According to a report by Spanish outlet Fichajes, AC Milan will look to secure the services of Miralem Pjanic in a loan deal in the summer transfer window. The Serie A giants are preparing an offer to prise the out-of-favour Bosnian midfielder away from Barcelona ahead of the 2022/23 season. Miralem Pjanic has been one of the worst transfers in recent memory, with his big-money move to Barcelona barely paying any dividends. The 32-year-old was a peripheral figure in his debut season at Camp Nou, with Ronald Koeman barely utilising him in the 2020/21 campaign.
Real Madrid are reportedly plotting a surprise move to sign Suso from AC Milan during the winter transfer window.
The European champions are currently weighing up the future of Gareth Bale, who has struggled with a series of injuries over the past year.
According to Sportmediaset, Zinedine Zidane’s side are lining up a move for the former Liverpool man, who is being seen as a potential replacement for Bale. Suso only inked a long-term deal with AC Milan in the summer with a €40m release clause, but this is not a figure which would fend off the interest from Los Blancos.
Suso has been on Real Madrid’s radar for a while, and the 23-year-old has previously admitted that Los Blancos wanted him prior to his switch to the Liverpool academy, he said: “I came close to joining Real Madrid. I came here [in Madrid] to visit the training facilities but the Liverpool called me and I decided to move to England.
I wanted to try a new experience and play in the Premier League. The following day Liverpool signed me. I was very young and it was hard for me to settle in well. I was lost even if the dressing room was full of Spanish footballers thanks to Benitez. I have recovered now.”
Bale has received immense criticism from the club’s faithful since the start of the season, but he has continued to earn the confidence of Zinedine Zidane, who has backed him with a regular place in the starting line-up. Manchester United remain one of the potential contenders to sign the Welshman in the future, and it will be interesting to see how the player’s future paves out in the coming months.
Meanwhile, Los Blancos have made an average start to their La Liga season with just 14 points from their first seven games. As a result, they are seven points adrift of table-toppers Barcelona, who hold a 100 percent win record.
Super agent Mino Raiola has revealed that his client Gianluigi Donnarumma was promised to be made the club’s captain prior to his contract extension this summer.
The teenage goalkeeper had initially rebuffed a fresh deal beyond 2018, and this led to widespread criticism from the club’s faithful, who took to social media to question his loyalty.
Eventually, Donnarumma agreed to a new four-year deal with the Rossoneri after they inserted two separate release clauses on his contract. The goalkeeper would have the £88m clause active in nine months’ time, should they qualify for next season’ Champions League. However, the value would be halved in case of their failure to do so.
Speaking on RAI Sport, Raiola slammed sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli and general manager Marco Fassone after they failed to keep their promise of making Donnarumma the new captain.
“I’ve got nothing personal against Fassone and Mirabelli, I just don’t believe in their project. When all of Italy was panicking about the future of Donnarumma, they offered the captain’s armband without us asking for it. All I can say is that there was a promise which has not been kept,” he told RAI. Continue reading Mino Raiola – AC Milan promised to make Donnarumma captain
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
GianluigiDonnarumma was one of the most sought out players during this 2017 summer transfer window as the 18 year old Italian shot-stopper is highly rated and considered to be the successor of Gianluigi Buffon who is reaching the final stages of his career.
When it comes to the world of goal-keeping, Gianluigi Buffon is a name that often comes up as the veteran player is hailed as one of the best in the history of the sport.
Buffon played a pivotal role in Italy´s FIFA World Cup run of 2006 as he lifted the Yashin award which is awarded to the best shot-stopper during the worldwide competition.
Considering that Gianluigi Buffon is 39 years old, one question that is regularly being launched is in relation to who is going to be able to follow the legacy of Buffon who is not only the captain of Juventus but also of the Italian national side.
Despite being only 18 years old, itsDonnarumma the one who is already being compared to Buffon as the player who can become the next big thing.
Recently, there were many doubts surrounding the future of the Italian starlet as it was rumored that Donnarumma was rejecting contract extensions from Ac.Milan and that he wanted to leave the club with Paris Saint-Germain turning into a realistic destination. Continue reading Donnarumma penned a new 5 year long deal with Ac.Milan
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 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.
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
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
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