Italian Serie A giants AC Milan have ended their wait for UEFA Champions League qualification after tight long years following their top-four finish at the end of the just-concluded season. The Rossoneri had failed to qualify for the top European competition since the last time they did so back in 2013 but they have confirmed that they will be competing among the best clubs in Europe next season and they will also try to have a shot at winning the title as well.
Milan started the season quite on the front foot and were looking like the team to seal the Serie A title following their impressive results at the very beginning of the 2020-21 season. However, they dropped form during the mid-season and started dropping precious points as well, handing their bitter City rivals, Inter Milan the upper hand to go ahead of them in the league table. Continue reading MILAN QUALIFY FOR CHAMPIONS LEAGUE AFTER 8 YEARS
Torino striker Andrea Belotti is a man wanted by many clubs and has been attracting a lot of interest from a host of clubs since last summer. Although he is still contracted at Torino, he may well likely seal a move away from the club this summer.
One of the many clubs to have signaled an interest in signing the Italian striker is AC Milan. According to Italian news media outlet Tuttomercatoweb, Milan are in the market for a proven striker and will do all they can to get their hands on one this summer. The long-term availability of the club’s veteran striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is of course, in huge doubt and they will need to sign a striker that is much younger and well equipped with the ability to lead the team’s attack.
Torino want to use the money from the potential sale of their star striker Belotti to fund their own summer transfer businesses and could get as much as £40 million for the striker. The Turin club are reportedly willing to add some new faces to the squad, including the goalkeeping department, the midfield area, as well as the striker position. Continue reading Milan Inquire About The Possibility Of Signing Torino Striker
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. Continue reading Ismael Bennacer states importance of winning the San Siro derby
Belgium international Marouane Fellaini has acknowledged that he was in contact with AC Milan regarding a potential move in the summer of 2018. The midfielder had been heavily linked with the Rossoneri following the World Cup last year, but he instead decided to commit his future to Manchester United on a two-year deal.
However, his time with the Red Devils would only last for six more months before he pursued a permanent move to Shandong Luneng. In a report covered by Calciomercato, Fellaini has admitted that he likes the atmosphere in Italy and he could have made the switch to the Rossoneri last summer barring the intervention of manager Jose Mourinho, who was the Red Devils boss back then. Continue reading Marouane Fellaini confirms he has spoken with AC Milan
Former AC Milan ace Alberto Gilardino has urged Patrick Cutrone to pursue a fresh challenge away from the Rossoneri in order to become a better player. The Italian recently completed his second full season with the San Siro outfit,where he struggled for gametime with just 12 league starts while finding the net on only three occasions.
AC Milan president Paolo Scaroni has talked up the importance of Champions League qualification for the Rossoneri in order to ease the economic situation around the club. The San Siro outfit had been guilty of breaking the Financial Fair Play regulations during the previous campaign but they escaped with a hefty fine rather than a European ban on appeal.
Still, there are no assurances that the team will get a similar favour from the Court of Arbitration for Sport in the future and Scaroni remains hopeful that the club can maintain the stability with progress to the Champions League next term. However, the Rossoneri chief added that he won’t create drama, should the team fail to meet the requirements for the campaign. Continue reading AC Milan president talks about importance of Champions League football
AC Milan president Paolo Scaroni has been pleased with the club’s development under the guidance of manager Gennaro Gattuso. The Rossoneri started the season in a relatively slow fashion with numerous stalemates but they have found their feet thereafter to propel into the Champions League positions.
At present, the Rossoneri are clinging onto the final Champions League qualification spot in fourth and speaking to reporters, Scaroni is impressed with the uptrend of fortunes around the club. He added that he has been pleased with the recruitment policy with both Lucas Paqueta and Krzysztof Piatek hitting the ground running since their winter arrivals. Continue reading AC Milan president pleased with club’s progress under Gennaro Gattuso
AC Milan president Paolo Scaroni has stressed that the club are not looking into the position of manager Gennaro Gattuso. The former Champions League winner was appointed as the club’s head coach in November last year and he has since helped the team progress despite the change of ownership during the summer.
Nonetheless, there has been the speculation of Gattuso being potentially replaced at the turn of the year with Conte deemed a potential successor but Scaroni has dismisses those claims, he told Gazzetta dello Sport: “Maybe they haven’t told me, but I’ve never heard him mentioned by anyone. I don’t even have his mobile number.” Continue reading AC Milan president refutes Antonio Conte speculation
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.
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.” Continue reading Lucas Biglia looking to make strong impact with AC Milan next season