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Szczesny: Juventus showed how hungry for trophies we are with Supercoppa Italiana win
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Szczesny: Juventus showed how hungry for trophies we are with Supercoppa Italiana win

The former Arsenal goalkeeper helped his side to their first piece of silverware under Andrea Pirlo with a 1-0 win over Napoli Wojciech Szczesny says Juventus proved their hunger to win trophies with their Supercoppa Italiana victory over Napoli on Wednesday. Lorenzo Insigne missed a penalty with Cristiano Ronaldo’s close-range finish proving enough to win the first silverware of the Andrea Pirlo era. Juve have been off the pace in Serie A so far this season, currently finding themselves 10 points behind leaders AC Milan – though they do have a game in hand.  
AC Milan sign Tomori on loan from Chelsea with £26m option to buy
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AC Milan sign Tomori on loan from Chelsea with £26m option to buy

The 23-year-old defender will join Stefano Pioli's side in their Serie A title challenge after coming through the Blues' youth academy AC Milan have completed the signing of Fikayo Tomori on loan from Chelsea until the end of the season. The centre-back has struggled for regular game time at Stamford Bridge this campaign, and moves to the Serie A leaders as they aim to end Juventus' dominance of the Italian domestic league. Tomori heads to San Siro until at least the end of the 2020-21 campaign, with a €30 million (£26m/$36.5m) option included if Milan wish to buy the England international defender in the summer.
AC Milan confirm signing of striker Mario Mandzukic, hand him the iconic No 9 shirt for this season
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AC Milan confirm signing of striker Mario Mandzukic, hand him the iconic No 9 shirt for this season

  AC Milan have completed the signing of Mario Mandzukic on a six-month deal with the striker handed the club's iconic No 9 shirt. The 34-year-old Croatian superstar joins the club on a free transfer after leaving Qatari side Al-Duhail last July and will add more experience to Milan’s attack, which already has an in-form, Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Milan, who are currently top of the Italian table by three points, also have the option to extend Mandzukic's deal by a further year. The move for the former Juventus, Bayern Munich, and Atlético Madrid star has been lauded by Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who said he is delighted to partner him in a bid to help secure the Serie A title this season. 'I am very happy,' the veteran Swedish striker told Sky Italia on Monday. 'There will be two o...
Maldini confirms AC Milan have been trailing Chelsea’s Tomori since the summer
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Maldini confirms AC Milan have been trailing Chelsea’s Tomori since the summer

The defender is on the brink of securing a loan move from Stamford Bridge to San Siro AC Milan sporting director Paolo Maldini has confirmed the club have been trailing Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori since the summer. With Milan leading the way in Serie A, the club’s paymasters are determined to press home their position of strength and are active players in January transfer window. Forward Mario Mandzukic is reportedly only a medical away from securing a move to the club to provide support in attack for Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Shows Off Ageless Skills With Amazing Spin And No-Look Pass
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Shows Off Ageless Skills With Amazing Spin And No-Look Pass

  The 39-year-old Zlatan Ibrahimovic showed off his ageless skills for AC Milan with a unique first touch, turn and no-look pass against Cagliari. The super Swede had already put his side 1-0 up from the penalty spot when he picked up the ball just outside the opposition area. Nothing looked on - but this is Zlatan. So of course he flicked the ball up into the air, spun and kung-fu kicked it with the outside of his boot. The ball went straight into the path of teammate Diogo Dalot as he ran towards the box. It was an amazing piece of skill and gymnastic dexterity that belied the fact that Zlatan turns 40 years old later this year. This man simply does not age. His work for the night wasn't finished there, either. In the second half, Ibra sped through onto Davide Calabri...
Juventus Defender Matthijs de Ligt Tests Positive for Coronavirus
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Juventus Defender Matthijs de Ligt Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Juventus defender, Matthijs de Ligt has tested positive for coronavirus, the Italian club have confirmed. The Dutch international played the full 90 minutes of Juventus’ 3-1 win at leaders AC Milan on Wednesday January 6, but has now been placed into isolation. “Juventus Football Club announces that, during the checks provided for by the protocol in force, Matthijs De Ligt has emerged positive with Covid-19,” read a statement on the club’s website. “The player has already been placed in solitary confinement.” He becomes the third player from the Serie A champions to test positive for Coronavirus after Brazilian defender Alex Sandro and Colombian winger Juan Cuadrado who both returned a positive result on Monday and Tuesday respectively.
Juventus end AC Milan unbeaten run
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Juventus end AC Milan unbeaten run

