Montolivo: ‘AC Milan are better’ 30.12 || webmaster Riccardo Montolivo says Milan “needed a bit of time to find our true identity” and praises Sinisa Mihajlovic. The Rossoneri went into the winter break in sixth-place in Serie A, eight points behind their city rivals and League-leaders Inter. Read the rest on Football Italia.
AC Milan consider Luiz Adriano sale 30.12 || webmaster Milan may be willing to sacrifice Luiz Adriano and sell him to Russia to balance their books, say reports. While the Brazilian's performances have not disappointed, his playing time this season has been relatively limited, with 763 minutes played in Serie A against the 1339 of star striker Carlos Bacca. Read the rest on Football Italia.
AC Milan: Monaco drop El Shaarawy 30.12 || webmaster Monaco reportedly told Milan that they do not intend to buy Stephan El Shaarawy, who will therefore have to find another team quickly. The young Italian was loaned from the Rossoneri under a particular deal, one which compelled Monaco to buy him at €14m should he play in 25 games. Read the rest on Football Italia.
'Soriano? If someone pays Sampdoria...' 29.12 || webmaster Sampdoria's Antonio Romei opens on the possibility of a Roberto Soriano sale but not to the signing of Napoli's Ivan Strinic. As the right-hand-man of President Massimo Ferrero, Romei is directly involved in the Blucerchiati's transfer market operations, which he explained to Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli in detail. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Kucka: 'No easy games for AC Milan' 29.12 || webmaster Juraj Kucka believes there are 'no easy matches' in Serie A, and is pleasantly surprised by his performances with Milan. The 28-year-old was on the pitch in 15 of the 17 championship games played by the Rossoneri so far and is becoming a staple for Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Bonaventura: 'Mihajlovic will fix AC Milan' 29.12 || webmaster Milan's Giacomo Bonaventura is convinced that Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic will 'bring results' in time, and describes his style of play as 'team-oriented'. The introduction of the Serbian tactician was intended to reinvigorate the Rossoneri after several disappointing seasons, but so far results have not matched expectations. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Atletico eye AC Milan's Bacca 29.12 || webmaster Atletico Madrid are thinking of replacing striker Jackson Martinez with Milan's Carlos Bacca, but the operation seems unlikely. The Colombian joined Milan last summer for nearly €30m and is currently their lead scorer. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Nesta: ‘AC Milan, change mentality’ 29.12 || webmaster Alessandro Nesta calls on Milan to stick with Sinisa Mihajlovic and says ‘they need to change mentality.’ The Rossoneri spent heavily over the summer but have struggled to keep up with the Serie A pace-setters and went into the winter break in sixth place. Read the rest on Football Italia.
AC Milan return for Imbula? 29.12 || webmaster Reports say Milan have reignited interest in Giannelli Imbula, despite losing out to Porto in the summer. The 23-year-old was a summer target for the Rossoneri when he was at Marseille, but the midfielder eventually moved to Porto and Milan signed Andrea Bertolacci instead. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Suso: ‘At Genoa to improve’ 28.12 || webmaster Suso says his imminent loan move to Genoa will help ‘show that I’m able to go back to Milan stronger than before.’ The Spanish winger is set for a switch to the Grifone for the rest of the season and is in the city, with only an official announcement now lacking. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Suso arrives at Genoa 28.12 || webmaster Suso has now reached the city of Genoa, where he is expected to join the team on a loan from Milan. With only eight appearances for the Rossoneri since signing from Liverpool in January 2015, it was expected that the Spaniard would look for playing time elsewhere. Read the rest on Football Italia.
AC Milan: Witsel in, Lopez, Honda out 28.12 || webmaster Milan are determined to sign Zenit St Petersburg's Axel Witsel, but will likely have to sell Keisuke Honda, Diego Lopez and others. The Rossoneri were after the Belgian midfielder already last summer, but were ultimately unable to bring him to Italy. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Donnarumma: 'My AC Milan dreams' 27.12 || webmaster Gianluigi Donnarumma’s “dream is to lift the Scudetto and Champions League trophies for Milan.” The goalkeeper has become a Serie A regular at the age of 16, bumping Diego Lopez on to the bench, and met his hero Gigi Buffon. Read the rest on Football Italia.
AC Milan ask after Vidic 27.12 || webmaster Milan are the latest side linked with a January bid for Inter defender Nemanja Vidic. The 34-year-old has not played this season, as his summer departure was delayed by back surgery. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Berlusconi snipes at Sinisa 27.12 || webmaster Milan President Silvio Berlusconi continues to aim insults at Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic. The tactician has amassed three more points than the side had at this stage last season, but reports suggest he’ll be sacked. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Liverpool eye Serie A goalkeepers 27.12 || webmaster Liverpool are being linked with Lazio goalkeeper Federico Marchetti and Milan’s Diego Lopez. The Reds have been seeking reinforcements in goal all season and look set to sign someone during the January transfer window. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Banega agent: ‘AC Milan a great club’ 24.12 || webmaster Ever Banega’s agent calls Milan a “top-level club” but hasn’t held talks with the Rossoneri yet. The Diavolo were linked with the Sevilla midfielder yesterday, with his contract expiring at the end of the season. Read the rest on Football Italia.
