Milan plan to upgrade Romagnoli contract
AC Milan plan to upgrade the contract of Alessio Romagnoli. The 22-year-old defender's deal is on the agenda of incoming owners Sino-Europe. The Chinese are expected to complete their buyout of Milan next week and immediately go into new contract talks with several of their young players. Along with Romagnoli, also in negotiations over new deals are Suso and Gianluigi Donnarumma. According to TMW, the fullback will be handed a new deal and see his contract extended to 2022.
Milan want to sign Chelsea midfielder
AC Milan want to sign Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas this summer, according to reports in La Corriere dello Sport. The Spain international, who is contracted to the Blues until the end of June 2019, has not been a first-team starter under Antonio Conte so far this season. Fabregas has made 22 appearances during this season, scoring 4 goals. Note that Fabregas came through La Masia, Barcelona's youth academy, leaving at 16 when he was signed by English Premier League side Arsenal in September 2003.
Roberto Baggio celebrates his 50th birthday (video)
Italy legend Roberto Baggio is celebrating his 50th birthday today, February 18, 2016. Exactly 50 years ago one of the greatest attacking midfielders of Italian football history was born. Roberto Baggio's senior career started in 1982 and had the glorious continuation until 2004, when he decided to quit playing football. His club honors count for two Serie A titles, one Coppa Italia and one UEFA Cup, playing for Milan and Juventus. He also won Ballon D'Or in 1993. Even though the Divine Ponytail (nickname he got for his hairstyle and Buddhist beliefs) did not win any international titles with his national team, the ones witnessing his play will never forget the magic he was creating on pitch. Here are some quotes about Roberto Baggio. He's without doubt the most skillful number ten in the modern game, the archetypal playmaker, if you like, who can create chances and score goals. Brian Laudrup, 1995 Roberto Baggio was the best player I ever played against; he made football look very easy. Matthew Lw Tissier, 2012 The angels sing in his legs. Aldo Agroppi, 2011
Milan want to sign Moussa Sissoko
AC Milan are preparing a deal to take Tottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko to Serie A, according to Calciomercato. The France international has struggled to make an impact since his £30m summer move to White Hart Lane from Newcastle and could be looking for more regular game time elsewhere. Sissoko has made 23 appearances during this season. Note that Sissoko began his football career playing for local youth clubs in the Île-de-France region, such as Espérance Aulnay and AS Red Star 93.
Milan eye Real Madrid striker
AC Milan are eyeing Real Madrid attacker Karim Benzema. According to Calciomercato.it, Milan's imminent new owners Sino-Europe have identified the 29-year-old forward as a potential marquee signing for the summer market. Benzema has also been linked with Arsenal and PSG amid claims he will be sold at season's end. Nonetheless, the present Milan board believe they have an advantage thanks to their strong relationship with Real. The La Liga side, reportedly, are expected to seek €50 million to sell Benzema. The France international has made 27 appearances, scoring 12 goals during this season.
Top 10 Player–Rivals in Football
Football mostly builds good relationships, but sometimes it also creates an even greater rivalry between the players: We have identified 10 of the hottest conflicts between the players. Diego Costa- Laurent Koscielny Rivals since 2015 Actually, many players in the APL cannot stand the Spaniard, but he has a special rivalry with Laurent. During games with Arsenal, Costa always incites him by blowing or slapping on the face. The Frenchman was mad about it and said, “Costa’s aim is not playing, but rather making defenders crazy”. Costa’s poor behavior cost Arsenal a few points. After that, Laurent got mad and decided to take revenge. He finally accepted Costa’s rules. Hence, Laurent began hitting the opponent with feet and ignored Costa’s anger. The latter lost control over himself, and that resulted in Chelsea losing points. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrwZa0xp6wI
Milan want to sign Martin Caceres
AC Milan are moving to trump Crystal Palace for free agent Martin Caceres. Ex-Juventus fullback is in talks with the Premier-League club and was mooted to be taking a medical in London this week. Nevertheless, according to Sportitalia, Milan have made contact with a firm offer to Caceres' camp. The Uruguayan international has been offered €400,000 by Milan to the end of the season. Palace could yet swing the deal by offering Caceres a longer deal.
Gerard Deulofeu speaks of his time with Barcelona
AC Milan attacking midfielder Gerard Deulofeu has spoken of his time with Barcelona. The 22-year-old midfielder is on-loan at Milan from Everton this season. "When I saw Iniesta, Messi, Xavi, training, I knew they were the best in the world, they have incredible talent," said Deulofeu. "They win, and do it well. Although you can be lost, they always teach you to be perfect. And that's what I have learned." Asked where he'd like to play in Milan's midfield, he added: "I do not have any preference, I have to start with the starting line-up. Suso plays well, I can play anywhere. I like to play on the left although I usually do it on the right,".
Official: Alexandre Pato completes move to China
Villarreal striker Alexandre Pato has moved to Chinese Super League where he will represent Tianjin Quanjian. The Brazilian becomes the latest star to join the Chinese league, where he will play under Fabio Cannavaro's command. The financial details of the transfer are yet to be disclosed. Estou muito feliz de fazer parte dessa nova família Tianjin Quanjian. @fabiocannavaroofficial 👊🇨🇳🇧🇷🇮🇹 andiamo Mister! pic.twitter.com/lbRTfAcv0Z — PATO (@AlexandrePato) January 30, 2017
Joao Mario tries to convince Ronaldo to join him at Inter
Joao Mario is trying to convince his Portugal team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo to join him at Inter Milan. The 24-year-old joined Inter from Sporting Lisbon last summer, and hopes Ronaldo could leave Real Madrid to do the same. "Portugal have a lot of quality, but Cristiano Ronaldo is obviously our talisman, our most important player," he told the Inter website. "I am trying to talk him into joining me at Inter! Let's just say it is difficult! "He is not just a team-mate - he is also a friend, a good person and a born leader. He is a great guy who cares about everyone."