AC Milan manager Gennaro Gattuso has revealed that Portuguese striker Andre Silva wanted to leave the club at all costs during the summer. The 22-year-old joined the Rossoneri from Porto amid much fanfare last year but the move failed to work for him as he managed just two goals from 24 league appearances.
As a result, Silva was offered the opportunity to head to Sevilla on a season-long loan with the option to buy this summer but the move has already been criticised by a section of the supporters after witnessing the Portuguese score a hat-trick for the Spanish club during his maiden La Liga game.
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Argentine midfielder Lucas Biglia has said that he is looking forward to a better season with AC Milan following an average debut campaign with the Rossoneri. The 32-year-old struggled to make a notable impact during the course of the 2017/18 season but he is keen to amends by helping the side to a Champions League finish this term.
Speaking to the club’s official website, he said: “During the holidays I had the chance to recover, the pain has gone. I’m not at 100 per cent but I’m in good shape to start training. I’m happy with how they [rest of the team] are working and I hope to be back in the fold as soon as possible and play a great season which is what we want. My goal is pretty clear, is to make it into the Champions League, that’s the first objective. Milan always need to aim higher, like winning the league. It’s not easy as the other contenders are even stronger, but we will give it our all.”
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Croatian midfielder Alen Halilovic has revealed his ambition to make a mark with AC Milan after joining them on a free transfer from Hamburg. The 22-year-old was recently part of the Croatian national side who finished runners-up to France at the summer World Cup and the midfielder is now aiming to impress under Gennaro Gattuso.
Speaking in a press conference, Halilovic admitted that he could not quite to his ‘wonderkid’ expectations during his time with Barcelona but he comes to the Rossoneri after gaining the experience of playing nearly 100 matches across Europe, he said: “
I was very young two years ago. I went to Barcelona when I was 19. It’s hard when you’re young and don’t get the chance to play. Now at 22 and having made more than 90 appearances in the biggest leagues in the world I thought it was the right time to take a further step.”
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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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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’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
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
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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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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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