  Federico Chiesa scored twice as champions Juventus produced a superb display to end AC Milan's unbeaten league run this season. The 23-year-old opened the scoring in the 18th minute when he played a fantastic one-two with Paulo Dybala before drilling home. Davide Calabria levelled with a great side-foot finish before Chiesa gave Juve the lead again with his low drive. Weston McKennie made certain of victory with a strike from close range. Milan remain top of Serie A by a point from city rivals Inter who earlier lost 2-1 at Sampdoria. Juve, who have endured a mixed start to the campaign, are now up to fourth - seven points behind Milan. Juve have won the past nine championships but hopes of making it 10 have taken a big knock this season after a handful of erratic d...
AC Milan star Ibrahimovic decided to retire in the summer, only to change his mind
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AC Milan star Ibrahimovic decided to retire in the summer, only to change his mind

The striker has been in stunning form this season as he's helped his team to a surprise early-season lead in Serie A AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has admitted he decided to retire in the summer, only to change his mind and sign with the Rossoneri for another season. Ibrahimovic has proven once again to be evergreen this season, as the 39-year-old has scored 11 goals in 10 total appearances for Milan. The Swede's form has helped Milan to a surprising early-season lead atop the Serie A table, sitting five points clear of city rivals Inter in second place.
‘Ronaldo has a different head to everyone else’ – Allegri says Juventus star has best mentality of all his former players
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‘Ronaldo has a different head to everyone else’ – Allegri says Juventus star has best mentality of all his former players

The Italian coach managed the forward during his first year in Serie A, having worked with a host of stars during his time at Juve and AC Milan Cristiano Ronaldo ‘has a different head to everybody else’, according to former Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri – who says the Portuguese has the best mentality of any player he has worked with. Allegri managed Ronaldo during his last year as Juve boss in 2018-19, and the pair enjoyed a fruitful relationship in their short time together. Ronaldo scored 21 goals to help the Turin giants to another Serie A title, but even the five-time Ballon d’Or winner wasn’t immune to being the butt of the playful Allegri’s jokes when things didn’t go his way.
‘Ibrahimovic at same level as super champion Van Basten’ – AC Milan legend Maldini salutes Swedish striker
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‘Ibrahimovic at same level as super champion Van Basten’ – AC Milan legend Maldini salutes Swedish striker

The Rossoneri icon has likened an enigmatic frontman that is still delivering in the present to a Dutch great from the past Zlatan Ibrahimovic is at the same level as Marco van Basten, says Paolo Maldini, with the AC Milan legend seeing similarities between an enigmatic Swede and a “super champion” of the past. The Rossoneri have been blessed with a wealth of attacking talent down the years. At the peak of their powers in the late 1980s and early 90s, Dutch icon Van Basten led their line in style as he plundered 125 goals through 201 appearances.
‘Balotelli would be like Maradona for us’ – Vasco da Gama election hopeful says
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‘Balotelli would be like Maradona for us’ – Vasco da Gama election hopeful says

The 30-year-old has been without a club since leaving Brescia at the end of last season, and he now appears set for South America Mario Balotelli has reached an agreement to sign for Vasco da Gama, whose potential director of sport says the forward “would be like Maradona” for the Brazilian club’s fans. The former Manchester City, AC Milan and Liverpool forward, 30, has been without a club since leaving Brescia at the end of last season. Balotelli’s one-year deal with his hometown club was not renewed as Brescia were relegated from Serie A, but he had not played since March after reportedly missing training and falling out with the club’s hierarchy.
Raiola joins Ibrahimovic’s crusade over FIFA 21 player rights
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Raiola joins Ibrahimovic’s crusade over FIFA 21 player rights

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's agent has backed his client's calls for legal action to be taken against the video game developer Mino Raiola has taken aim at EA Sports over player image rights in FIFA 21, insisting that too many stars are open to exploitation. AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic caused a stir on social media at the start of the week as he called out FIFA and EA Sports for failing to ask for his permission before including his name and likeness in the latest version of their annual football video game. Tottenham winger Gareth Bale offered his support to Ibrahimovic by starting the hashtag "#TimeToInvestigate", with FIFPro subsequently coming out to defend their policies in a lengthy statement.
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic has gifted the new Playstation 5 to the entire AC Milan squad