AC Milan favourites for Vazquez 23.12 || webmaster Rai Sport claim Milan have secured Franco Vazquez from Palermo, either in January or at the end of the season. This is certainly not the first time that ‘El Mudo’ has been linked with a move to the Rossoneri. Read the rest on Football Italia.
AC Milan eye four midfielders 23.12 || webmaster Milan are reportedly considering four players to strengthen their midfield in January, including Juventus target Ever Banega. The Sevilla playmaker has been linked with the Bianconeri for several weeks now, but the Rossoneri could complicate matters for them. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Donnarumma: 'AC Milan with Mihajlovic' 22.12 || webmaster Gianluigi Donnarumma assured “the whole team is with” Milan Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic. The 16-year-old goalkeeper spoke to mondonapoli.it reporters at a charity event today. Read the rest on Football Italia.
AC Milan revive Imbula interest 22.12 || webmaster Milan targeted Giannelli Imbula over the summer and could revive their interest in the Porto midfielder. He had been heavily linked with both the Rossoneri and city cousins Inter, but eventually moved from Olympique Marseille to Porto instead. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Berlusconi 'angry' at AC Milan 22.12 || webmaster Milan President Silvio Berlusconi kept the pressure on Sinisa Mihajlovic. “I spent €150m, of course I’m angry.” The Rossoneri got back on track at the weekend with a 4-2 victory away to Frosinone, but remain in sixth place. Read the rest on Football Italia.
AC Milan offer Mexes to Marseille? 22.12 || webmaster Reports in France suggest Milan have offered defender Philippe Mexes to Olympique Marseille. The 33-year-old has made just one Serie A start under Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic this season, despite having his contract renewed in the summer. Read the rest on Football Italia.
AC Milan return to Witsel? 22.12 || webmaster Milan are reportedly ready to launch a new bid for Zenit St Petersburg midfielder Axel Witsel. The Rossoneri were believed to be chasing the Belgian midfielder this summer, but were ultimately unable to complete a deal. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Serie A: Frosinone 2:4 AC Milan - match report 20.12 || webmaster Scorers: D Ciofani 19 (F), Abate 50 (M), Bacca 55 (M), Alex 77 (M), Dionisi 83 (F), Bonaventura 93 (M) Milan completed their first comeback of the campaign for a hard-fought 4-2 victory away to Frosinone. The Rossoneri were desperately seeking consistency and visited a Frosinone side who got 13 of their total 14 points on home turf. Mario Balotelli and Jeremy Menez were ruled out, plus Nigel de Jong and Juraj Kucka suspended, so Keisuke Honda got a rare start. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Serie A: Frosinone vs. AC Milan - line-ups 20.12 || webmaster Frosinone: Leali; M Ciofani, Diakité, Blanchard, Pavlovic; Tonev, Sammarco, Gori, Soddimo; D Ciofani, Dionisi Frosinone bench: Zappino, Crivello, Russo, Chibsah, Frara, Gucher, Carlini, Castillo, Longo, Paganini, Ajeti, Bertoncini Milan: Donnarumma; Abate, Alex, Romagnoli, De Sciglio; Honda, Bertolacci, Montolivo, Bonaventura; Niang, Bacca Milan bench: Abbiati, Livieri, Antonelli, Calabria, Rodrigo Ely, Mexes, Zapata, Josè Mauri, Poli, Cerci, Luiz Adriano Read the rest on Football Italia.
Galliani: 'AC Milan turning point' 19.12 || webmaster Adriano Galliani believes the Coppa Italia win at Sampdoria “will be the turning point for this Milan campaign.” The Rossoneri emerged 2-0 winners at Marassi on Thursday evening with M’Baye Niang and Carlos Bacca strikes to reach the quarter-finals. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Mihajlovic: 'I'm not Harry Potter' 19.12 || webmaster Sinisa Mihajlovic warns Milan “are only superior to Frosinone on paper” and he doesn’t have a magic wand to fix problems. “Tomorrow will be important for our confidence and for the table. We must continue this positive streak,” said the Coach in his Press conference. Read the rest on Football Italia.
AC Milan: Suso 'already at Genoa' 19.12 || webmaster Mario Balotelli is out of Milan’s trip to Frosinone and Suso has already completed his loan to Genoa. Suso is not even in the squad and during his Press conference today Sinisa Mihajlovic confirmed “he has already gone to Genoa.” Read the rest on Football Italia.
