s flight to Qatar being delayed meant that the club were only able to arrive for preparations a day later than scheduled. It certainly gives Juventus an advantage in terms of the preparations, but Montella says that it should not be an early excuse for players going into the game.
Montella has transformed Milan since taking over the club in the summer. Even though they have also been helped by the financial resources provided by the club’s new owners, Montella has been able to achieve a lot of success this season without spending a large sum of money. Read more… »