  AC Milan hero Zlatan Ibrahimovic has pulled another blinder by making Christmas come early for his team-mates. The Swede has treated the entire squad to the brand new PlayStation 5, with three Milan players taking to Instagram to reveal the surprise and express their delight. The PS5, Sony's first new console for seven years, hit the shelves on Thursday and is in huge demand among customers desperately trying to get hold of one. But Ibrahimovic clearly has the right connections that allowed him to snap up a load for his fellow Rossoneri. Portuguese forward Rafael Leao shared a photo on Instagram of the PS5 box and tagged Ibrahimovic, thanking him and calling him the 'GOAT'. Winger Samu Castillejo went one better, placing the PS5 on the spoiler of his jet black Lamb...
Being a manager is bad for your health, says Dutch legend Van Basten
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Being a manager is bad for your health, says Dutch legend Van Basten

The former AC Milan striker admits that he was "not a good manager" and is pleased to be out of the profession Netherlands legend Marco van Basten has claimed that being a manager is bad for your health. As a player, Van Basten was one of the outstanding forwards of his generation, scoring a memorable goal for the Netherlands in the 1988 European Championship final against the USSR and starring for the likes of Ajax and AC Milan. Injury forced him to retire and, in 2004, he moved into management. He had stints with the Netherlands, Ajax, Heerenveen and AZ, but admits that the job wasn’t for him and he is delighted to no longer be doing it.
‘He knows how to manage the team’ – Kessie praises Pioli for AC Milan’s impressive form
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‘He knows how to manage the team’ – Kessie praises Pioli for AC Milan’s impressive form

The 23-year-old Ivory Coast international has hailed the Red and Blacks boss for the club’s turnaround in fortunes Franck Kessie has praised AC Milan manager Stefano Pioli for his ability to manage the club which he believes has contributed in no small measure to the impressive form of the side. The San Siro Stadium outfit are on a 22-game unbeaten run, winning 17 of them and have continued to enjoy a near-perfect start to the 2020-21 season. The Red and Blacks have won four of their opening five Serie A games to sit atop the league table with 13 points.
AC Milan coach Pioli: We didn’t need Bakayoko
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AC Milan coach Pioli: We didn’t need Bakayoko

  AC Milan coach Stefano Pioli insists he had little say in their pursuit of Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko. Bakayoko, despite having a past loan spell with Milan, ended up at Napoli on deadline day in a temporary deal and made his debut in their victory over Atalanta. Asked about the midfielder, Pioli stated: "I have faith in the four central midfielders I have. I have never dealt with the economic aspect (of transfers)." Milan are currently top of the table after the first four games of the season. Pioli added: "We think we belong in our current place."
Chelsea Midfielder Bakayoko Undergoes Napoli Medical Before Loan Move
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Chelsea Midfielder Bakayoko Undergoes Napoli Medical Before Loan Move

Chelsea’s French international midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko arrived in Rome on Sunday for a medical ahead of a loan move to Napoli, according to multiple media reports in Italy. The 26-year-old spent last season on loan at Ligue 1 side Monaco, having played for AC Milan during the 2018-2019 season, then coached by Napoli boss Gennaro Gattuso. Bakayoko, who joined Chelsea in 2017 after three seasons with Monaco, will undergo medical tests in the Italian capital before a one-season loan move. Napoli is expected to take on two million euros ($2.3 million) of the player’s annual 3.5 million salary, according to Gazzetta Dello Sport. Bakayoko, who has one cap for France, will join up with his new teammates on Monday morning.
AC Milan Sign Dalot From Man United As Full-back Moves On Season-long Loan
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AC Milan Sign Dalot From Man United As Full-back Moves On Season-long Loan

AC Milan have completed the signing of Diogo Dalot on loan from Manchester United. The 21-year-old full-back joined the Red Devils from Porto in 2018 in a deal worth £19 million ($24m) but he has been unable to seal a regular place in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team, making 35 appearances and scoring just one goal in all competitions. Hailed by then-United boss Jose Mourinho as "the best full-back in Europe" in his age group after completing the move to England, the Portugal Under 21 international struggled to get going at Old Trafford but reiterated his desire to succeed at the club in June, *He said: "It feels good to start feeling confident again and feeling comfortable with my fitness. I'm going to push hard and make sure that I deserve to play here. That's why I signed to come he...
Zlatan Ibrahimovic And Duarte Test Positive For COVID-19, AC Milan Confirm
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic And Duarte Test Positive For COVID-19, AC Milan Confirm

