Alfredo Magni, under whose guidance Gianluigi Donnarumma has been training and the one who is responsible for turning him into a solid shot stopper already, is of the view that once the teenager reaches the height of his physical abilities in a few years’ time, he will be even safer and more flexible between the sticks.
Donnarumma, till now, has not even crossed the legal age to join the game as a professional player. He is a part of Rossoneri only as a youth player as yet, but, is representing their senior team and such has been his impression that many want him to be given preference ahead of Buffon as the Azzurri’s first choice.
He looks as safe as anyone else in the Italian top flight at the moment and going through him has been quite an uphill task for the opposition strikers. For somebody of his age to start getting compared to a legend like Buffon and to be tipped to replace him, he must have shown something special already, but, as per his coach, this is only the start. Continue reading Alfredo Magni confident on Gianluigi Donnarumma
AC Milan manager Vincenzo Montella believes that the club are on course to achieving the objectives for the campaign, despite failing to win a game in the last five.
More importantly, they have suffered a fourth consecutive defeats – with three of them coming in the Italian Serie A. As a result, Milan have dropped five points behind Inter Milan, who are in the fifth spot. Qualifying for Europe is understood to be one of the main priorities for the club. Milan have not been seen in the European competitions since the 2013-14 season. They have undergone several managerial reigns during this period, but the club underwent a change in ownership primarily in order to make them competitive once again.
Former owner Silvio Berlusconi did not have the funds to make Milan competitive in the transfer market. Even the new owners have arrived, manager Montella is yet to receive a significant influx of funds. Continue reading Vincenzo Montella Claims That AC Milan Remain on Course to Meet Objectives
Premier League side are almost set to lure French forward M’Baye Niang from Serie A giant AC Milan, according to reports in Italy.
The club has struggled to get the goals this term with strikers firing blank. Watford want Niang on a temporary deal to see if he would fit the culture and needs of the club.
The loan deal is reportedly in the range of £1 million or less but the whole package would include an option of buying during the summer if he impresses. Watford would have to pay as much as £13.6 million of the want him at the end of the season.
Niang would be in England for medicals and tests on Thursday. The player already agreed personal terms with the struggling top flight football club.
Niang has been linked to Everton, Crystal Palace and West Ham in England and Genoa as he struggled this term at Milan. The player has scored just three times after 18 games and is rumoured to be largely not comfortable with his stay at the San Siro. Continue reading WATFORD CLOSE TO SIGNING NIANG
AC Milan’s 2-1 victory over Juventus in the Italian Super Cup final went under the radar over Christmas but that particular triumph could be the catalyst for the Rossoneri to get back to their brilliant best. It was the club’s first piece of major silverware for over five years and manager Vincenzo Montella will be confident of guiding Milan back to the top of Italian football in the coming years.
On that monumental day, 17-year-old goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma was outstanding; saving Paulo Dybala’s spot-kick to secure the win. Even at full strength, Juventus were unable to defeat Milan for the second successive time this season – the Rossoneri earned a one-nil win against the defending Serie A champions back in October. Continue reading Can AC Milan Build On Their Italian Super Cup success?
AC Milan failed to win the last two games of 2016 after a 1-0 loss against Roma followed by a goalless draw against Atalanta.
Following the last game, manager Vincenzo Montella said that he was happy with the performance of the players even though it was a goalless draw. The result did not help Milan’s hopes of being closer to the top three than ever before. Milan could have closed the gap on the top two places since Juventus and Roma were taking on each other in the other game. As it is, the club remain fifth in the table – two points behind third placed Napoli.
Montella has been a revelation this campaign, as he has managed to transform Milan’s fortunes even when spending just € 26 million on new players. The club recently secured new owners, who have promised to ramp the spending substantially. Continue reading Vincenzo Montella Happy despite Goalless Draw against Atalanta
Arsenal playmaker Santi Cazorla could join Serie A giants AC Milan during the January transfer window as Arsenal are reportedly set to cut their losses on the player.
Injuries have denied Cazorla from reaching his potential at the Emirates, and he is currently out with n Achilles injury. He picked up the injury last month in the Champions League game against Ludogrets, and he missed another this week against French side Paris Saint Germain.
Despite his injury concerns, AC Milan have been on his case for long. The Sun reports that Milan and Juventus are keen on landing the player when the transfer window opens in the New Year. There is a void left with the departure of Paul Pogba, and the huge transfer gain would be enough to offset any price tag the Gunners would place on Cazorla.