PSG: 'Rabiot is staying' 19.12 || webmaster Although PSG President Nasser Al-Khelaifi was “very disappointed” by Adrien Rabiot, “he will certainly stay in January.” The midfielder has been repeatedly linked with Roma, Juventus, Inter, Fiorentina, Napoli and other Serie A sides. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Coppa Italia: Sampdoria 0:2 AC Milan - goals/highlights 18.12 || webmaster
Niang agent: ‘Working to be the best’ 18.12 || webmaster M’Baye Niang’s agent assures his client is “working to be one of the strongest” in the Milan team. The French attacker scored in last night’s Coppa Italia win over Samdporia, continuing a run which has seen him manage four goals and an assist in his last five games. Read the rest on Football Italia.
No El Shaarawy AC Milan return 18.12 || webmaster Stephan El Shaarawy may leave his new club Monaco, but a return to Milan must be excluded, say reports. The young Italian's move away from the Rossoneri did not revitalise his career as he was hoping, with Coach Leonardo Jardim declaring recently that the player is unfit for three consecutive matches. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Mihajlovic: ‘I don’t fear the sack’ 18.12 || webmaster Sinisa Mihajlovic dismisses talk he could be removed as Milan Coach - “I’m not worried”. The Serbian Coach is under pressure, after President Silvio Berlusconi expressed his displeasure with the performances of the team. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Mihajlovic: ‘AC Milan showed character’ 18.12 || webmaster Sinisa Mihajlovic says Milan “showed that we have character” after beating Sampdoria in the Coppa Italia. The Rossoneri emerged from Luigi Ferraris with a 2-0 win, thanks to goals from M’Baye Niang and Carlos Bacca, a potentially crucial result for the under-fire Coach. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Coppa Italia: Sampdoria 0:2 AC Milan - match report 18.12 || webmaster Scorers: Niang 50 (M) Bacca 94 (M) M'Baye Niang and Carlos Bacca took Milan to the Coppa Quarter-Finals, as Ervin Zukanovic saw red for Sampdoria. The Coppa Italia tie was billed as crucial for the future of Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic, with President Silvio Berlusconi unhappy with the team’s performances so far. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Coppa Italia: Sampdoria vs. AC Milan - line-ups 17.12 || webmaster Sampdoria: Viviano; Cassani, Moisander, Zukanovic, Regini; Ivan, Fernando, Carbonero; Soriano; Muriel, Bonazzoli Sampdoria bench: Brignoli, Puggioni, Coda, De Silvestri, Mesbah, Pereira, Correa, Palombo, Rocca, Lazaros, Rodriguez, Cassano Milan: Abbiati; Abate, Mexes, Romagnoli, De Sciglio; Cerci, Kucka, Bertolacci, Bonaventura; Bacca, Niang Milan bench: Donnarumma, Livieri, Antonelli, Calabria, Simic, Zapata, De Jong, Josè Mauri, Poli, Montolivo, Suso, Honda, Luiz Adriano Read the rest on Football Italia.
Ferrero: 'Mihajlovic is downfallen' 17.12 || webmaster Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero rubs salt in the wounds of Milan Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic: 'Where are your certainties now?' The rambunctious President will face his former Coach in tonight's Coppa Italia clash in what could be a decisive clash for the Rossoneri's future. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Mihajlovic: ‘I have broad shoulders’ 16.12 || webmaster Milan Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic responds to rumours about his sacking: “I don’t panic, I have broad shoulders.” Reports emerged today suggesting that defeat to Sampdoria in the Coppa Italia tomorrow evening could result in a coaching team of Mauro Tassotti and Cristian Brocchi taking over. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Mihajlovic: ‘Coppa important goal’ 16.12 || webmaster Sinisa Mihajlovic says Milan ‘respect Sampdoria’ and that the Coppa Italia is ‘an important objective’ for the club. The Rossoneri face Miha’s former club at the Stadio Marassi on Thursday evening for a place in the Coppa quarter-finals. Read the rest on Football Italia.
‘AC Milan, turn whistles into applause’ 16.12 || webmaster Milan Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic asks his team to ‘transform the whistles into applause’ and says ‘I’ve never looked for excuses.’ The Rossoneri Coach is under pressure for his job after consecutive draws against the bottom two in Serie A, Carpi and Verona. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Bologna demand Nocerino contribution 16.12 || webmaster Reports say Bologna want to sign Antonio Nocerino on loan in January, but only if Milan agree to pay part of his wages. Corriere di Bologna writes that the midfielder is Roberto Donadoni’s primary objective to reinforce the Rossoblu midfield in the winter window. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Sensi ‘would like small Serie A team’ 16.12 || webmaster Milan and Inter target Stefano Sensi of Cesena says ‘a year with a small Serie A club would be good for me.’ The Italy Under-20 international is reportedly being chased by both San Siro sides, but believes that his development would benefit from starting on a smaller stage. Read the rest on Football Italia.
