Italian journalist Gianluca di Marzio has revealed that midfielder Ismael Bennacer is expected to stay put with AC Milan next season despite the high-profile interest in his services. The Algeria international joined the Rossoneri from Empoli last summer and he has since impressed for the club in the holding midfield role where he has made 20 Serie A appearances.
Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are some of the high-profile sides, who have been credited with an interest and it has been claimed that the French champions have already failed with an opening bid worth £26m for the midfielder. There have been reports suggesting that there is a £45m release clause in the player’s contract but Di Marzio has clarified that the condition does not become active until the end of next season.
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic has a high chance of joining Swedish club Hammarby. The club’s sporting director Jesper Jansson has confirmed their interest in signing AC Milan striker to the club. When Serie A was suspended from March, he returned to Sweden by the end of March. Since then to maintain his fitness, he has been training with the club.
Ibrahimovic played for La Galaxy for 2018–2019 and was transferred to AC Milan on the summer of 2020 for a sixth-month contract.But he was unable to play for the season as all the matches were postponed due to the impact of coronavirus. His contract with Milan will come to an end in the next month which makes him free to join any club.
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Former AC Milan striker Marco Simone believes Mauro Icardi would be a great signing for the Rossoneri during the next transfer window. The Argentine is presently on a season-long loan at Paris Saint-Germain where he has impressed with a tally of 20 goals and four assists across all competitions.
Despite his success, Les Parisiens have no plans of signing him on a permanent deal, particularly after Icardi’s wife and agent Wanda Nara suggested that he would prefer a return to the Serie A. Speaking to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Simone said that he would prefer to keep Rafael Leao and Krzysztof Piatek at San Siro but the club may need a replacement for Zlatan Ibrahimovic, whose contract expires during the summer.
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Italian journalist David Amoyal has suggested that AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma would be open to the prospect of moving to the Premier League this summer. The 21-year-old has been a superb servant for the Rossoneri since his debut at the tender age of 16 and he has made nearly 200 appearances for the club in all competitions.
During this period, the Rossoneri have been far off from competing for silverware and Amoyal believes the shot-stopper could head through the exit door as he approaches the final year of his contract. He added that Paris Saint-Germain could be a possible destination due to the presence of ex-Milan chief Leonardo but a move to the Premier League cannot be ruled out.
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AC Milan chief executive Ivan Gazidis has said that the Rossoneri are looking to follow the footprint of Premier League side Liverpool in the quest to compete for trophies. Jurgen Klopp’s side ended a seven-year wait for a trophy with the Champions League title last season and they have since lifted the UEFA Super Cup and FIFA World Cup.
The Reds are currently the overwhelming favourites to win a maiden Premier League title with a staggering 22-point gap at the top of the table and that has certainly caught the attention of the global football audience. Speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport, Gazidis gave the example of the Merseyside outfit, who were far off from competing for trophies over the past decade.
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Napoli owner Aurelio de Laurentiis has dismissed the prospect of a mid-season deal for Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Swede is expected to be available on a free transfer after his contract expires with LA Galaxy this month and he has been widely fancied to return to the Serie A before stepping down from the game.
AC Milan and Napoli have been identified as the prime candidates to land his signature but Laurentiis has now ruled out a move for the former Manchester United star. Speaking at Milan’s 120th anniversary celebrations, the Napoli chief said that Ibrahimovic would have suited the club with Carlo Ancelotti at the helm but the change in manager has meant that there are different priorities for the New Year.
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It took new AC Milan manager Stefano Pioli just one match to identify the areas that need improvement within the team. After being appointed as the head coach of the struggling outfit,Pioli was able to get only a 2-2 draw in his first match.
Pioli has since been unable to get the team to a strong set of results. Milan have lost three out of the recent four league encounters. As a result of this disappointing form, the club still sits in the bottom half of the table. It is a desperate situation for Milan, who urgently need some kind of European qualification in order to keep the recent momentum going.
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Marco Giampaolo has been subjected to intense pressure at AC Milan after overseeing the club’s worst beginning to a new campaign in eight decades. However, the 52-year-old has refused to quit from his role claiming that he still is very confident about overcoming the poor start. AC Milan have suffered a defeat in four out of the six league matches already.Giampaolo was the replacement for Gennaro Gattuso, who was relieved of his role only in June. Milan fell to a 3-1 loss against Fiorentina during the weekend and this was the third successive defeat for the team.
This has increased speculation that Milan are preparing for a managerial change so much so that Arsene Wenger that has been linked with the job. Wenger has been out of the dugout for quite a while since leaving his post as the Arsenal boss, but it is believed that will be ready to take up the challenge. However, the ex-Sampdoria boss remains adamant that he will not quit and that he can overturn the fortunes of the team. It is highly unlikely that Milan will offer any more time especially if the team suffer a defeat against Genoa this weekend.
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AC Milan midfielder Ismael Bennacer is looking forward to the San Siro derby against Inter Milan this weekend. The Rossoneri were unable to secure a point against Inter during the previous campaign and they will be hoping to make amends this time around as they seek to push for the Champions League positions once more.
Speaking to DAZN, Bennacer said that he has never played in a derby and the upcoming clash remains his first. He added that the team must show more hunger and have to do everything within their reach to come up with the maximum points this weekend, he told: “I’ve never played in a derby, so this is my first, but all the games are the same to me, we have to win every game and take home the three points.
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Former AC Milan CEO Marco Fassone has revealed that the club had made contact with Cristiano Ronaldo regarding a move to the Rossoneri last summer. The Portugal international parted ways with Real Madrid after nine seasons last year and he has since joined Juventus, where he has been a success with 28 goals during his debut campaign.
Speaking to Sport italia, Fassone revealed that the Rossoneri had sought to make a potential move for Ronaldo last summer and the player himself was open to the idea of joining the club. However, he added that the move never materialized with a change in ownership meaning that there was an overhaul at the hierarchical level of the club.
“The president wanted Cristiano Ronaldo, but the figures told us this was inadvisable,” Fassone told Sportitalia. “Ronaldo was open to evaluating the opportunity, as Milan are a famous club and there was enthusiasm around us. However, we never went beyond some internal calculations and seeing if he was potentially open to it.” Continue reading Former AC Milan CEO Marco Fassone reveals Cristiano Ronaldo interest