Serie A outfit AC Milan have reportedly emerged as possible contenders to sign Alvaro Morata from Chelsea this summer. The Spain international endured a mixed debut season with the Blues with just 15 goals across all competitions and he has since been associated with a possible exit from Stamford Bridge.
According to Sky Italia, the Rossoneri have joined Juventus in the pursuit of the Spaniard but they are unlikely to be able to discuss a straight-cash deal. The San Siro giants are expected to sell off a couple of players in order to meet the Financial Fair Play requirements and a loan-to-buy arrangement appears their best way forward to pursue the striker.
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AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso wants to see some improvement from his team next season. He took over in November and has since helped the team improve their form in the Serie A. He said that his major disappointment last season was failing to beat Juventus as this will have helped them salvage something from their season.
He said that AC Milan is already a great team and that they will need some quality players in order to become stronger. He said that he already has a list of transfer target and it will be up to the owners to say whether they can bring them or not. Much of the rumours swirl around players in the Portuguese and French leagues, where there are some rough diamonds that could be polished at the San Siro. Read more… »
Italy international Alessio Romagnoli has ended the ongoing speculation over his future by signing a fresh four-year contract with AC Milan. The centre-back had attracted strong interest from Juventus in recent weeks but the Rossoneri have managed to convince the defender to prolong his stay until 2022.
Speaking after the extension, Romagnolisaid: “I thank Fassone and Mirabelli. We hope it will be a renewal that brings us great satisfaction, both next season and also in the years to come. I will honour this agreement and this jersey every day.Thank you again everyone. Now we will enjoy the holidays and come back fired up for a new season.”
AC Milan have expected to challenge for the Champions League positions at the least after their €200m plus spending during the previous summer transfer window. However, they could not find the cohesion within the team to enhance their prospects and they eventually ended the campaign in sixth position, eight points behind fourth-placed Inter Milan.
Since then, the hierarchy have had to deal with issues regarding the Financial Fair Play and reports suggest that they could be handed a huge fine from UEFA. Nevertheless, they have the future of one of their brightest talents secured and the San Siro outfit will be hoping for better promise under Gennaro Gattuso next term.
The former Champions League winner was the key to reviving Milan’s campaign, shortly after Vincenzo Montella’s dismissal last year and he has since been rewarded with a fresh contract for his efforts. Despite the financial troubles, Milan continue to be in the market for players ahead of the summer transfer window and they are particularly looking for recruits in the midfield and forward departments.
Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini has been recently touted as a possible candidate to join the club on a free transfer whilst Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata is also on their radar after an average showing during his debut campaign in the Premier League.
AC Milan manager Gennaro Gattuso has finally admitted that his job may be on the line after a string of disappointing results. Just when it seemed that the club are on a path towards recovery and reaching the European stages, the home defeat against Benevento has given a huge blow to the club’s hopes of finishing in the top six places. Milan have fallen a couple of points behind the likes of Atalanta, while archrivals Inter Milan are substantially ahead in the table. There is even potential for Milan to fall out of the top 10 places.
After having been one of the power houses in European football, Milan were expected to revive their old-self when new investment from across the globe poured into the club. However, this has not been the case since the club has not been able to find any kind of a good run going. Milan have gone through several managers already with the likes of Clarence Seedorf staying at the club only for a short spell. Read more… »
Marco Materazzi believes his former Italy teammate Gennaro Gattuso has done an incredible job in transforming AC Milan’s second during the second half of the season. The Rossoneri appeared done and out of the quest for Champions League football, but the appointment of Gattuso as the permanent head coach in November has scrapped a brilliant comeback for the club.
Speaking on Omnisport, Materazzi was full of praise for his compatriot despite Milan’s rivalry with his former side Inter, he said: “I believe that when a coach steps up from being in charge of the B team and asks to keep the same contract, while trying to prove himself with the first team, he has proved he can be treated as a top coach. They’ve produced an incredible come-back. Credit to Rino, who was able to create a good atmosphere and a solid group. We’ll see if he gets the job next year too.”
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Former Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon claims that Gianluigi Donnarumma should quit AC Milan and move to Juventus next summer. There is a significant possibility that Buffon will hang up his boots at the end of the campaign.
He has already announced his retirement from the national team and Donnarumma is likely to replace him as the number one within the national team. After having held the top position in the Italy squad for the last two decades, Buffon decided to step down after Italy’s shocking failure to reach the World Cup 2018.Buffon is expected to retire from all forms of football at the end of the campaign.
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ESPN pundit Alejandro Moreno does not believe Gianluigi Donnarumma would fancy a move to Chelsea during the summer transfer window. The 19-year-old has been widely tipped to pursue a big-money switch away from the Rossoneri, should they fail to qualify for next season’s Champions League. A number of high-profile clubs including Real Madrid have been touted as potential candidates to pursue the Rossoneri graduate, but recent reports have suggested that the Blues have joined the race to sign the teenager.
The west London outfit are currently uncertain whether goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois would commit his future beyond June 2019, and this could potentially tempt them to sanction his exit during the summer rather than lose him on a free transfer at the end of next season. As a result, Donnarumma has emerged as one of the prime contenders to replace the Belgian, though Moreno does not feel the move will happen.
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AC Milan head coach Gennaro Gattuso was not entirely pleased with the Rossoneri’s 3-0 away win over Ludogorets in the Europa League last night. The San Siro outfit continued their unbeaten start to 2018 with a comfortable win in Bulgaria with Patrick Cutrone, Ricardo Rodriguez, and Fabio Borini finding the scoresheet.
A 3-0 result on the road is usually deemed the perfect result for any side, but Gattuso was not happy with the overall performance. The 40-year-old stressed that the Rossoneri were holding onto their lead rather than putting further pressure to increase their goal tally.
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AC Milan manager Gennaro Gattuso claims that he has not contemplated resigning from his role. There has been a lot of speculation that the club legend may decide to step down from his role – just a few weeks after coming in as the new AC Milan manager – following a heavy 3-0 loss against Hellas Verona. Gattuso was a frustrated figure on the sidelines as he watched his team suffered a defeat against one of the relegation favorites. It has to be one of the low points of the campaign for Milan, who invested heavily in the squad over the summer. Yet, the club has been unable to reap the rewards for the same, as they find themselves in the ninth place.
Milan would have been hoping to at least qualify for the Champions League this season but they stand to finish outside the Europa League qualification at this rate. Milan’s recent turnaround of managers has been quite high, as new owners decided to part company with Vincenzo Montella after a poor set of results midway through the campaign. Vincenzo Montella is the longest serving of the Milan managers since Massimiliano Allegri left the club in 2014. He has been in charge of the team for just over 500 days, but it appears that Gattuso could have one of the shortest regimes after having been around only for over 25 days.
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AC Milan manager Vincenzo Montella has laughed off suggestions that he could be dismissed from his managerial role in the near future. The Italian said that he has been watching his funeral for a while after his side drew blank in the Europa League game against AEK Athens on Thursday night.
The Rossoneri won just one of their seven games in October including defeats to Roma, Inter Milan and Juventus. Milan also drew their doubleheader against AEK without finding the scoresheet, and this is a cause of concern for a side, who appear to lack cohesion among their players.
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