AC Milan line up Tassotti-Brocchi 16.12 || webmaster A coaching team of Cristian Brocchi and Mauro Tassotti is reportedly set to replace Sinisa Mihajlovic if Milan lose to Sampdoria tomorrow. The two clubs face off in the Coppa Italia on Thursday evening and the Serbian Coach is under pressure after consecutive draws with bottom two Carpi and Verona. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Will AC Milan finish in the Europa League spots this season? 16.12 || webmaster After 16 matches, AC Milan are currently seventh in Serie A and are primed to climb up the table throughout the remainder of the season. Sinisa Mihajlovic's men have been inconsistent so far this campaign and their failure to claim victory against the division's "lesser" teams may come back to haunt them later in the campaign. At the weekend, Milan were held to a 1-1 draw at home against Hellas Verona - who are currently bottom of Serie A. If any result sums up the season for Milan so far, it's this one. There is plenty of promise in their ranks but just not enough experience or talent to push for the title. Milan aren't a million miles away from the fight for the Champions League places, however it may be one step too far for the Rossoneri right now. Mihajlovic's side are improving but simply cannot be trusted to win on a weekly basis and that will be the main reason why Milan miss out on the Champions League spots. The Europa League places are much more realistic and should be their primary aim for the season. Milan have shone at the forefront of European football for decades and it would be incredibly disappointing for the sport if they failed to qualify for one of the continental competitions yet again. For Milan to succeed, they will need the utmost commitment and effort from their entire squad. Milan's Italian players, many of whom are set to compete at next summer's European Championship, should utilise their knowledge of the domestic game as they strive to climb up the table. The likes of Ignazio Abate, Riccardo Montolivo and Mario Balotelli will be crucial for their chances of securing European football, as well as Italy's chances next summer. Antonio Conte's men are 20/1 in the international football betting markets to win Euro 2016 when this article was produced and Milan's star men WILL play a key role throughout the competition. This season, Milan will be in direct competition with the likes of Napoli, Roma and Fiorentina for a Europa League spot. It is incredibly tight at the top of Serie A right now and almost all of the division's major clubs are in with a genuine chance of either Champions League or Europa League football. As of December 16th, Milan are just four points behind fifth-placed Roma and could challenge for the top three if they can just improve their consistency against teams in the lower half of the division. The Rossoneri have lost just one of their last nine matches but have dropped points against both Carpi and Verona in recent weeks. It may take a minor miracle but Mihajlovic's men could finish in the Champions League places this season. While a Europa League spot is more realistic, AC Milan deserve to be in the continent's elite club competition and many will be backing the Rossoneri throughout the remainder of the campaign. It would take a brave man to go against Milan but a Europa League finish is certainly plausible this season and should be their aim at the very least.
AC Milan kit staff arrested for theft 15.12 || webmaster A member of Milan’s kit staff – and former brother-in-law of CEO Adriano Galliani – has been arrested for stealing in the locker room. In an extraordinary story, yesterday afternoon 52-year-old kit staff member Mustapha Medhoun was caught on CCTV stealing shirts, shorts and sporting equipment. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Balotelli, Alex miss training 15.12 || webmaster Milan’s Mario Balotelli and Alex missed training today, as both are suffering with illness. It had been suggested that Balotelli could be in contention to make his return in the Coppa Italia game with Sampdoria, but the striker sat out today’s session at Milanello. Read the rest on Football Italia.
‘Mihajlovic decides on Boateng’ 15.12 || webmaster Kevin-Prince Boateng’s agent says Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic will have the final say over whether his client returns to Milan. The Ghanaian has been training with the Rossoneri since the summer, and is expected to sign for the club again when the transfer window opens in January. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Buffon: ‘Donnarumma a top ‘keeper’ 15.12 || webmaster Juventus Gianluigi Buffon praises his Milan namesake Donnarumma - “he’s a top goalkeeper”. The Bianconeri number 1 was receiving the award for best goalkeeper at the AIC’s Oscar del Calcio gala, the 12th time he has been given the award. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Mr Bee deal after Christmas? 14.12 || webmaster Bee Taechaubol’s deal to take over 48 per cent of Milan should be completed after Christmas, according to reports. The property tycoon, commonly known as Mr Bee, has agreed to buy a €500m stake in the Rossoneri, but the deal has faced a number of delays. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Berlusconi: ‘Disappointed in Mihajlovic’ 14.12 || webmaster Milan President Silvio Berlusconi reportedly admits he’s “disappointed” in the team and Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic. Following a draw with winless Verona at the weekend, it has been suggested that the Rossoneri must win their two games before the winter break, or the Serbian will be removed. Read the rest on Football Italia.
