Italian international Alessandro Florenzi has been ruled out for a month after he underwent a knee operation earlier on Saturday. The period of recuperation from the surgery was revealed on the AC Milan website. The knee surgery was performed by Pier Paolo Marianiat the Villa Stuart Clinic in the Italian capital of Rome with AC Milan doctor Lucio Genesio in attendance.
The arthroscopic operation was done to correct a little tear to the media meniscus in the left knee of the AC Milan utility player who has played seven of the eight games at the club this season. The Italian has started twice plus five substitute appearances for Milan following his move from AS Roma this summer. Alessandro Florenzi has been used on the right side of defence and on the rightwing. Read more… »
Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini is not ruling out the possibility of representing Italy at next year’s FIFA World Cup tournament on Qatari soil. Chiellini talked about the possibility of playing for the Italian senior national team at Qatar 2022 at the Italian Tech Week as monitored by Tuttomercatoweb (TMW). According to him, he might play at the World Cup tournament next year if he maintains his fitness.
Chiellini recently turned 37 but that has not stopped him from playing the round leather game. The central defender was a free agent when he helped Italy to win the Euro 2020 tournament this summer but he has since re-signed for Juventus on a two-year contract until 2023. Read more… »
AC Milan are prepared to accelerate negotiations for AS Roma utility player Alessandro Florenzi in the coming days according to Italian publication Calciomercato. It was revealed that AC Milan will intensify efforts to sign Italian national team player Florenzi on the back of the return of Roma director Tiago Pinto.
Pinto is back in Italy after his trip to London last week to seal the €40m deal for Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham. Abraham was initially reluctant to leave Premier League football for Italy but he has since changed his mind thanks in part to the abovementioned Pinto.
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Italian Serie A giants AC Milan have already successfully snapped up a striker from English Premier League side Chelsea this summer but they seem to be hungry for more players from the Blues. Milan completed the signing of former Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud from Chelsea this summer after a successful round of talks as the Italian side looked to bolster the attacking line of their squad. Giroud was signed for around £2 million from Stamford Bridge as a potential standing partner for Zlatan Ibrahimovic but with the two strikers already bearing the end of their careers, Milan are said to be interested in planning for the future.
According to the latest reports, Milan are very much interested in the idea of snapping up another striker from Chelsea, in the person of Tammy Abraham. The England international striker has largely been tipped to find another club after being told that he is currently behind Timo Werner and Kai Havertz in the pecking order under manager Thomas Tuchel.
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With reports gathering pace that Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud will be joining Italian Serie A giants AC Milan next season, there have been questions raised about how much of an impact he will be making at the Italian club next season. The France international attacker has grown fed up at Stamford Bridge following his lack of game time under manager Thomas Tuchel and has long decided that he wants to try out a new challenge elsewhere. He was largely restricted to minimal game time last season and hardly played in the Premier League, with Tuchel preferring Timo Werner over him and Tammy Abraham.
He has reportedly agreed to join Milan on a two-year contract and is expected to sign a deal with the Rossoneri in the coming days in order to finalize all the formalities in the deal. Giroud is an excellent striker and has always performed well whenever he got his chance. He is expected to be more involved in games at Milan next season than he did at Chelsea and there is a huge belief that he will score a couple of goals at the San Siro too.
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Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has continued to be a wanted man by Italian giants AC Milan, with the Rossoneri said to be keen to acquire the services of the France international striker. Giroud, who has been reduced to a bench role at Stamford Bridge in the last couple of months, is said to be dissatisfied with life in England and reportedly wants to engineer a move away from the Blues. The former Arsenal attacker has made it clear to the Chelsea manager that he would love to play more games and that he is willing to find another club if the German manager cannot promise him that.
At the end of the last two seasons, former Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte signaled his desire to sign the ex-Arsenal player and take him to Italy. However, Chelsea remained adamant that they were not going to sell him until they find a perfect replacement. Although staying put at Chelsea was not entirely what he wanted, Giroud finished the 2020-21 campaign with the Blues.
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AC Milan, one of the biggest household names in football history, and one of the top best teams in the Italian Serie A have qualified for the UEFA Champions League group stages next season and this will be the first time they will be achieving this feat in as long as eight years, having last done so back in 2013. Since then, they have been ensuring disappointing seasons in the Serie A that have seen them either miss out on European football or only make it to the group stages of the UEFA Europa League.
However, following their confirmed status as one of the contenders for the UCL title next season, their next plan will now be to try and complete their transfer businesses on time in a bid to strengthen and bolster their squad till its capable of competing against other top teams across the top 5 leagues in Europe.
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It is currently almost certain that Juventus manager Andrea Pirlo may not be at the club ahead of next season, according to multiple reports from Italy and abroad. Pirlo was appointed as the club’s new manager following the departure of former head coach Maurizio Sarri some months ago. Following Pirlo’s appointment, the club have not reaped the amount of success they were hoping to enjoy under the former Italy international manager and they could well be lining up his replacement as soon as possible.
Pirlo, a Juventus legend, was deemed fit for the managerial role after Sarri left the club but he has not been able to justify his appointment, with the club not only missing out on the league title after losing it to Inter Milan but also close to missing out on Champions League football as well.
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Italian Serie A giants AC Milan are looking to raid the English Premier League for possible player signings in the summer transfer window, according to reports. After outlining their interest toward the idea of signing Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori permanently, they now want to make it a double raid on the Premier League as they have sighted Manchester United midfielder, Juan Mata, as a possible transfer target.
Mata is currently playing in the last year of his United contract but has been largely restricted to only a few games since the start of the season. He has been largely used in the UEFA Europa League competition this campaign but he’s also not been playing enough games. His last appearance came in the 6-2 thrashing of AS Roma in the Europa League on Thursday and it was only a cameo appearance he made.
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Job done. That’s what most Milan fans will feel after a thrilling final day in Serie A, where the team dropped in and out of the Champions League spots and then somehow finished 2nd. Was it deserved? You would have to say so, given how Milan topped the table for large parts of the season.
There were some nerves, certainly in the run-in, and you might say that Milan shouldn’t have left themselves with a job to do on the last day. But, 2nd place and Champions League football? Every fan would have taken that at the start of the season, and so would Stefano Pioli (although he probably wouldn’t admit it). Read more… »