HELLAS VERONA 1-2 AC MILAN: THREE THINGS LEARNED

After the disappointment in the Champions League against Chelsea, Milan travelled away from home to face Hellas Verona and managed to take all three points, keeping themselves close to Napoli in the standings and especially after the 0-0 draw between Udinese and Lazio which allowed the Rossoneri to jump in third place.

There weren’t many changes in the starting XI for Pioli with the most notable one being Yacine Adli picking up his first start since joining the club, pushing Brahim Diaz to play on the right instead of down the middle. Ismael Bennacer also got a rest as he sat on the bench allowing Rade Krunic to slot in the middle with Sandro Tonali. Here are three things we learned… Read more… »

HENRY’S RECORD UNDER THREAT FROM GIROUD

The all-time highest goalscorer’s record for the France senior national team currently held by Arsenal legendThierry Henry is under serious pressure from AC Milan star Olivier Giroud after he scored during the 2-0 win over Austria for the French team. The AC Milan striker was the recipient of the second goal as France recorded their first win of the UEFA Nations League this season.

France had been very poor in the Nations League this season until the home game against the Austrians. The world champions didn’t win any of their first four games. They secured their first victory of the season in the competition at the fifth time of asking. France are in Group A1 alongside Austria, Denmark and Croatia. They led in their first group game at home to Denmark only for them to concede twice in the second half and lose 2-1. In their second group game, France played out a 1-1 draw with hosts Croatia. For their third game in Group A1, France also played out a 1-1 draw at the home of Austria. In their fourth group game, Croatia secured an impressive 1-0 away win over France. Read more… »

UCL: ZAGREB AHEAD OF CHELSEA, MILAN

Croatian champions Dinamo Zagreb are ahead of the likes of AC Milan, Chelsea and Red Bull Salzburg in Group E after the first set of games in the group. Dinamo Zagreb are widely seen as the least ranked team in the group, but they have a two-point lead at the top after the first two games in the group.

Dinamo Zagreb were drawn in Group E with immediate past European champions Chelsea,AC Milan and Red Bull Salzburg after the Champions League group stage draw was held last month. They began their campaign in the group with a slim win over massive favourites Chelsea. It was a stunning win for the Croatians thanks to the first half strike from Miroslav Orsic. Chelsea came into the game as overwhelming favourites before they went on to suffer a third successive defeat away from home. The Blues had been beaten at Leeds United (3-0) and Southampton (2-1)on the road before the Dinamo Zagreb game. Read more… »

MILAN BEGAN TITLE DEFENSE WITH WIN

AC Milan began their Italian Serie A title defense with a win after they came from behind to see off Udinese at home in a game played last weekend. Milan and Udinese on the opening weekend of the new Italian Serie A season. AC Milan are the new champions in the Italian top flight after they won the league title for the first time in a little over a decade ahead of city rivals Inter Milan. Inter Milan were the Italian Serie A champions before they were dethroned by AC Milan at the end of last season.

Milan were heavy favourites for the home game with Udinese on Saturday, but things go as planned after the visitors took the lead. It took Udinese just two minutes to score the first goal of the game courtesy Brazilian defender Rodrigo Becao. Milan were behind for just nine minutes before they were given a lifelinevia a penalty. Frenchman Brandon Soppy was adjudged to have fouled Davide Calabria in the Udinese box and Theo Hernandez scored the resulting penalty to level proceedings. Read more… »

               AS ROMA OFFERED CHANCE TO SIGN TIEMOUE BAKAYOKO BY AC MILAN

According to Il Tempo (Giallorossi.net), Jose Mourinho’s Roma have been offered the chance to sign Chelsea ace Tiemoue Bakayoko, who is currently on loan at AC Milan. But the Frenchman isn’t on top of Roma’s list with the Serie A side considering other options as well. The Giallorossi have already signed midfielder Nemanja Matic on a free transfer from Manchester United, who is set to be a starter under Mourinho, given that the Portuguese is a long-term admirer of the Serbian. However, they want to add another player in that position and are currently in the transfer market for the same.