AC Milan consider Caceres? 14.12 || webmaster Milan are considering a move for Juventus defender Martin Caceres, according to reports. The 28-year-old was suspended by the Bianconeri earlier this season after a car crash in Turin, and though he has returned to the squad, Coach Massimiliano Allegri has not selected him. Read the rest on Football Italia.
‘Balotelli priorities wrong’ 14.12 || webmaster Cesare Prandelli says Mario Balotelli “has qualities that few others have” but “football is not the priority in his life”. The Milan striker was a favourite when Prandelli was Italy CT, but current boss Antonio Conte is yet to cap him, and hinted that he is unlikely to call him for Euro 2016. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Two games for Mihajlovic future? 14.12 || webmaster Reports say Milan Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic risks the sack if the club don’t win their next two matches. The Rossoneri failed to beat rock-bottom Verona at home on Sunday and owner Silvio Berlusconi was reportedly furious in the stands watching the game. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Serie A: AC Milan 1:1 Verona - match report 13.12 || webmaster Scorers: Bacca 51 (M), Toni pen 57 (V) Milan were unable to get the better of bottom club Verona, as Nigel de Jong marked his comeback with a red card. The Rossoneri were lurching from positive result to negative without any real consistency, so Luiz Adriano was brought in to partner Carlos Bacca, moving M’Baye Niang to the flank. Luca Antonelli, Mario Balotelli and Jeremy Menez were sidelined, while winless Verona missed Rafael, Emil Hallfredsson, Samuel Souprayen, Francelino Matuzalem, Michelangelo Albertazzi and Romulo. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Mihajlovic: 'Referees damage AC Milan' 13.12 || webmaster Sinisa Mihajlovic warned “we can’t carry on like this” after he blamed the referee for Milan’s 1-1 draw with Verona. Nigel de Jong was sent off and gave away a penalty, but the Rossoneri had complaints. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Balotelli and Antonelli out 12.12 || webmaster Andrea Bertolacci returns for Milan against Verona, but Mario Balotelli and Luca Antonelli miss out. Bertolacci is back in the squad, as is Mattia De Sciglio, though it remains to be seen if either of them are fit enough to start. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Mihajlovic: 'Attitude is everything' 12.12 || webmaster Sinisa Mihajlovic warned Milan “need the right attitude” against Verona, or tactics and formations will be futile. “Since the Napoli game our results have been the fourth best in the League with the third best defence and only two points fewer than Inter,” assured the Coach in a Press conference. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Honda snubs Everton and Spurs 12.12 || webmaster Sources close to Keisuke Honda claim he will reject Everton and Tottenham offers to remain at Milan. The Japan international has fallen down the pecking order and rarely gets a game since Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic took over this season. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Berlusconi: 'AC Milan must be in Europe' 11.12 || webmaster Barbara Berlusconi warned “Milan cannot afford to miss out on the Champions League again” and focuses on improving San Siro. The daughter of President Silvio Berlusconi is joint-CEO with Adriano Galliani and had been in charge of plans for the new purpose-built stadium, an idea that was suddenly abandoned due to issues over land for the development. Read the rest on Football Italia.
‘Sirigu open to January move’ 11.12 || webmaster Roma target Salvatore Sirigu’s agent admits he could move in January, but denies he refused to play for Paris Saint-Germain. The Italian international has been replaced as first choice at Parc Des Princes by Kevin Trapp, leading to speculation he could return to Serie A, with Milan also said to be interested. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Niang: '10 years at AC Milan’ 11.12 || webmaster M’Baye Niang wants to stay at Milan “for another 10 years” but admits “I made mistakes”. The French forward joined the Rossoneri in 2012, but had a series of disciplinary problems - including a hit-and-run which injured 11 people - and his time at San Siro appeared to be over when he was loaned to Montpellier in 2014. Read the rest on Football Italia.
AC Milan consider Prandelli 11.12 || webmaster Sinisa Mihajlovic is reportedly under pressure at Milan again, with Cesare Prandelli a possible replacement. The Rossoneri were held to a 0-0 draw by relegation-battlers Carpi on Sunday night, leaving them eighth in Serie A, seven points off the Champions League places. Read the rest on Football Italia.
