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Stephan El Shaarawy has made 12 appearances for Ac.Milan so far in this season which has already seen 16 matches being played; the young Italian forward has struggled trying to score goals for Ac.Milan in this season and rumors started to pop around claiming that Sephan El Shaarawy had an unclear future as Ac.Milan could be thinking about selling him in order to sign another player but the coach has stepped up and denied all of those transfer rumors.
Filippo Inzaghi has revealed to the media and the public that Stephan the future of El Shaarawy is with Ac.Milan as he is one of the best players in the team and his future is assured with them.
“I can answer for him: his future is with AC Milan. Stephan is our flagship, one of our best players and his future is with us. He is trusted by us and by the president. He has been injured, but he is doing well. We all expect a lot from him. The new year will be the year of El Shaarawy.” Ac.Milan’s Filippo Inzaghi told reporters.
The 22 year old Italian forward has expressed his desire to remain with Ac.Milan for the future on a long term basis as he also displayed how big and important it has been for him to be playing for Ac.Milan on his 4th year.
“I have been lucky enough to wear the Milan jersey from the age of 18. It was always a dream for me, a dream come true. This is my fourth year at Milan and I have had some great times and troubled times. I hope to give a lot more to Milan and to Italian football.” Stephan El Shaarawy said.
There are a number of offensive players that Filippo Inzaghi is expected to sign in the January transfer window but even with all of the players in his wish-list, Stephan El Shaarawy still seems to be playing an important role in the plans of the Italian coach.12.26.14
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AC Milan has also emerged out as one of the clubs which want to have the services of Sami Khedira next season.
The German playmaker would be out of contract at the end of this season at Santiago Bernabeu and the clubs would not have to spend any money to sign him during the transfer window ahead of the 2015-16 Season.
Khedira is almost certain to be going to move from Madrid. People close to him say that he is not interested at all in putting pen on a new deal with the Whites.
The two clubs which have been in the race for Khedira for long are Chelsea and their Premier League rivals Arsenal.
Now, with AC Milan joining in, it has become an interesting situation. Khedira has to make a decision now whether he wants to go to UK or he wants to join Milan which is clearly not as strong a team today as it was probably 4-5 years back.
It’s a fantastic opportunity for Milan to grab an impact player like Khedira without any transfer fee.
The Rossoneri are trying to bring back their lost glory and for that, they are in desperate need of some impact players.
Khedira had signed for Madrid ahead of the 2010-11 Season and in the first 3 seasons there; he got more than 120 games collectively. He remained a key part of the Blancos midfield in every competition, but, during the previous season, he started getting sidelines and this season too, he has not featured much.
In total, Khedira has played 150 games for Madrid so far and has fired in 9 goals.
Khedira was also a member of the German squad that became the World Champion earlier this year in Brazil.11.28.14
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Former AC Milan midfielder Demetrio Albertini says that it is about time that the club considered signing top players in the market. He has said that players like Michael Essien and Philippe Mexes should be sold in the January in order to make way for Sami Khedira. Essien was brought from Chelsea on a free transfer last January, while former Roma star Philippe Mexes has struggled to live up to his billing in the last few years. Apart from costing money in the form of wages, these players are also not contributing enough on the pitch according to Albertini.
Sami Khedira has proven to be a top player in the last five years. He is widely believed to be on the verge of leaving Real Madrid on a free transfer. The World Cup winner has only a few months left on his contract and negotiations have hit an impasse. Even though a number of clubs are reportedly looking at Khedira, Albertini believes that the prospect of regular football at a prestigious club like Milan will make things easy for the Rossoneri. Milan only recently brought in players like Fernando Torres, which has significantly boosted the strength on the pitch.
It is rumoured that Madrid would consider selling Khedira in January rather than allow him to leave on a free transfer. “Milan could carry out a series of releases – naturally or immediately, because some big contracts are expiring – so that they could focus all of their economic power on this deal. Khedira would represent a serious and solid investment, capable of resolving most of the structural problems of a team that can and should still be considered a work in progress. He’s a true champion. He’s experienced and thus able to take on the important responsibilities of every position in midfield,” said Albertini.10.3.14
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Former Chelsea striker Fernando Torres says that the rumours that he fell out with manager Jose Mourinho are completely untrue because he learned a lot from the Portuguese manager. Torres played for one season under Mourinho. During the last three years at Chelsea, the Spanish international has been playing under several managers like Roberto di Matteo, Andre Villas-Boas, Carlo Ancelotti, and Rafa Benitez. All of them have tried to revive his career at Stamford Bridge only to end up losing their jobs. Mourinho appears to have won the battle after signing Diego Costa in the summer to replace Torres.
Last season, Mourinho suggested on several occasions that he did not have a proper striker in the ranks and it seemed like an indirect criticism of Torres. The 30-year-old was one of the most feared strikers before his move to Chelsea. His record at Liverpool was imperious after having scored almost one goal per game. Even though he played only one season under Mourinho and won no major title, Torres says that he is extremely happy to have learnt a lot from him. Mourinho is regarded as one of the greatest managers in world football. He is the only manage to have one league title in four different countries.
“I had a professional relationship with him. I learned so much. When I told him that I was going to Milan he wished me good luck, and he told me about the passion for football that is here. I wish him all the best, as he has done with me,” said Torres after the move to Milan. “Fernando is an incredible champion. He has won everything there is possible to win. Fernando began his career in Madrid, and even then it was clear that he was something special,” said Milan Chief executive Adriano Galliani.