OFFICIAL STATEMENT: ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIĆ The Swede tested positive ahead of AC Milan v Bodø/Glimt Zlatan Ibrahimović has tested positive for Covid-19 following a second round of swab tests ahead of tonight's game against Bodø/Glimt. The Club has informed the relevant authorities and the player has been promptly placed in quarantine at home. All other team members and staff have tested negative. OFFICIAL STATEMENT Defender Léo Duarte has tested positive for COVID-19 after undergoing a swab test yesterday and has been placed in self-isolation. Other team members and staff have all tested negative. In accordance with current protocols, the whole group will be tested again ahead of tomorrow's match against Bodø/Glimt and will follow the preventative measures recommended by local ...
Sandro Tonali Asked Gennaro Gattuso For Permission To Wear His Shirt Number At AC Milan
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Sandro Tonali Asked Gennaro Gattuso For Permission To Wear His Shirt Number At AC Milan

A day before joining the ranks at AC Milan, highly-rated midfielder Sandro Tonali asked childhood hero Gennaro Gattuso for permission to wear the iconic number 8 jersey. It was officially confirmed on Wednesday that the 20-year-old had signed from Brescia on an initial season-long loan for a fee of £9 million, with the option to buy him permanently for £14 million next summer. Tonali, who was labeled "one of the most promising young talents in international football" by CEO Ivan Gazidis this week, is often compared to club legend Andrea Pirlo. In fact, Andrea Pirlo believes Sandro Tonali is "the most promising" midfielder in Italy but doesn't feel the 20-year old is the heir to his throne. Milan, meanwhile, have decided to hand the number eight jersey to the youngster - a num...
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Signs New One-year AC Milan Deal
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Signs New One-year AC Milan Deal

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has signed a one-year contract extension with AC Milan. The 38-year-old Swedish forward scored 11 goals in all competitions after returning to Milan in January. Ibrahimovic, who first signed for the club in 2010 and won a Serie A title that season, resumed pre-season training with his team-mates on Monday. He previously featured for Serie A rivals Juventus and Inter and played for Paris St-Germain, Manchester United and LA Galaxy between his Milan spells.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Trolls England Football Fans In Most Brutal Way Possible
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Trolls England Football Fans In Most Brutal Way Possible

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has trolled England fans on holiday by reenacting his famous strike from Sweden's 4-2 win back in 2012. Both sides met at the Friends Arena eight years ago and Ibrahimovic score every goal as his side ran out comfortable winners. Ibrahimovic dominated the game and his standout goal was an overhead kick from 30 yards out that left Joe Hart stranded. The 38-year-old remembers the goal fondly and he recreated it while on holiday and captioned a tweet: "God Save the queen." He would win the Puskas Award that year for his remarkable athleticism and he left England stunned with the piece of skill. Then manager Roy Hodgson remarked the former Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain man's effort was a 'work of art.' He said per Goal, "The fourth goal was...
Clarence Seedorf Predicts Champions League Clash Between Man City  and Real Madrid
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Clarence Seedorf Predicts Champions League Clash Between Man City and Real Madrid

AC Milan legend, Clarence Seedorf, has predicted that it would be ‘tough’ for Real Madrid to overturn their Champions League round of 16 first-leg defeat against Manchester City when both sides clash in the second-leg at Etihad Stadium on Friday night. Seedorf, a former Real Madrid player, also believes that nothing is impossible in football, adding that he expects Man City to prove a point after their ‘average season’ in the Premier League that saw Pep Guardiola’s men lose the English top-flight league title to Liverpool. Real Madrid lost 2-1 to Man City in the first-leg at the Santiago Bernabeu back in February. “I think when Zidane came [back], he got that chemistry back in place and after corona, I think Madrid came out solid when Barcelona came out a bit segregated,” See...
Chelsea Confirm Deal for 25-year-old Midfielder
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Chelsea Confirm Deal for 25-year-old Midfielder

Chelsea has confirmed that their 25-year-old midfielder, Mario Pasalic has joined Serie A side, Atalanta on a permanent deal. The Blues disclosed this in a statement via their official website on Monday. The statement read: “Atalanta has today exercised their option to sign Mario Pasalic on a permanent deal. The midfielder is currently spending his second year on loan at the Italian side and will now join them permanently ahead of next season.” Pasalic joined Chelsea in 2014 from Hajduk Split in his native Croatia. After signing for Chelsea, Pasalic’s first loan was to Elche in Spain. Pasalic subsequently spent seasons on loan at Monaco, AC Milan and Spartak Moscow. He has represented the Croatian senior side 12 times, most recently in...
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​Roma, AC Milan keen on Burnley midfielder Hendrick

