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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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 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 have secured the services of defender Leonardo Bonucci on a five-year contract.
The £37.45m deal was finalised as early as last week, but the transfer was being held up due to the player’s medical tests. Bonucci spent seven seasons at Juventus where he earned the reputation of being one of the best defenders in the world.
At 30 years of age, the centre-back was expected to remain pivotal to the Bianconeri’s future success, but he made a surprise decision to join the Milan giants following Juventus’ decision to offload him. Bonucci had a bust up with manager Max Allegri during the backend of the previous campaign, and this appears as one of the key reasons why the club decided to part ways with his services.
On his arrival to Milan, manager Vincenzo Montella was full of praise for the central defender and he is looking forward to working with him during the upcoming campaign, he said: “He is a player with international experience. Technically, I think that he and Sergio Ramos are the strongest central defenders in the world. Coaching him is a dream come true.” Read more… »
AC Milan reportedly have a deal in place to Argentine midfielder Lucas Biglia, his representative has revealed.
The former Anderlecht man has agreed personal terms with the Rossoneri nearly a month ago, and he will not waiting on a solution on his future. The Rossoneri have already signed the likes of Mateo Musacchio, Ricardo Rodriguez, Franck Kessie and Andre Silva on a combined £69m fee, and they look set to continue their spending spree with Sunderland’s Fabio Borini currently undergoing his medical examination.
Biglia has been constantly linked with a move elsewhere with Manchester United previously holding an interest in his services, and according to agent Enzo Montepaone, his client has set his sights on a move to San Siro. The Rossoneri have already shown their transfer ambitions under the new Chinese consortium, and Biglia’s capture may not be the end of it with several other high-profile players also on their radar. Read more… »
Amidst all the rumors and issues that are going on involving the future of the 18 year old superstar Gianluigi Donnarumma, something significantly big has emerged involving a retiree that used to perform in Ac.Milan.
Christian Abbiati used to perform for Ac.Milan from 1998 until 2016, during this period of time; he was able to life the UEFA Champions League and 3 Serie A pieces of silverware as well as a few other trophies.
In that time-lapse of 30 years. Abbiati managed to make over 250 appearances with the Italian club. There was a point in time when he was the undisputed 1st choice shot-stopper of Ac.Milan but his influence in San Siro was slowly diminishing as other players such as: Gianluigi Donnarumma and Diego Lopez were making more appearances in the first team.
During the Serie A season of 2015-16, Abbiati only performed for 71 minutes while Gianluigi Donnarumma enjoyed being at the pitch for 2,629 minutes and even Diego Lopez had a much more active role than Christian Abbiati who decided to retire at the end of the season.
It has recently been announced that the retiree has made his return to Ac.Milan as the club manager.
Ac.Milan confirmed it as they released a statement which read: “He will report directly to the club’s sporting and technical director Massimiliano Mirabelli and will be the liaison between the team and the club,” Read more… »
Cash-rich AC Milan have reportedly sealed personal terms with Atalanta right-back Andrea Conti ahead of his proposed move to San Siro during the summer transfer window.
The Italian was a key performer for the Serie A club who performed above their expectations to finish fourth in the league standings. Conte has agreed to a five-year deal on a £1.8 a year contract, and all is left for the clubs to come to terms over a transfer price.
The Rossoneri have been quite busy in the summer after having already the likes of Mateo Musacchio, Franck Kessie and Ricardo Rodriguez to their ranks. The San Siro outfit have failed to maintain a regular Champions League spot since their league triumph six years ago with a host of key players most notably Andrea Pirlo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic parting ways with the club. Read more… »
Everton are reportedly interested in AC Milan star AlessioRomagnoli.
The 22-year old Italy international would cost in the range of £20-25 million. The wages offered by the Toffees
might lure the Italian to England as the financial benefits beat the Serie A standard many times over.
The youngster has amassed over a hundred Serie A caps, playing for AS Roma, Sampdoria and Milan. He is under contract with the Rossoneri for three more years but Koeman could trigger his release clause.
Everton seem to be a side that would have a busy summer as many players are linked to the club. Koeman could go for either of Kasper Schmeichel of Leicester or Jordan Pickford of now relegated Sunderland. Read more… »
Vincenzo Montella claimed that AC Milan have full faith in him, despite reports that the club may go through a managerial change after the arrival of new owners.
Milan became the latest Italian giant to fall under the hands of foreign owners after president Silvio Berlusconi decided to sell the club for around £ 700 million. After having gone through years of neglect in terms of investment, Milan are expected to spend big in the upcoming transfer window. Vincenzo Montella has done a reasonably good job since being appointed as the Milan manager back in the summer.
He has been in charge for 39 matches and has managed to take around 1.69 points per game. Milan, though, are in danger of missing out on the Europa league spot after a five match winless run. Read more… »
AC Milan are entering into a new era after the arrival of new owners from China.
After having been in charge of the Italian outfit for more than two decades, former Italy president Silvio Berlusconi has quit his role. He has been able to sell Milan for around £600 million, while the new owners will be inheriting the sizeable debt along with the prestige of the club itself. The new Chinese owners have promised significant investment into the playing squad. Berlusconi has severely restricted the transfer expenditure over the last decade or so. This has led to the club dropping down the Italian Serie A table to the point where they have not qualified for the European competitions in the last couple of years.
The primary task for AC Milan’s new owners will be to revive the glory days. It is easy said than done, but it seems that they have placing their faith in the management of Vincenzo Montella. For the time being, the former Fiorentina boss has received the backing from Milan’s new owners. Read more… »