Croatia international has slammed teammate Nikola Kalinic who was sent home for disciplinary reasons during the ongoing World Cup. The AC Milan refused to come on as a second half substitute during the 2-0 win over Nigeria earlier this month and shortly after the game, the Croatian FA decided to release him from the squad after he refused to apologise.
Speaking after the situation, Badeljsaid: “What happened didn’t affect us. The team comes first, you have to put your ego aside when you talk about your national team. The situation is different with the national team compared to the club. The same respect is needed but with the national team, you need even more, because don’t play in it as often. The important thing is to maintain unity and a good spirit in the locker room.”
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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… »