Roma and AC Milan are showing a keen interest in signing Jeff Hendrick from Burnley. Calciomercato.com reports the two Italian giants are keen on the player who is out of contract this summer. Hendrick is likely to depart the Turf Moor club on a free transfer. The Republic of Ireland international may still renew with Burnley, but if he does move then Italy is the most likely destination. The player only wants £1.8million-per-year, which appeals to both cash strapped Italian clubs. It is unclear if there is any interest from Premier League teams in Hendrick
AC Milan winger Castillejo robbed at gun point
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AC Milan winger Castillejo robbed at gun point

The 25-year-old took to Instagram to report that he had just been robbed by two men who took his watch AC Milan winger Samu Castillejo says he was robbed at gunpoint on Tuesday. The 25-year-old posted in an Instagram story that he was the victim of an armed robbery, with reports in Italy saying he stopped at a traffic light in his car when two men approached him and took his watch. "Is everything fine in Milan? Two guys have robbed me while pointing a gun at my face," he wrote.
Chelsea, Bayern Munich eyeing Hearts fullback Aaron Hickey
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Chelsea, Bayern Munich eyeing Hearts fullback Aaron Hickey

The race for Hearts fullback Aaron Hickey is heating up. The Daily Mail says Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich have joined the list of clubs pursuing Hearts defender Hickey. Chelsea, Lazio and Celtic are also interested in the highly-rated Tynecastle left-back, who turns 18 on Wednesday. Manchester City, Crystal Palace and AC Milan have been linked with the teenager as well. Hearts have yet to receive a formal offer for the talented teenager. But a number of major clubs from across Europe are now monitoring the Scotland youth international's situation as the Gorgie outfit face up to relegation from the top flight.
AC Milan and PSG eyeing off number of eachother’s players
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AC Milan and PSG eyeing off number of eachother’s players

AC Milan and PSG are eyeing a number of eachother's players. Incoming Milan coach Ralf Rangnick has recommended several PSG youngsters to the Rossonero, says Tuttosport. PSG defender Tanguy Kouassi tops his list, while fellow teenage defender Thimothée Pembele and striker Arnaud Kalimuendo are also interested. Meanwhile, PSG are looking at three senior players from Milan. Gigio Donnarumma, Ismael Bennacer and Lucas Paqueta are all on PSG's radar.
AC Milan midfielder Bennacer insists no Arsenal regrets: They didn’t want me
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AC Milan midfielder Bennacer insists no Arsenal regrets: They didn’t want me

AC Milan midfielder Ismael Bennacer has spoken of his frustration at Arsenal. Bennacer left the Gunners for Empoli in 2017 for €1m. “I arrived in England in July 2015, then stayed in a hotel for the first two months because I didn't want to live with a family I didn't know," he told La Gazzetta dello Sport magazine Sportweek. “I was 17 years old and couldn't live on my own, so my sister came to live with me, then the girl I'd been dating since school who in England would go on to become my wife. “Finally, in September, I got some time on the pitch, but I was thrown on after two other injuries against Sheffield, played wide left in a trident attack, which I had never done before. I felt incredible pressure and wasn't sure what was going on. “I never played again after that, b...
Manchester City to challenge PSG for AC Milan’s Bennacer
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Manchester City to challenge PSG for AC Milan’s Bennacer

AC Milan midfielder Ismael Bennacer has caught the attention of Manchester City. The reigning Premier League champions are ready to battle PSG for his services. According to Foot Mercato, Pep Guardiola is a fan of the Algeria international, and he sees him as an option to boost his midfield after his impressive debut campaign at Milan. They face stiff competition from French champions PSG who saw their €30 bid rejected for the 22-year-old midfielder who is under contract until 2024
Barcelona Goalkeeper Neto Interesting Arsenal
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Barcelona Goalkeeper Neto Interesting Arsenal

Barcelona goalkeeper Neto is interesting Arsenal. The Daily Express says Arsenal are looking to sign Neto as back-up for Bernd Leno. Reports in Spain suggest the Catalan giants are ready to offload the Brazilian, who has been limited to a handful of appearances as Marc-Andre ter Stegen's understudy. Neto has a contract until 2022 but Arsenal could pick up the 30-year-old for a cut-price fee. Atletico Madrid, Sevilla and AC Milan are also in the hunt.
‘Gattuso broke my tooth’ – Stephen Appiah calls ex-AC Milan midfielder his toughest opponent
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‘Gattuso broke my tooth’ – Stephen Appiah calls ex-AC Milan midfielder his toughest opponent

The Italian midfielder was renowned for his aggressive behaviour on the pitch Former Juventus midfielder Stephen Appiah has mentioned ex-AC Milan star Gennaro Gattuso as the toughest opponent he has come up against. The 42-year old Italian, now manager of Napoli, was widely known for his aggressive and brash approach to games involving very heavy tackles and scuffles with other players on the pitch. This made him popularly referred to as Ringhio which meant snarl.
Balotelli’s training habits a ‘disgrace’, says former Liverpool striker Lambert
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Balotelli’s training habits a ‘disgrace’, says former Liverpool striker Lambert

