MILAN: ORIGI TO MISS LEAGUE OPENER

Belgian striker Divock Origi is set to miss the first league game of the season due to injury. The former Lille and Liverpool star has endured a frustrating start to life at AC Milan on the back of his transfer this summer. Origi ended his eight-year spell at Liverpool this summer. He left the club at the end of his contract thus paving the way for him to sign for AC Milan as a free agent.

Milan will face fellow Italian side Venezia in a pre-season friendly game without new signing Origi in their squad due to injury.The Belgian international is the only major absentee for manager Pioli ahead of the friendly with Venezia who are in the Italian Serie B after they were relegated from the Italian Serie A at the end of last season. Continue reading “MILAN: ORIGI TO MISS LEAGUE OPENER”

                      MANCHESTER UNITED IN TRANSFER TUSSLE TO SIGN ASENSIO

Manchester United will reportedly rival AC Milan in the race to sign Marco Asensio from Real Madrid in the summer transfer window. According to a report by Spanish outlet Fichajes, Marco Asensio is the subject of interest from Manchester United over a possible move in the summer transfer window. The Real Madrid forward is also a target for AC Milan and could depart from the Santiago Bernabeu ahead of the 2022/23 season.


Marco Asensio has always had to fight for his spot in the Real Madrid first-team setup while showcasing his credentials to be a pivotal figure for Los Blancos. But consistency has been the big issue for the Spaniard during his stint with Real Madrid, which he addressed greatly in the 2021/22 season. Continue reading ”                      MANCHESTER UNITED IN TRANSFER TUSSLE TO SIGN ASENSIO”

                          NEWCASTLE TO PUSH FOR AC MILAN TARGET SIGNING

Newcastle United will make another attempt to sign Lille defender Sven Botman this summer, despite interest from Italian giants, AC Milan. Botman was highly courted by Newcastle in January but the Magpies couldn’t get a deal over the line. Since then, Milan have upped their interest in Botman and it’s been claimed a move to the Serie A club is a likely outcome.

However, The Times has now reported that Newcastle still see Botman as their ideal signing. According to the report from The Times, PIF will look to go again for Botman in the hope of convincing him that the Premier League, and not Serie A, is the place for him to be. Labelled as ‘super talented’ by Duncan Castles previously, Botman is one of the most sought-after young defenders in Europe. He was instrumental in helping Lille win the French league ahead of PSG, and has admirers at other clubs, such as Liverpool. Continue reading ”                          NEWCASTLE TO PUSH FOR AC MILAN TARGET SIGNING”

NAPOLI CLOSE GAP ON LEADERS INTER

Napoli have moved within one point of leaders Inter Milan in the Italian Serie A ahead of their meeting on Saturday after they saw off lowly Venezia on the road. Napoli sealed a third straight win in the league on Sunday thanks to the 2-0 away win over Venezia who secured promotion to the Italian Serie A at the end of last season.

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The Luciano Spalletti-led Napoli team knew that a win over Venezia will take them above AC Milan into second place and within one point of the Nerazzurion the Serie A log and they were able to achieve the win. They didn’t confirm the win until the tenth minute of added time at the end of 90 minutes.
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MILAN ON TWO-MATCH LOSING RUN

AC Milan have hit a bad run of form at the crucial time of the season after they lost back-to-back games in the Italian Serie A thanks to the disappointing home defeat to Sassuolo on Sunday.The seven-time European champions finished last season’s Italian Serie A campaign in second place behind city rivals Inter Milan and expectations are high amongst the fans as a result if the Milan fans hoping for their team to go better by winning the league title this season.

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Italian tactician Antonio Conte masterminded the league title triumph at Inter Milan last season and his exit plus the sale of star striker RomeluLukaku to Chelsea this summer gave the other top teams a big boost for this season. The two major departures at Inter Milan boosted other top sides like AC Milan, AS Roma, Napoli and Juventusin the title race.
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CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: MILAN MAINTAIN BOTTOM SPOT

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AC Milan have maintained bottom spot in Group B of this season’s Champions League after they lost 2-1 at home to Spanish champions Atletico Madrid in their second game in the group.

 

Liverpool were the first opponents for AC Milan in Group B and the Italians pushed the Reds all the way before they eventually succumbed to a 3-2 defeat. Reds skipper Jordan Henderson scored the all-important third goal in the second half to hand the three points on offer to his team. The result meant that AC Milan were the only team to suffer defeat after the first round of games in Group B and the Rossoneritook the bottom spot as a result. Continue reading “CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: MILAN MAINTAIN BOTTOM SPOT”

HOW WELL HAVE MILAN FARED IN THIS TRANSFER WINDOW?

The Italian Serie A season is about to start this weekend and there’s a lot of reasons to be excited. There have been new faces added to some of the league’s biggest clubs in terms of players and managers and there is a huge expectation that the league would be very competitive this season. Inter Milan were crowned the champions of last season after their brilliant performances in that campaign but it does not look likely that they will be retaining the league crown this season, especially with Juventus, AC Milan, Napoli, AZ Roma, and others making sure that they handle their businesses in a summer that has been full of business activities.

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Inter were deserving of their league crown last season and one of the reasons for their success was the fine transactions they handled the summer before last season. It looks like their rivals have learned from the champions and they have all been strengthening their squads this summer. AC Milan have particularly done some fine dealings this summer and many people now believe that they are a strong contender for the title.
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DAMSGAARD, A TRANSFER TARGET FOR MILAN

AC Milan are one of several teams interested in Sampdoria attacker MikkelDamsgaard who has been in sensational form at the Euro 2020 tournament. The 20-year-old has been one of the best young players at the tournament and he has played a key role in propelling his country to the quarterfinals.

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Corrieredello Sport reported on Monday that AC Milan want to sign Damsgaard this summer and that directors Ricky Massara and Paolo Maldini want to act quickly so that Milan will get their man ahead of the other teams interested in him. A lot of clubs from the German top flight and the Premier League are monitoring his development in the colours of the Denmark national team at the Euro 2020 tournament.
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MILAN JOIN THE RACE TO SIGN SPORTING LISBON MIDFIELDER

Portuguese club Sporting Lisbon have had a reputation of producing some fine talents in the last couple of years and they are still maintaining that tradition even in recent times. Not only do they have a talent factory of an academy they also have a very impressive transfer recruitment strategy that has seen them sign some huge talents in the past and a common example is their former midfielder, Bruno Fernandes.

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The Portuguese club signed Fernandes and transformed him into a much better midfield superstar before eventually selling him to English Premier League giants Manchester United. Even after losing their best player last year, they signed his replacement, another brilliant Portuguese midfielder, in the person of Pedro Goncalves.
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EUROPE’S BIG CLUBS EYEING TORINO STRIKER

The transfer window is not restricted to just incoming signings alone, outgoings are also expected, regardless of the club(s) involved. This is why both football players and clubs usually play a role in the arrivals and departures that happen in the market. As the forthcoming transfer window continues to draw nearer, both clubs and players will now be bracing themselves for possible future transfers that could take place.

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There are a number of transfer activities that are already being lined up, and more will still join the queue of pending business deals. According to reports, one of those business deals is one that could see striker Andrea Belotti leave current club Torino FC.
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