Juventus coach Masimiliano Allegri is a fan of the player and would be willing to land him as an extra option in the squad if Arsenal would agree in January. He would have to battle recently hired Vincenzo Montella and the Chinese consortium money Milan would be bringing to the table.
Milan were reported to be interested in Spurs forward Harry Kane, but Express Sport says Milan thinks Cazorla is a statement signing and would be easier to poach. Harry Kane wants a much-improved deal financially, and that has paused negotiations about a new deal. Spurs would definitely want to get the best deal if the player were to leave. However, Cazorla’s deal with Arsenal is set to end next year. This means the player can seriously enter talks with other clubs very soon, particularly as Arsenal have not agreed a new deal with him yet. Since 2012 Cazorla has appeared 177 times for the Gunners.
AC Milan are keen on landing Algeria international Riyad Mahrez next summer, reports in Italy say.
Calciomercato claim that the Rossoneri are desperate for proven attackers that would reinforce their current squad for the coming season. The report says the Italians have identified Mahrez as the player that fits the bill.
There have been rumours that EPL players are set to join AC Milan, particularly with reported trips to England of the new sporting director of the club, Massimiliano Mirabelli. Reports say Mirabelli has approached the Foxes to name their release price for Mahrez – who has had a relatively underwhelming season.
Since Mahrez only signed a new deal this summer, it would take a lot for Milan to sign the Leicester City star. AC Milan are working at repositioning the club to the heights the club used to be, and they would be willing to go the extra mile to achieve their aim especially with the new owners backing them.
Aside Mahrez, there are reports linking Milan to Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere. The 24-year old English player is on loan to fellow Premier League side Bournemouth. However, the out-of-favour star might not oppose a deal to Italy if the terms are favourable. AS Roma and Milan were linked to the player this summer but the deal didn’t happen as Arsenal preferred to keep him in England.
Wilshere has featured in eight games for the Cherries this term but is international profile might be taking a hit. He was on the bench in the World Cup qualifier against Scotland, as Gareth Southgate preferred other players. He might get a chance when England play Spain in a friendly on Tuesday, November 15. Arsenal have insisted that there was still a future for the player at the Emirates, but the recent stability in the squad might force Wilshere to look elsewhere.
AC Milan has made a change in their football philosophy and started to rely more on young players to get them back to the top of the Serie A.
Indeed, AC Milan is a club that has been renowned for signing expensive players during recent years but it seems that the Italian club wants to try another approach.
The average age of the teams that have played for AC Milan this season is 24 years old, and this has been a radical change from recent years. Three of these players are product of the AC Milan Academy, and they are joined by some other talented youngsters coming from other clubs.
And when you know that AC Milan already have some young players such as Alessandro Plizzari, Rodrigo Ely and Manuel Locatelli who have already established themselves as important members of the team you can easily understand that AC Milan is on the way to becoming one of the best clubs in Italy again.
However, pundits believe that the young players should step up and make sure that they repay the trust that is being put in them. Although they are playing well at the moment, the players have a tendency to become complacent in games and give away cheap goals. Time and again, they had to rely on the talent of goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma to make important saves to keep them from going behind.
It seems that AC Milan is on the right path and that they may reach their objective of qualifying for Europe at the end of this season. It is still early in the season, and we will have to wait at least for the beginning of next year to find out whether the team is progressing and whether they will be able to clinch a place to get back into Europe.
As per Berlusconi, because of more than seventy court cases which are running against him, he has had to spend almost half his time with his legal team for some time and thus he has failed to focus on Milan.
Berlusconi reckons if he hadn’t had the cases to deal with and he had given his full time to Milan only, the club would perhaps not have lost its glory.
In Berlusconi’s words, “Every alternate day, I am going for a meeting with people who are fighting my cases. The cases are just so many and my legal team always has something or the other to discuss with me. A lot of time goes to it and it’s been impossible for me to oversee all the Milan affairs myself. So, if you see Milan is presently not where it was in the past, you can put it down to me.”
“None of world’s Football teams has more trophies than Milan and it fills me with pride, but, I really wish I could have been a little more active as a chairman.” Continue reading Silvio Berlusconi blames himself for the poor state of the Rossoneri
AC Milan new directors may make a move for Chelsea’s midfielder in the January transfer window. The new owners want to rebuild AC Milan and are looking for quality players to improve their team. Cesc Fabregas who has lost his first team place in the Chelsea time might be opened to a move away from the London team but has yet to confirm whether he wants a move to Italy.
It is believed that Chelsea’s representative have held meetings with the AC Milan’s directors and have discussed the possibility of selling Cesc Fabregas to the Italian club. Continue reading AC Milan interested in Fabregas