The ex-Anfield attacker admitted that he was frustrated that his former team-mate was frequently chosen ahead of him Rickie Lambert has labelled Mario Balotelli's training habits a "disgrace", while admitting his frustration that the Italian started ahead of him at Liverpool. The two were team-mates at Anfield in 2014-15 after Lambert joined his boyhood club from Southampton. That same summer, Balotelli came to Liverpool in a shock move from AC Milan, with the two tasked with replacing the goal production of Barcelona-bound Luis Suarez.
Ghana coach Akonnor to consult GFA over Kevin-Prince Boateng return
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Ghana coach Akonnor to consult GFA over Kevin-Prince Boateng return

The Black Stars coach sheds light on the German-born's international future Ghana coach CK Akonnor has revealed he would have to consult the Football Association (GFA) about a potential call-up for Besiktas attacker Kevin-Prince Boateng. The former Barcelona and AC Milan man has been out of the West Africans' set-up since copping an indefinite suspension during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. He was punished for insulting then head coach James Kwasi Appiah and has been asked to render a public apology before being considered for national team selection again.
AC Milan confirm zero positive tests for coronavirus
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AC Milan confirm zero positive tests for coronavirus

Following some confusion, the Italian giants have clarified that no players or coaches have returned a positive test for the disease AC Milan have confirmed that no first-team player or member of the technical staff has tested positive for Covid-19. There had been some confusion over the prospect of more cases of coronavirus at the Serie A club following comments from president Paolo Scaroni, who referred to "some infected players" in a recent teleconference. "We have some infected players in the recovery phase," Scaroni had explained.
Ancelotti’s calmness helping Everton players through coronavirus lockdown, says Mina
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Ancelotti’s calmness helping Everton players through coronavirus lockdown, says Mina

The former AC Milan, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich manager is an experienced man manager and is proving to be a helpful presence for his squad Carlo Ancelotti’s calm nature is helping Everton’s players through coronavirus lockdown, according to defender Yerry Mina. The squad have been keeping regular contact with both Ancelotti and his son, assistant manager Davide, while they have been kept apart during the crisis. With the Premier League’s ‘Project Restart’ set to face scrutiny in the coming days, the Toffees could soon be back at their Finch Farm training base, with Mina eager to continue his education under the experienced Italian.
Watching Thibaut? Real Madrid in Raiola talks for AC Milan keeper Donnarumma
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Watching Thibaut? Real Madrid in Raiola talks for AC Milan keeper Donnarumma

Thibaut Courtois' future at Real Madrid is again in doubt. In Italy, it's claimed Real are working the Serie A transfer market to find a new goalkeeper. Sportmediaset says Real are eyeing Juventus keeper Wojciech Szczesny - though the player they're prioritising is AC Milan's Gigio Donnarumma. Real president Florentino Perez is in talks with Donnarumma's agent, Mino Raiola, about bringing the Italy international to Madrid for next season. Florentino knows Donnarumma has refused to consider new contract talks with Milan. His current deal expires in 2021. Just last month, Raiola revealed: "My relations with Real Madrid are very good. I am in contact with José Angel (Sanchez, managing director) and I like to chat with him about football or about FIFA because his opinion interests ...
AC Milan willing to bid big for Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira
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AC Milan willing to bid big for Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira

AC Milan are willing to bid big for Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira. Milan are lining up a fresh £35m swoop for Torreira after they failed in their bid to bring him back to Italy last summer. The Uruguayan midfielder, 24, was on the radar of the Serie A giants last summer but failed to move - instead staying at the Gunners. But AC Milan are still confident in landing their man at the second attempt. Corriere dello Sport says Torreira is keen to head back to Italy with his agent "sending positive signals" to Milan chiefs.
Inter Milan hero Materazzi: Balotelli is number one, he’s a great guy
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Inter Milan hero Materazzi: Balotelli is number one, he’s a great guy

Inter Milan Treble winner Marco Materazzi won't hear criticism of Mario Balotelli. The Brescia striker began his career alongside Materazzi at Inter. Materazzi said of Balotelli in a Q&A: "Mario is number one, he's a great guy. "It's that sometimes I had to give something to him, once he arrived with AC Milan socks on and I cut them all up. Once with Barcelona he went crazy and I, well, I told him that I'd beat him. But I love him too much. "Mario is not a bad guy, he is a good guy, a big boy."
Ex-AC Milan chief Mirabelli: Rakitic deal so close; I learned so much
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Ex-AC Milan chief Mirabelli: Rakitic deal so close; I learned so much

