MANDZUKIC SET FOR MILAN SWITCH

Veteran striker Mario Mandzukic is closing in on a free transfer move to AC Milan who are the pacesetters in the Serie A. MarioMandzukic previously played in the Italian top flight for Juventus and he has made the decision to move to a familiar terrain (Italy) over the Premier League.


According to popular Italian transfer news platform Tuttomercatoweb, Mandzukic turned down some English clubs to move to AC Milan. It was revealed that the veteran Croatian striker opted for a move to AC Milan ahead of Premier League clubs Aston Villa and West Ham United.
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FOUR NAPOLI FIRST-TEAM PLAYERS COULD MISS MILAN CLASH

 

The international break is finally coming to an end and players will be looking forward to returning to their respective clubs and resume duties. Clubs and managers will be biting their fingers and hope their key players return to base free of injuries or covid-19.

Gennaro Gattuso and his Napoli side will soon start getting ready for their huge clash against table-toppers AC Milan, a match they must win if they want to close the already-established three-gap lead by a Zlatan Ibrahimovic-led side.
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MILAN TO PLAN JUVE UPSET

 

AC Milan would be looking to upset Juventus as they did Lazio in the last fixture. They were the visitors but that did not reflect in their impressive performance against the second-placed team in the Italian topflight. They were dominate with 58% ball possession, more shots on target and a penalty.


The 3-0 win over Lazio means Juve became seven points clear at the top – effectively gifting them yet another title. The Old Lady remains every dominant. Lazio were expected to see off Milan, but they fumbled spectacularly at StadioOlimpico. Since the league restarted, AC Milan have been getting good results, defeating AS Roma 2-0 then forcing a draw against SPAL before the huge Lazio victory.
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LIVERPOOL TO AVOID ANOTHER ACQUILANI ERROR

Premier League side Liverpool are hoping to avoid another Alberto Acquilani transfer error. The deal made the fans so hopeful of a top tier replacement following the exit of Xabi Alonso but the 17 million pounds deal ended poorly.


The current Liverpool squad is high performing, with a manager that supports the team and helps them succeed. There are reports that any of Sadio Mane, Mohammed Salah, etc could exit the squad soon. Well, Liverpool have historically struggled to land replacements usually until a few seasons and after several regrets. Acquilani’s case is one reminder.
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MAN UTD TRIGGER ONE YEAR EXTENSION FOR MATIC

Manchester United have triggered a one-year extension on the contract of Nemanja Matic. Thé Serbia international’s contract runs out at the end of the season. He has some performance related clauses in his contract that allows the club to trigger a one year extension. The Serbian international has met the requirements and he has been offered another year on his current deal. He won’t be a free agent at Old Trafford at the end of the season.


The Serbian midfielder has gone from zero to hero with his recent displays for Manchester United. He was condemned to the bench in the early part of the season.
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RODRIGUEZ FINALISE DEAL TO LEAVE AC MILAN

Switzerland international Ricardo Rodriguez is believed to have sealed his fate concerning a move from the San Siro. The defender put his house up for sale and is now waiting for the transfer window to open on New Year’s Day.


After spending much of the season out of favor with Pioli, the 27yearold decided to leave the Italian club to allow him have a chance to represent his country in next year’s Euros

Majority of national teams have made a habit of prioritizing active club involvement over status in choosing players to represent them at major tournaments. This has caused a lot of inactive bench warmers to consider all kinds of outlets to make sure they are in good shape once the time comes. Continue reading “RODRIGUEZ FINALISE DEAL TO LEAVE AC MILAN”

FOR BIG TEAMS, MODERN FOOTBALL IS GETTING DEPRESSIVE

The only thing constant in life is change yet no one likes change. Of course, people want their life to change for the better but are they willing to change their behaviours inorder to get that better life?

Also, except you are winning, much of life will suck but at least in one or two areas, things remain as they are and we don’t get to complain about them for if not anything, they serve as emotional runbacks. Something for the memory.

 

AC Milan used to colour Europe red and black. People loved and still reference the great days of Arrigo Sacchi, GenaroGattuso and Paolo Maldini.
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SERIE A 2019/2020 PREDICTIONS

The new season has begun in Italy and we can say from the two matchdays so far that it will be one of the tightest campaigns. Perennial champions Juventus have strengthened remarkably well but Inter Milan have made the most radical changes and Napoli have a solid unit.

Previewing the favourites, it is natural to begin from the current champions Juventus, the battle-tested Turin club. Boasting of Cristiano Ronaldo it is not surprising that Juventus is the bookies favourite to retain the title for the ninth consecutive year.
Last season was a walk in the park for Juventus as they were able to wrap the league title as early as March with the gap built against the chasing pack.
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AC MILANAFTER SEVILLA MIDFIELDER

Italian side AC Milan are reportedly after the transfer of Sevilla midfielder Ever Banega.

The Daily Mirror reports that the Milan have lined up Sevilla midfielder Ever Banega as a direct replacement for Chelsea loaneeTiemoueBakayoko. He is expected to return back to Chelsea after the Italian club decided against making his loan move permanent after falling out with former manager GennaroGattuso.
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Pep Guardiola dismisses the recent speculation linking him with Juventus

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has dismissed the recent speculation which has linked him with a possible move to Juventus at the end of the season. The Catalan tactician has enjoyed good success with the Citizens with a Premier League title already in his bag but there have been suggestions that he could pursue a fresh challenge with Juventus in the summer.

However, speaking in a press conference, Guardiola has clarified that simply won’t be the case and he is prepared to honour his Citizens contract, which expires in the summer of 2021. He added that the social media has played its part in influencing the speculation and rest assured, he won’t leave the Citizens in the near future unless they dismiss him from the helm.
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