De Jong for sale in January? 11.12 || webmaster Milan could reportedly look to sell Nigel de Jong in January, with the midfielder out of favour at San Siro. The Dutch international has not played for the Rossoneri since the 1-0 defeat to Genoa on September 27, and has been linked with English side Leicester City. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Bonaventura: 'I was an Inter player' 10.12 || webmaster Giacomo Bonaventura reveals he “was an Inter player in the morning, Atalanta in the afternoon and Milan in the evening.” The Rossoneri midfielder had a chaotic transfer deadline day in 2014 and his entire career path swerved in several different directions. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Ancelotti ‘looking for a great club’ 10.12 || webmaster Carlo Ancelotti ‘wants to win the Champions League’ and says he’s ‘looking for a club that can allow me to.’ The former Real Madrid Coach has been out of a job since leaving the Bernabeu in the summer, but is being continuously linked with European giants like Bayern Munich, Manchester United and Chelsea. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Honda ready for January exit? 10.12 || webmaster Keisuke Honda could reportedly leave Milan in January after finding himself marginalised by a change in formation. The Japan international has been linked with a San Siro exit since the summer, but was expected to see out the season under Sinisa Mihajlovic. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Leicester in for De Jong? 10.12 || webmaster It’s reported Leicester City are interested in out-of-favour Milan midfielder Nigel de Jong. The Dutch international has struggled for playing time under new Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic, and has not featured for the Rossoneri since the defeat to Genoa on September 27. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Balotelli training with teammates 10.12 || webmaster Mario Balotelli has returned to training with his Milan teammates, as he continues his recovery from a hernia. The striker hasn’t played since the defeat to Genoa on September 27, and went under the knife last month to correct the problem. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Bacca: ‘Great confidence in AC Milan’ 9.12 || webmaster Carlos Bacca has ‘great confidence’ in Milan and says their objective is ‘to find consistency and a winning streak.’ The Colombia international arrived from Sevilla in the summer but was back in the Spanish city last night to watch Juventus’ 1-0 defeat to his old club in the Champions League. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Official: Schalke release Boateng 8.12 || webmaster Kevin-Prince Boateng has officially terminated his contract with Schalke 04 and is free to sign for Milan. The Ghana international had already been training with the Rossoneri and playing in friendly games for a couple of months. Read the rest on Football Italia.
De Roon snubs AC Milan 8.12 || webmaster Atalanta midfielder Marten De Roon cools links with Milan: “I’m not moving from here.” The Dutchman has impressed under Edy Reja this season and has been linked with the Rossoneri. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Lazio turn to Zapata, Heurtaux 8.12 || webmaster Lazio have been linked with Milan’s Cristian Zapata and Udinese’s Thomas Heurtaux in their search for a new defender. A long-term injury to Stefan De Vrij means that the Biancocelesti are in the market for a centre-back in January. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Serie A: Carpi 0:0 AC Milan - match report 7.12 || webmaster AC Milan's chances of getting getting closer to the Champions League spots were diminished once more after a 0-0 draw away to Carpi. The Milan based team wanted to tie a string of good results after their 4-1 victory against Sampdoria and get to sixth placed, a mere seven points away from new Serie A leaders Inter, but are now sitting eigth together with Atalanta. With Andrea Bertolacci, Mario Balotelli, Jeremy Menez and Luca Antonelli out, the team still went with the 4-4-2 formation. On the other side, Carpi came after their only second victory of the season and had Igor Bubnjic, Paolo Bianco, Wallace and Matteo Fedele out. It was a slightly more important match for Carpi players Marco Borriello and Cristian Zaccardo as they faced their former club. Borrielo kicked off the show with a wide shot near the post and Isaac Cofie continued it with an effort smothered by Donnarumma. The same Donnarumma was then forced towards a fantastic one-handed save against Lorenzo Lollo's out of the box powerful shot. Marco Borriello and Cristian Zaccardo faced their former club with the veteran striker drilling wide of the near post and Gigio Donnarumma smothering an Isaac Cofie effort. Folks following weekend football tips that gave Milan as clear winners were surely doubting themselves right now. Milan then balanced the game a bit with Alessio Cerci having a small chance, although his first touch made things much harder for him when it came to finishing. Cerci had another one after a combo with Giacomo Bonaventura, but this time it was saved by Vid Belec. M'Baye Niang then had a strong shot that was pushed from under the bar by Belec. Carpi replied on the counter with Kevin Lasagna going past two defenders and being finally stopped by Alex and Donnarumma. The home side wanted a penalty on this one but the referee said no. Carlos Bacca's gave it a shot, but his effort was deflected to a corner. The second half was considerably less packed with chances at the start. Milan wasted numerous set pieces during it, including two well positioned free kicks that were sent wide, one by Bonaventura and the other by M'Baye Niang. With six minutes to go the match became more animated. Juraj Kucka had a fine header after a corner that was saved by Belec after which the Rossoneri had a few more dangerous shots saved by the home team. There was also a quite clear penalty on a Lollo intervention on Luiz Adriano. Carpi: Belec; Zaccardo, S Romagnoli, Gagliolo, Letizia; Pasciuti, Cofie, Lollo, Martinho (Di Gaudio 53); Lasagna (Mbakogu 72), Borriello (Gabriel Silva 87) Milan: Donnarumma; Abate, Alex, A Romagnoli, De Sciglio; Cerci (Luiz Adriano 68), Kucka, Montolivo, Bonaventura; Bacca, Niang Ref: Irrati
