Renato Sanches admits he could prefer AC Milan loan

Portugal international Renato Sanches has handed a blow to Manchester United after admitting that he could prefer a year-long loan with Serie A giants AC Milan.


The Rossoneri have spent in excess of £160m on 10 players to date, and their spending spree is unlikely to cease anytime soon as they look to make the most of their transfer business for the summer.

While the San Siro club have spent reasonably on top recruits such as Leonardo Bonucci and Mateo Musacchio, they have also pursued loan spells for the likes of Franck Kessie and Fabio Borini. According to The Independent, Sanches could be the next in line to join Milan on a temporary basis after admitting he is eyeing a fresh challenge elsewhere.

Sanches provided a standout performance during Bayern’s 3-2 win over Chelsea yesterday, shortly after the game, he revealed that he will seek a move elsewhere in order to better his chances of playing regular football. The 19-year-old managed just six Bundesliga starts last term, and he is now eager to join a club where he could express himself ahead of the 2018 World Cup. Continue reading Renato Sanches admits he could prefer AC Milan loan

AC Milan confident of Gianluigi Donnarumma stay

AC Milan CEO Marco Fossune is confident that the club will keep hold of the services of Gianluigi Donnarumma for the final year of his Rossoneri contract.


The Italy international recently snubbed a fresh deal with the San Siro outfit after he felt bullied while holding negotiations over a probable extension. Donnarumma has since received some stick from the club’s faithful while his representative Mino Raiola has hinted that he could switch clubs with Real Madrid, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain among the elite clubs keen on his signature.

Speaking to Milan TV, Fossune suggested that the club are open to offers for their teenage goalkeeper, but they are unlikely to accept a cut-price fee of around £15 million for their promising youngster, he said: “Donnarumma is staying here. Without doubt he will stay and next year he will be free to make a decision. If anyone wants him they will have to pay his price. We do not need someone to come and offer us £15m or £20m. Donnarumma is worth far more than that. We are open to offers. We will look at them all but our project is clear. Donnarumma stays. If anyone wants him they will have to pay his price.” Continue reading AC Milan confident of Gianluigi Donnarumma stay

AC MILAN WANT COSTA

AC Milan have reportedly met with Chelsea striker Diego Costa’s agent Jorge Mendes with the hope of convincing him about the player.

Milan directors MassimilianoMirabelli and Marco Fassone met with Mendes at Cardiff before the Champions League final on Saturday and more meetings are planned.

Milan want Mendes to bring three players on his clients’ list; Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez, Porto striker Andre Silva aside Costa. Milan zeroed in on the Spaniard as Torino rejected their £39 million bid for highly sought after Andrea Belotti. Torino also prefers foreign clubs who can get close to the £87 million release clause of the player.

Costa is expected to leave Chelsea this summer with the Blues favouring a move for former player RomeluLukaku. MichyBatshuayi is making a case for more game time at Stamford Bridge so he could get to handle more local games while Lukaku play in the league and Champions League.

Batshuayi revealed that he would have a sit-down with the club management to discuss his options. He mentioned the World Cup next year as one reason he cannot continue with the status quo. If Chelsea consider him not good enough, the Belgian would have to go out on loan.

Costa had been linked with a return to Atletico Madrid but with the Spanish side locked up in prison by FIFA for transfer issues, a move to Milan, the MLS or China are likely options. Mendes has strong links with China – with Fosun International one of Chinese biggest investment firms having a 30 percent stake at his company GestiFute agency.

The new rules in the Chinese Super League on foreign additions might complicate the deal though. With Milan been run by Chinese investors who spent £630 million on the deal, they have enough financial muscle to land Costa and meet his wage demands.

 

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Gennaro Gattuso returns to Ac.Milan

Former Ac.Milan midfielder GennaroGattuso has made his return to the Italian club where he managed to lift the UEFA Champions League on 2 occasions as well as many major pieces of silverware.


GennaroGattuso is one of those players who despite not being the most skillful, he contributed in different ways. Gattuso is known for his aggressive playing-style and for the fact that he just does not give up.

He spent 13 years performing with Ac.Milan and left them back on June of 2012. From there on out, the defensive midfielder would go on to become a coach as he took over various clubs including: Palermo, OFI Crete and his latest team Pisa.

