Month: April 2010

Flamini dreams of AC

Midfielder Mathieu Flamini has insisted that Milan are clinging on to the hope they can pip Roma and Inter to the Serie A title despite spurning yet another opportunity last weekend to close the gap on the leaders.

A 2-2 draw with Catania at the San Siro left the Rossoneri four points off the pace with just five games remaining this season.

But Flamini told La Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper: “We have wasted one too many chances, but you never know. I believe in it.

“We won’t give up until the end because the mood is good and the group is fantastic.”

Flamini has recently declared that he has no plans to leave Milan in the summer despite enduring another difficult season.

“It was a dream for me to come here,” he said.

“I had other options when I left Arsenal and I would have some now too. But my objective is to stay here and win some silverware. Perhaps the Scudetto right away…

AC Chase Drogba

AC Milan are ready to table a significant bid for Chelsea hit man Didier Drogba according to reports in Italy. Carlo Ancelotti former club Milan have wanted Drogba for some time and now the former Napoli sporting director Pierpaolo Marino has claimed that AC Milan will be making a bid for sure, this is the last news that Chelsea would have wanted to hear with rumours circulating that Nicolas Anelka also is thinking of leaving Stamford Bridge.

The Chelsea boss Ancelotti has already been informed that Chelsea will not be splashing out this summer and as well as Anelka and Drogba they could also end up losing Joe Cole for free this summer, if Chelsea are not careful they could end up losing three very influential players with no sign of any fresh blood coming in to Stamford Bridge.

Drogba may well be tempted to join AC Milan, he is coming in to the final years of his career and has no made no secret of his desire to one day play in Italy or Spain, if he does end up being sold to AC Milan then Ancelotti will have very little choice but to use whatever funds are raised to try and lure another marque centre forward to the Bridge.

AC Plan US Tour

D.C. United have announced that Serie A team AC Milan are coming to RFK Stadium for an international friendly set for May 26th.

“We make it a priority every year to bring international teams to the Washington area,” said United President & CEO Kevin Payne in a press release.

“AC Milan is historically one of the best clubs in Europe and will provide a great match for our fans and a great test for our players. Furthermore, we’re delighted to be able to offer this game and, potentially, upcoming matches against two other major European clubs to our loyal ticket plan holders as a part of their package.”

It’s the first time the two teams have ever played, something Milan Director Umberto Gandini is very excited to be a part of.

“We are very happy to return to RFK Stadium again, but finally to play D.C.United,” says Umberto Gandini, Director of AC Milan. “After the Italian Supercup in 1993 and a friendly with Barcelona few years ago, it will be great to play one of the most successful clubs in MLS history and to meet again the American fans.”