Prandelli: ‘AC Milan too cautious’ 7.12 || webmaster Former Italy CT Cesare Prandelli feels Milan are too cautious, and says Roma are missing Francesco Totti. The Coach assesses Serie A in a weekly column for Calciomercato, and gave his opinion on the Rossoneri after they were held to a draw at Carpi. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Montolivo set for AC Milan renewal 7.12 || webmaster Riccardo Montolivo is set to extend his Milan contract until 2019, according to reports. The Rossoneri captain’s current deal expires at the end of the season, meaning he would be free to negotiate with other clubs in January. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Capello: ‘Inter favourites, AC Milan unsure’ 7.12 || webmaster Inter are Scudetto favourites ‘thanks to Roberto Mancini’ and Milan ‘don’t have much quality’ says Fabio Capello. The Coach recently terminated his contract with Russia and discussed the season so far as speculation links him to the Roma job. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Six face Rossoneri exit 7.12 || webmaster Six out of eight of Milan’s players with expiring contracts will leave in the summer, according to reports. Tuttosport writes today that the Rossoneri are unlikely to renew the deals of their two on-loan forwards, Mario Balotelli and Alessio Cerci, from Liverpool and Atletico Madrid respectively. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Serie A: Carpi vs. AC Milan - line-ups 6.12 || webmaster Carpi: Belec; Zaccardo, Romagnoli, Gagliolo, Letizia; Pasciuti, Cofie, Lollo, Martinho; Lasagna, Borriello Carpi bench: Brkic, Spolli, Lazzari, Di Gaudio, Marrone, Matos, Mbakogu Milan: Donnarumma; Abate, Alex, Romagnoli, De Sciglio; Cerci, Kucka, Montolivo, Bonaventura; Bacca, Niang Milan bench: Abbiati, Livieri, Calabria, Rodrigo Ely, Mexes, Zapata, De Jong, Josè Mauri, Poli, Suso, Honda, Luiz Adriano Read the rest on Football Italia.
Niang: 'I risked ruining career' 6.12 || webmaster Milan striker M’Baye Niang confessed he “risked ruining my career” with bad behaviour, but sorted himself out. He will turn 21 later this month and is already something of a Serie A veteran, having arrived as an 18-year-old. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Maldini: 'AC Milan criticism out of love' 6.12 || webmaster Paolo Maldini insists his fierce criticism of the Milan hierarchy is “out of love” and trusts Sinisa Mihajlovic to help them. The club legend had been expected to follow in the footsteps of Javier Zanetti at Inter and Pavel Nedved for Juventus by joining the Board after retirement, but instead has been notable by his absence. Read the rest on Football Italia.
De Jong back for AC Milan 5.12 || webmaster Luca Antonelli is out of Milan’s squad for the trip to Carpi, but Nigel de Jong returns. Full-back Antonelli joins the injury list, which already contains the names of Mario Balotelli, Andrea Bertolacci, Jeremy Menez and Diego Lopez. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Mihajlovic: 'AC Milan support me' 5.12 || webmaster Sinisa Mihajlovic admits he “expected more” from Milan in the Coppa Italia, but is not worried for the trip to Carpi. “All games are theoretically within our reach, but we have to prove our strength on the field,” said the Coach in his Press conference. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Maldini: 'Galliani is AC Milan problem' 5.12 || webmaster Paolo Maldini feels Milan’s problems are down to Adriano Galliani. “He doesn’t understand football.” The former defender and captain famously clashed with CEO Galliani and it’s believed as long as the transfer guru remains in charge, Maldini won’t work for the club again. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Coppa Italia: Fifth Round schedule 4.12 || webmaster The dates and times of the Coppa Italia Fifth Round ties have been announced, including Juventus-Torino, Sampdoria-Milan and Napoli-Verona. The Fourth Round was completed last night and we go into the final 16. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Agent: ‘Boateng will return to AC Milan’ 4.12 || webmaster Kevin-Prince Boateng’s agent confirms his client is likely to re-join Milan - “he’ll be very useful for the Coach”. The Ghanaian still has to negotiate the end of his contract with Schalke 04, but has been training with the Rossoneri since the summer, and his representative confirms a deal is close. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Antonelli injured in training 3.12 || webmaster Milan defender Luca Antonelli suffered an adductor injury in training, the club confirms. The Rossoneri face a first-ever match against Carpi on Sunday night, but will be without the left-back. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Boateng set for AC Milan 3.12 || webmaster Kevin-Prince Boateng will reportedly end his contract with Schalke today in anticipation of re-signing for Milan in January. The 28-year-old has been training with the Rossoneri throughout this season after falling out of favour with the Bundesliga outfit. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Balotelli returns to training 2.12 || webmaster Mario Balotelli has returned to Milan training, with the striker posting a picture of himself at Milanello. The on-loan Liverpool forward has been out of action since the defeat to Genoa with a groin injury, but posted an image on his Instagram page of his return to training, accompanied by the caption "finally". Read the rest on Football Italia.