Former AC Milan chief Massimiliano Mirabelli has revealed how close he came to signing Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic. At the time, Rakitic was in talks over a new deal at Camp Nou. Mirabelli told calciomercato.com: "I will reveal something that I have never told anyone before. "When I worked for Milan, I went to Barcelona to try and sign Ivan Rakitic. He was negotiating a new contract with Barça and I was hoping he would listen to other offers for his future. "We got to his place and from the garage a lift took us up to his house. He was excited, he told me that if he didn't renew with Barcelona, he would seriously have considered our offer. "That chat marked me. I met a champion who had nothing other than football in his head. His daily life is built around his sporting...
Ex-AC Milan president Yonghong Li blasts Elliott and Singer: Fans deserve better!
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Ex-AC Milan president Yonghong Li blasts Elliott and Singer: Fans deserve better!

Former AC Milan president Yonghong Li has slammed the running of the club by Elliott Management. Li was controversially forced out of the club by Elliott in July 2018. The businessman is no fan of how the Rossoneri have since been run, declaring on social media: “This is not good. "Why did he wait all this time to supposedly start caring for the team?" he declared, referring to Elliott boss Gordon Singer. “It should be treated with passion, not as an emotionless investment. Look at Singer's track record. The club deserves better."
AC Milan hero Kaka: I’ll take Messi over machine Ronaldo
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AC Milan hero Kaka: I’ll take Messi over machine Ronaldo

AC Milan hero Kaka admits he rates Barcelona star Leo Messi ahead of Juventus ace Cristiano Ronaldo. Kaka played with Ronaldo at Real Madrid. But he said in a Q&A: “I played with Cristiano and he's really amazing, but I'll go with Messi. “He's a genius, a pure talent. The way he plays is incredible. “Cristiano is a machine. It's not just the way he's strong, powerful and fast; he's strong mentally. “He always wants to win and play. To be the best. For me, that's the most incredible thing he has. “In the history of sport, they [Messi and Cristiano] are definitely in the top five. We are very lucky to have been able to see both of them."
“Sex With Alessandro Ruined My Knees” – Former Miss Italy, Martina Colombari, On AC Milan Footballer
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“Sex With Alessandro Ruined My Knees” – Former Miss Italy, Martina Colombari, On AC Milan Footballer

Former Miss Italy winner Martina Colombari has revealed bedroom antics with AC Milan legend Alessandro Costacurta has had a big impact on her health. The 44-year-old has opened up about her sex life with her husband, as she declared that she suffers from knee injuries as a result of their shenanigans. In an interview with Italian news outlet Il Giorno, Colombari revealed the damage the sex has caused to her. She said: “Sex with Alessandro ruined my knees. I’m done with pointed knees.” Colombari and Costacurta tied the knot in 2004, with the pair’s son Achille born that same year.
Aston Villa Goalkeeper, Pepe Reina Opens up About his Terrifying Experience with Severe Coronavirus Symptoms
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Aston Villa Goalkeeper, Pepe Reina Opens up About his Terrifying Experience with Severe Coronavirus Symptoms

Aston Villa goalkeeper, Pepe Reina has opened up about his terrifying experience after he was struck with severe Coronavirus symptoms that left him struggling to breathe at one point. The Spaniard, who is on loan from AC Milan revealed earlier this month that he believes he contracted the disease after displaying some symptoms. Speaking about his terrifying experience of COVID-19, the 37-year-old former Liverpool star told Corriere dello Sport: 'I am winning the battle against coronavirus only now,' he told the Italian publication. 'The most difficult moment was when I could no longer breathe, the 25 minutes I ran out of oxygen. It was the worst moments of my life. 'I don't miss the company as it's me, my wife Yolanda, five children and two in-laws. The house is big and lon...
Ronaldinho Celebrates His 40th Birthday In Jail
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Ronaldinho Celebrates His 40th Birthday In Jail

