Luciano Spalletti says that he will retain his faith in striker Edin Dzeko despite his poor goal return this season.
The former Manchester City striker has been playing with the Italian outfit since the summer. In his first season in Italian football,Dzeko has come up with nine goals in 34 appearances. Thankfully, Roma have been able to get goals from other sources. The club are third in the table and they are providing realistic competition to the likes of Juventus and Napoli. The title may be a little away from the grasp after falling 10 points behind leaders Juventus, but it will still be seen as a successful campaign if the club qualify for the Champions League.
Dzeko recently came off the bench in the league match against Inter Milan. He had a great opportunity to win the game, but a scuffed shot meant that both teams had to settle for a 1-1 draw. The Bosnia international has failed to capitalise on a great moment, butDzeko failed to criticise the 30-year-old. He says that he still has plenty of faith in the forward since he will be a useful player to the club going forward. Ivan Perisic scored early for Inter and Roma had to wait for Nainggolan’s late effort in the 84th minute to get back into the game. read more …
Kevin Prince-Boateng originally joined Ac.Milan on August of 2010 on a loan deal which would later turn into a permanent transfer and the Ghanaian footballer spent 3seasons performing for Ac.Milan where he managed to win the Serie A title in the 2010-11 season and Prince-Boateng was able to stand out with impressive performances.
On August of 2013, Prince-Boateng joined Schalke 04 and even though his contract with the German club stated that the player would remain with the club at least until 2017, his stay with Schalke 04 was shorter as his contract was terminated sooner than expected and now the Ghanian is a free agent but that did not last long as it has been confirmed that he will be making a return to San Siro.
The CEO of Ac.Milan, Adriano Galliani announced that Kevin Prince-Boateng is going to be returning to the Italian club and the Ghanian footballer should have everything settled in the club by January. read more …
Roberto De Andrade made the confirmation yesterday that his club is ready to let go of Alexandre Pato.
According to De Andrade, there have been no enquiries for Pato so far, but, if somebody shows the interest in the striker and comes with an offer, it would be entertained.
Corinthians is the parent club of Pato, but, the Brazil international has not been playing for them for the last 18 months.
He was placed on loan to Sao Paulo in February last year and he’s been there ever since.
Talking about him, Andrade, who is the chairman of the Corinthians, said, “We are open to the negotiations as far as Pato is concerned. There’s been nothing on the table yet, but, we believe this is a great time for us to put him on sale because his recent form has been top class.”
There was a report published in an English newspaper that the Black Cats as well as West Ham United were planning to bid for Pato.
These two teams are in need of a quality striker at the moment and with not much time left for the transfer window to shut down, they would like to go for Pato sooner rather than later if that’s their plan. read more …
AC Milan have lost one of their prized assets in the form of Stephan El Shaarawy after the striker has joined French outfit Monaco on a season-long loan deal initially, but it is while expected to be converted into a permanent move next season.
El Shaarawy is widely seen as a replacement for Radamel Falcao at the French club. The Colombian has moved away from Monaco once again on a loan deal, but this time to Chelsea rather than Manchester United.El Shaarawy was seen as the next big thing in world football, but the 22-year-old has struggled to make a great impact in recent years.
This has been down to a combination of injuries and poor form from the rest of his teammates. There is little that even a talented footballer likeEl Shaarawy can do without help from his team. The 22-year-old will now be hoping for a much better time at the French outfit. Monaco to have the advantage of being in the Champions League. Even though the club has suffered significant budget cuts over the last 12 months, they still have a long list of top players like Ricardo Carvalho in their ranks.El Shaarawy thanked the president of Monaco for his role in the transfer. read more …
AC Milan manager Filippo Inzaghi, who is on the verge of being sacked, has requested the club to have patience in his coaching methods, which he believes have already paid rich dividends in terms of style of play. Milan have once again endured a very disappointing campaign and will be finishing outside the European spots. It has been a couple of years since the club were seen in the Champions League. They will not have any hope of being even in the Europa League for the time being. Inzaghi was appointed by owner Silvio Berlusconi, who has had to take a lot of criticism from the supporters.
He is expected to react to a poor campaign by parting company with Inzaghi. Media speculation has linked Milan with a move for Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti, who is set to face the sack after a season without any major end of season honours. Despite having won the Champions League only 12 months ago, Ancelotti could be available. The former manager still lives in the Milan history after having led the club to league titles and two Champions League crowns as well. Inzaghi, though, says that the team is finally showing signs of reacting to his methods. The manager was speaking after the club secured a victory over Atlanta on the final day. read more …
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The Italian side Ac.Milan is believed to be on the verge of switching ownership as Silvio Berlusconi is rumored to be thinking about selling a stake of his club. The Thai businessman Bee Taechaubol is interested in acquiring a majority stake of Ac.Milan with offers being launched in the past few weeks.
According to goal.com, a deal has already been discussed and Bee Taechaubol will be acquiring 20% stake of the club for a price of €195 million but that stake will increase in the next few months until the Thai businessman turns into 65% share.
Barbara Berlusconi is the CEO of Ac.Milan and she is expected to remain in charge in her current position as no changes will be made in this matter. However, the same cannot be said concerning the head coach FilippoInzaghi as his future might be reaching it’s end depending if whether or not the new owner wants to continue having Inzaghi in charge of the team.
There have been concerns regarding Silvio Berlusconi as fans of Ac.Milan are starting to believe that the billionaire has lost his passion for the Italian club as he has not given the team enough funds to properly compete in the Serie A and other top European competitions. read more …
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Adriano Galliani, one of the chief decision makers at AC Milan, feels the club would start dominating the Italian first flight again in near future.
The Rossoneri have not played consistent Football for quite a while. The board has tried everything to get the team back on track, but, none of the efforts has paid off.
There were high hopes with Filippo Inzaghi as manager. But, he has not had that much of an affect either.
Milan’s main problem has been their inability to build on a win. They just don’t seem to be able to carry the winning momentum on.
After winning a game or two, they happen to have a couple of poor games and that ruins everything.
The consistency factor is not there is the current bunch of players that the team possesses. read more …
It has already been confirmed and announced to the public that Fernando Torres will be making a return to Athletic Madrid on a 2 year long loan deal and Alessio Cerci is expected to join Ac.Milan as part of the deal but the coach of Ac.Milan, Filippo Inzaghi has now announced that Alessio Cerci is not the only player that he wants to sign during the winter transfer window as he has more players which he has a desire to add to his team.
Rumors are linking Ac.Milan to a move with Fiorentina’s Manuel Pasqual. Pasqual is a 32 years old wing-back who has a contract with Fiorentina that is reaching its end in a few months and Inzaghi is believed to be interested in adding to his team at San Siro.
Keisuke Honda is one of the players that has been standout for Ac.Milan in this season as the Japanese player has helped Ac.Milan on securing crucial points in their campaign and Honda is going to be helping Japan in the Asian Cup which leaves an empty spot in the position of Honda when he makes his trip to Asia in a few months. Inzaghi wants to sign a player that can fill in the spot of Keisuke Honda when he leaves to Asia.
As.Roma’s Mattia Destro is a young forward who has already showcased his abilities not only for As.Roma but also for his country, Italy and has turned into a promising player for the upcoming years. Filippo Inzaghi is interested in signing Mattia Destro but it will be fairly difficult to sign as he has a price tag of around €20 million, which is a steep price for Ac.Milan and in order to sign him they might have to sell some of their own players as a way to create enough funds.