Agent: ‘Suso could leave AC Milan’ 2.12 || webmaster The agent of Milan midfielder Suso says his client could leave if he is not given more playing time. The Spaniard joined the Rossoneri last January from Liverpool, but has made just two appearances this term, one in Serie A and one in the Coppa Italia. Read the rest on Football Italia.
‘Pogba stays in January, but June…’ 2.12 || webmaster Mino Raiola confirms Juventus’ Paul Pogba “won’t move in January” but “June is a different time”. The French international is one of the most highly-regarded young players in the world, and has been linked with the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid and Chelsea. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Raiola: 'Donnarumma a work of art’ 2.12 || webmaster Gianluigi Donnarumma’s agent, Mino Raiola, calls the Milan goalkeeper “a work of art under construction”. The 16-year-old has become the Rossoneri’s first choice between the posts, earning comparisons with Gigi Buffon, who made his debut for Parma at 17. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Mr Bee finds Chinese partners? 2.12 || webmaster Bee Taechaubol has reportedly found two Chinese investors to help his efforts to buy 48 per cent of Milan. The Thai has been in talks with the Rossoneri for a €480m acquisition since the summer, but the lengthy delay led to recent reports that it may be a scam. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Coppa Italia: AC Milan 1:1 (3:1 AET) Crotone - match report 2.12 || webmaster Milan needed extra time to defeat Serie B side Crotone 3-1 in the Coppa Italia Fourth Round tie at San Siro. Sinisa Mihajlovic rested many of his stars, but still expected to do considerably better just days after thrashing Sampdoria here 4-1. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Atalanta eye AC Milan's Mauri 1.12 || webmaster Atalanta are after Milan's Jose Mauri and have already met the player's agent, according to reports. The Argentine-born 19-year-old joined the Rossoneri after his unfortunate adventure at Parma, but he may be too green for Sinisa Mihajlovic's club. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Lopez: ‘AC Milan aiming for Europe’ 1.12 || webmaster Diego Lopez says the “main goal” for Milan is to qualify for Europe this season. The Spanish goalkeeper is currently out injured as he recovers from patellar tendonitis, but discussed the aims for the campaign with Marca. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Lopez: ‘Calm over Donnarumma’ 1.12 || webmaster Diego Lopez insists he reacted to being replaced in the Milan goal by Gianluigi Donnarumma with “a lot of tranquility”. The Spanish ‘keeper was deposed between the San Siro sticks by the 16-year-old, and has since opted to seek treatment for patellar tendonitis, meaning he is sidelined. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Agent: ‘Lopez won’t move in January’ 1.12 || webmaster Diego Lopez’s agent insists the Milan goalkeeper won’t move in January, despite talk of a Liverpool transfer. It was reported earlier today that the Reds are interested in the Spanish ‘keeper, and could offer Mario Balotelli to the Rossoneri to lower the cost. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Galliani: ‘AC Milan miss Champions League’ 1.12 || webmaster Milan’s joint-CEO Adriano Galliani won’t “make predictions” about the Scudetto but “I miss the Champions League”. The Rossoneri thrashed Sampdoria 4-1 at the weekend to move within eight points of the Serie A summit, but the director is cautious over the chances of fighting for the title. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Liverpool in for Diego Lopez? 1.12 || webmaster Liverpool are interested in Milan goalkeeper Diego Lopez, and could include Mario Balotelli in any deal, according to reports. The Spanish ‘keeper is currently sidelined with patellar tendonitis, but had been dropped in favour of 16-year-old Gianluigi Donnarumma prior to his stop. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Bonaventura: ‘Limited in three-man midfield’ 1.12 || webmaster Milan’s Giacomo Bonaventura feels playing in the centre of a three-man midfield “limits my qualities a bit”. The 26-year-old is capable of playing a number of positions, and so far this season has played wide-left, trequartista and central midfield. Read the rest on Football Italia.
Coppa Italia: AC Milan vs. Crotone - line-ups 1.12 || webmaster Milan starting XI: Abbiati; Calabria, Mexes, Zapata, De Sciglio; Poli, J.Mauri, Nocerino; Suso, Luiz Adriano, Honda. Coach: Sinisa Mihajlovic Crotone starting XI: Cordaz; Yao, Cremonesi, Ferrari; Balasa, Barberis, Paro, Martella; De Giorgio, Palladino, Torromino. Coach: Ivan Juric Read the rest on Football Italia.