Ronaldinho spent his time on the pitch dodging defenders and his post-football career evading the law. But the Brazilian superstar will spend his 40th birthday in a Paraguayan prison today with the biggest challenge of his life threatening to shackle him to a six-month jail sentence. The former PSG, Barcelona and Milan playmaker won the 2005 Ballon D'Or, the 2002 World Cup – after beating David Seaman with a famous free-kick – and the 2006 Champions League final against Arsenal. He is arguably among the three best Brazilian players to follow Pele along with Ronaldo and Neymar. But Ronaldinho was the undisputed best at Samba-style partying. His lawyer Adolfo Marín claimed: “He could have entered Paraguay with his Brazilian papers. He thought he had received special Paraguaya...
Ibrahimovic launches fundraisers to help fight coronavirus pandemic
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Ibrahimovic launches fundraisers to help fight coronavirus pandemic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has launched a fundraiser to help fight coronavirus and has called on fellow footballers to help "kick this virus away". The AC Milan striker plays in Italy, the country so far worst affected by the pandemic other than China. It appears Ibrahimovic has made two 50,000 euro (£46,054) donations. "Italy has always given me so much and, in this dramatic moment, I want to give back even more to this country that I love," Ibrahimovic said on Instagram. "I count on the generosity of my colleagues, of all professional athletes and of those who want to make a small or large donation according to their possibilities, to kick this virus away. "Together we can really help hospitals and doctors and nurses who selflessly work every day to save our lives. Because today...
Asmir Begovic opens up on Italy’s ‘nightmare’ lockdown amid battle to stop spread of coronavirus
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Asmir Begovic opens up on Italy’s ‘nightmare’ lockdown amid battle to stop spread of coronavirus

AC Milan's on-loan goalkeeper Asmir Begovic has painted a scary picture about what life is like in Italy amid the coronavirus outbreak. Milan is in total lockdown at the moment as authorities desperately attempt to prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus, which has killed over 1,800 people in the country so far. Milan is situated in the worst affected region of the worst-hit country in Europe, and Begovic has compared the current lockdown to a scene from a movie. 'It's a total lockdown,' the 32-year-old, who is still on Bournemouth's books, told the Mirror. 'The streets are deserted. The only thing open are supermarkets. You can get a little bit of food and then it's straight back to your home. It's crazy. 'It's a big city, I live in the city and you think it's a movi...
Juventus Squad Against AC Milan Released
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Juventus Squad Against AC Milan Released

Juventus have released their squad to face AC Milan in the Coppa Italian semi-final first leg tie on Thursday night. Maurizio Sarri’s side announced a 21-man squad to tackle the Rossoneri at San Siro through their official website on Wednesday night. The Serie A champions head to the game following a 2-1 defeat to Verona in their last fixture. Juventus squad against AC Milan: Danilo, Matuidi, Cuadrado, Bonucci, Higuain, Rugani, Rabiot, Bentancur, Pinsoglio, Olivieri, Coccolo, Wesley, Buffon, Szczesny, De Sciglio, De Ligt, Pjanic, Ronaldo, Ramsey, Dybala and Alex Sandro. The match kick-off time is 8:45pm.
Victor Moses Explains Why Napoli Defeated Inter Milan
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Victor Moses Explains Why Napoli Defeated Inter Milan

Inter Milan winger ,Victor Moses, has revealed why his side was beaten 1-0 by Napoli in the Coppa Italia semi-final first leg encounter on Wednesday night at the San Siro. Napoli defeated Inter Milan, thanks to Fabian Ruiz Pena’s second-half strike. But Moses believes Antonio Conte’s men were tired during the match following their 3-2 victory over AC Milan in Serie A on Sunday. “We were kind of tired after the match against AC Milan on Sunday,” Moses told Inter TV after the match. “We are upset at the outcome, but Inter needs to start winning again in our next match and look forward. “We will try to improve against Lazio in our next fixture and do our best, but we are disappointed with today’s result. “Football in Italy is so tactical, we have a fantastic manager [Con...
Inter Milan Coach Antonio Conte Praises Victor Moses & Explains Why He’s Settled In Faster Than Christian Eriksen
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Inter Milan Coach Antonio Conte Praises Victor Moses & Explains Why He’s Settled In Faster Than Christian Eriksen

Former Juventus and Chelsea coach Antonio has hailed Chelsea loanee Victor Moses, praising him for settling quickly into his new club. Moses left Fenerbahce of Turkey to join Intermilan in January and provided an assist during Inter Milan’s 4-2 win over AC Milan on Sunday and Conte believes Moses has settled into life at the Nerazzurri because he worked with him for two seasons at Chelsea while Eriksen had issues at Tottenham before joining Inter-Milan. Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte praises Victor Moses & explains why he “Both Ashley Young and Victor Moses, because they are wing-backs, don’t need quite so much guidance in training. Plus Moses already played with me at Chelsea,” Conte told Sky Sport Italia. “For midfielders, it’s more complicated, as I always ask somet...