Instead of becoming an actual manager, it was recently confirmed that Gattuso was selected as the new youth coach of Ac.Milan.

“I am the Coach of the Primavera, but will be in close contact with the first team because you have to play with the same idea and to have the same identity. I will listen to the advice that Montella gives me, he’s a great coach´´ Continue reading Gennaro Gattuso returns to Ac.Milan

Vincenzo Montella Growing Tired of Transfer Rumours at AC Milan

AC Milan manager Vincenzo Montella has claimed that he is growing tired of the rumours linking the club with every top player in the world, just weeks after Chinese owners completed the takeover of the club from the hands of Silvio Berlusconi.


The Chinese owners have promised significant investment into the club and it is primarily going to come into the playing squad. This has resulted in the club being linked with every top player like Karim Benzema, Cesc Fabregas, and Pierre-EmerickAubameyang.

Even with the arrival of all these players, there is continuing doubts about the presence of Gianluigi Donnarumma. It has been speculated that Manchester United may come in with an offer for the 18-year-old goalkeeper, who is widely regarded as the next big thing in the world. He is seen as the successor for Gianluigi Buffon in the Italian national team, despite his age. Montella, though, is only concentrating on the end to the campaign. Continue reading Vincenzo Montella Growing Tired of Transfer Rumours at AC Milan

Vincenzo Montella Happy with Point against Inter Milan

AC Milan suffered a major setback in the race for the Italian Serie A top three finish after only managing a draw with rivals Inter Milan in the latest Milan derby.


A 2-2 draw with Inter means that Milan have managed just one win in the last three games. Their form over the last five games has also been mediocre with only two wins. Inter, who were the home team, took the lead through AntonioCandreva in the 36th minute. Mauro Icardi doubled the advantage just eight minutes later. Just when it seemed that Inter would be able to claim an important win in the race for the top three places, Milan produced an incredible comeback in the final six minutes.

AlessioRomagnoli managed to come up with a goal in the 83rd minute. This led to a lot of hope amongst the away team that they would be able to claim at least a point. After having played a couple of minutes of injury time, Milan came up with a highly unlikely goal with virtually the last kick of the game. Continue reading Vincenzo Montella Happy with Point against Inter Milan

Vincenzo Montella Claims That AC Milan Remain on Course to Meet Objectives

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

WATFORD CLOSE TO SIGNING NIANG

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

No big players at AC Milan

AC Milan fans will be left disappointed after a lack of big names arrival at the Italian club.


Indeed they will have been hoping that the new AC Milan coach would have invested in some big players so as to improve the team but unfortunately, it has turned out be quite disappointing for them. In fairness, the Italian club is currently experiencing financial issues, and it was clearly impossible for them to sign quality players.

They will be hoping that the new Chinese investors will be investing money at the end of the year so that they can buy new players in the January transfer window. Discussions are still going on, and it is believed that any injection of cash will be done by the end of the year when talks would have been finalized.

At the moment the AC Milan coach will be looking to patch up the team here and there to help them compete in the first part of the season. The coach Vincenzo Montella has brought in 4 players during the transfer window namely Gustavo Gomez, Jose Sosa, Mario Pasalic and Matias Fernandez and he will be hoping that they could improve the club.
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Vincenzo Montella is of the opinion that his team played extremely well in the friendly against Chelsea

AC Milan manager Vincenzo Montella is of the opinion that his team played extremely well in the friendly against Chelsea and were highly unlucky to lose the game. Milan lost the game 3-1 despite creating a number of chances in the match.


This was seen as a strong performance from the team that were expected to lose quite badly. Even though Chelsea were coming on the back of a very disappointing campaign, the mood is once again positive at the West London outfit following the arrival of Antonio Conte. The Italian knows everything about Milan after having spent his entire managerial career in Italy.

He has also come up against Montella as a manager in recent years. Montella was at Fiorentina before recently taking over at Milan. The former Fiorentina boss has a tough job on his hands to revive the fallen Italian giants. Without much help from owner Silvio Berlusconi, the club is finding it hard to compete at the very top on a regular basis. In fact, they have not been at the top for quite a while and Montella is aware that it will take a lot of investment in order to get the club back to where they belong. He is hoping that Milan are aware of the situation and give him funds to invest in the summer.
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