Manchester United weighing up move for AC Milan defender

Manchester United are reportedly lining up an approach to sign AC Milan defender Leonardo Bonucci amid the financial concerns at the Serie A club. The Italy international re-joined the Rossoneri from Juventus last summer and he was a regular for them during the 2017/18 season as they finished sixth in the league standings.

Since then, the Rossoneri have been banned for their Europa League campaign after failing to meet the Financial Fair Play requirements and they are now expected to recoup another £45m before the transfer deadline or else they could face further sanctions from the decision-making committee related to Fair Play.
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Ricardo Rodriguez’s agent dismisses AC Milan exit claim

The representative of Ricardo Rodriguez has firmly dismissed the ongoing speculation, which has linked the Switzerland international with a summer exit. The left back only arrived at the Rossoneri from Wolfsburg last summer but there have been suggestions that he could be offloaded to compensate for the Financial Fair Play regulations.

However, his agent Gianluca Di Domenico has now dismissed the claims by saying: “Will he stay at Milan? That’s like asking me if I would [want to] be thin for the next 10 years. Seriously, he has a contract at Milan, he has done well and is playing for a coach in Gennaro Gattuso who likes him a lot. At the moment, Ricardo knows what he has in Milan, although it is true that in football, you can’t 100% say that you will stay a Milan player because this sport is like that. What I can say about Ricardo though is that he’s really happy to play for such an important club as the Rossoneri.”
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Fabio Borini to join AC Milan on a permanent basis

Fabio Borini’s agent Roberto di Fanti has confirmed that his client will be joining AC Milan on a permanent basis from Sunderland on July 1. The Italy international joined the Rossoneri on a season-long loan from the Black Cats last summer and managed to impress under Vincenzo Montella and his successor Gennaro Gattuso whilst playing in different positions.

As a result of his progress, the Italian has now earned himself a permanent deal with the Rossoneri, which would last until the summer of 2021, Di Fanti said: “Yes, from the first of July he will be a player owned by the Rossoneri club until 2021. I would say Borini has had a positive season, given that there were low expectations when he arrived. He has proven to be worthy of Milan. Fabio is an exemplary professional and never seeks controversy, despite being played in several different roles across the pitch. He has worked very hard to be an important player for the club.” Continue reading Fabio Borini to join AC Milan on a permanent basis

Gennaro Gattuso Backing AC Milan To Pip Juventus To Coppa Italia Title

AC Milan manager Gennaro Gattuso has stressed that his side have a strong chance of outclassing Juventus in the Coppa Italia final on Wednesday night. The Rossoneri prepared for the encounter with a 4-1 victory over Hellas Verona and following the game, Gattuso discussed the club’s chances of beating the Bianconeri.

In his post-match conference, Gattuso highlighted that he was disappointed by his side’s performance in the final 20 minutes against Verona. Despite this, he remains confident of the club’s prospects against Juventus, provided they can excel with their own game, he said: “We had to improve in those final 20 minutes, we switched off even though the game wasn’t over. Continue reading Gennaro Gattuso Backing AC Milan To Pip Juventus To Coppa Italia Title

Massimo Ambrosini: AC Milan Deserved To Beat Juventus

Former AC Milan midfielder Massimo Ambrosini believes AC Milan were unfortunate to have not picked up a win over Juventus during Saturday’s Serie A outing. The Rossoneri tried to push for the winning goal after making the scores 1-1 on the day, but the Old Lady pounced on a couple of late chances to secure a 3-1 triumph in the end.

Speaking after the game, Ambrosini showed sympathy for his former employers, and felt they lost the match, trying to make the most of the occasion, he said: “Milan lost the game because they tried to win it. There was a lot of luck involved in Juve’s victory. If there was a team that deserved to win and was better on the pitch then it was Milan.”

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Andre Silva Content At AC Milan Amid Arsenal And Wolves Interest

Portugal international Andre Silva has stressed that he is content at AC Milan despite the speculation surrounding his future. The 22-year-old joined the Rossoneri from Porto with the reputation of being a frequent goalscorer, but he has since struggled in the Serie A with just two goals in 18 appearances for the club.

Despite this, the striker is seemingly unfazed by his situation, and speaking to Tuttomercato, he said: “My thoughts have always been to stay here and do my job at Milan, here in Italy everything changed for me, it was the first time I came out of my country [Portugal]. Football is football, the same everywhere, but everything is always done to make the best possible, I do not think that the high cost of the transfer has weighed on me.The real problem is what I have already said, that changing country has changed everything.”

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Three Possible Signings for AC Milan This Summer

Just before the turn of the year, things began to look up for Gennaro Gattuso and AC Milan. Gattuso has overseen a steady improvement in fortunes after an inauspicious beginning. This is reflected in the former Italian international being awarded a three-year contract. But where now for the club?

AC Milan lie adrift of the summit of Serie A and the latest football betting has them at 25/1 to even finishing in the top 4. But, still, the feeling remains that Gattuso has turned things around and he will be given the chance to structure his squad more to his liking during the summer. But what players could add something different to the current squad? Continue reading Three Possible Signings for AC Milan This Summer

Carlo Ancelotti has high hopes for ex-club AC Milan

Former AC Milan manager Carlo Ancelotti has high hopes for the Rossoneri prior to the end of the season. The San Siro outfit found themselves in a heap during the first half of the campaign as they fell into the lower half of the table despite spending nearly £200m on fresh recruits in the summer.

However, under the stewardship of Gennaro Gattuso, they have managed to make inroads towards the Champions League positions, and Ancelotti believes his ex-club could make the top-four, considering the average form of the likes of Inter Milan, AS Roma and Lazio. He said: “If they keep going on like this, I think they can. But they need to be ready in case Roma, Lazio and Inter found some difficulties in the following months. Considering their start, it’s already a great result to be thinking about reaching Champions League.”

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Gianluigi Buffon backs Donnarumma to succeed at Juventus

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon believes Gianluigi Donnarumma would prove a success, should he make the move from AC Milan in the summer. The young shot-stopper has been jeered off the pitch on a couple of occasions this term despite penning a new contract in the summer.

Speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport, Buffon feels Donnarumma may not regret making a future move to Turin, where he could establish himself as the number one goalkeeper, he said: “I do not live his situation but one thing is certain, if he comes to Juventus he’s never wrong.
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Vincenzo Montella temporarily relieved after win

AC Milan have lost 5 of their first 12 games played in Serie A. They recently beat Sassuolo 2-0, with the goals coming from Romagnoli and Suso. The win relieved some pressure off Montella. They are currently sitting at 7th in the Serie A table. Having spent heavily in the summer transfer window a lot has been expected from Montella’s men. They have so far been short of the expectations surrounding them. But former AC Milan defender Marcel Desailly, who won 2 league titles and one Champions League for the Italian club, believes the club’s owners must take some of the blame for the disappointing start and insists it has now become a ‘transition season’. Desailly has defended Milan’s spending, saying that the cost to buy them later would be higher and that the investment made by the club is a good one.

“I remember when they lost against Roma, everyone was saying ‘let’s sack him’. This is where the guys who are in charge are very clever, because they know it is also their fault. Whatever manager you bring into the system, according to the players you bought… Some players you bought because if you don’t buy them now, in the future when they get to another club, you cannot have them back because the budget will be too high,” said Desailly.
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