As per the aforementioned report, Paris Saint-Germain outcast Georginio Wijnaldum is on their list and the club are exploring the possibility of getting him on board. The Dutchman would perfectly fulfil Roma’s needs but they might struggle to match the salary he currently earns with the French giants. Read more… »

         CARNEY CHUKWUEMEKA REPORTEDLY READY TO JOIN SERIE A GIANTS AC MILAN

According to a report by Gazzetta dello Sport, as relayed by Sport Witness, Carney Chukwuemeka has given the first “green light” to join AC Milan in the summer transfer window. The Aston Villa whizkid is also a target for Barcelona, who once seemed to be the front-runner to secure his services this year.


Carney Chukwuemeka is one of the most promising young midfielders in England, with the teenage prodigy making swift progress in the Aston Villa academy over the last half a dozen years. The 18-year-old made his first-team debut for the Midlands club in the 2021/22 season and has turned out 16 times for the Midlands club thus far. Read more… »

               AC MILAN TABLE CONTRACT OFFER FOR VETERAN DEFENDER MARCELO

According to Spanish publication AS, Real Madrid icon Marcelo, who is set to depart as a free agent this summer, is attracting the interest of reigning Serie A champions AC Milan. Marcelo’s time at Real Madrid will come to an end this month, with the Brazilian defender bidding goodbye to the club in an emotional farewell event earlier this month. The 34-year-old leaves Real Madrid as one of the most decorated players in the history of the club, having won six La Liga titles and five UEFA Champions League crowns, along with numerous other honours.

In total, after joining from Fluminense in January 2007, Marcelo made 544 appearances for Real Madrid, scoring 34 times and assisting 104 goals. However, he was reduced to a backup player over the past couple of seasons, with Ferland Mendy assuming duties as the first-choice left-back. With Real Madrid building towards the future, they decided not to hand Marcelo a new contract, with his current deal expiring on June 30. Set to become a free agent, the 34-year-old has no shortage of suitors heading into the summer transfer window. Read more… »

REAL MADRID READY TO OFFER LUKA JOVIC IN RAFAEL LEAO DEAL

Real Madrid are reportedly willing to include Luka Jovic in their offer to AC Milan as they look to lure Rafael Leao away from the Serie A champions. As reported by Defensa Central, Real Madrid are ready to up the ante in their efforts to sign AC Milan and Portugal forward Rafael Leao in the summer transfer window. The reigning Spanish and La Liga champions are ready to include out-of-favour striker Luka Jovic as a makeweight in the deal to land the 22-year-old from the Rossoneri.

Leao has been with Milan since the summer of 2019 when he arrived from LOSC Lille. After two decent seasons in Italy, the forward stepped up his game in the 2021/22 campaign, playing a pivotal part in AC Milan’s run to the Serie A title as the Rossoneri won their first Scudetto in 11 years. Leao finished the season with a return of 14 goals and 12 assists from 42 games across all competitions. Read more… »

                        MAN UNITED WILLING TO SIGN SVEN BOTMAN FROM LILLE

Manchester United are weighing up a move to sign Sven Botman from Lille this summer, according to reports. Website Football Insider is reporting that the Red Devils are keen on a deal to bring the 22-year-old to Old Trafford as Erik ten Hag sets about adding to his squad ahead of his first season in charge. According to the article, Manchester United are looking to beat Italian club AC Milan to the signature of the Netherlands Under-21 defender as they aim to bolster their options at the back.


The story says that AC Milan are in “advanced talks” to sign Botman this summer, but Manchester United are now ready to hijack that deal. It’s claimed that incoming Red Devils boss Ten Hag is an “admirer” of the left-sided centre-half, who has scored three goals and made one assist in 24 Ligue 1 games for Lille this season. The article also says that Manchester United chiefs have agreed that “preliminary talks” about a move for Botman would take place shortly. Read more… »

ADVANTAGE MILAN IN SERIE A QUEST

AC Milan have a big advantage in their quest to win the Italian Serie A title this season after city rivals Inter Milan were beaten at Bologna on Wednesday night in what was their extra game over the Rossoneri. Seven-time European champions AC Milan had a two-point lead over Inter Milan ahead of the Bologna game earlier this week.

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Inter Milan had the opportunity to move ahead of AC Milan with a win at Bologna, but they were unable to secure the victory that would have taken them to the Italian Serie A summit.
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