MILAN NEWS

Ricardo Rodriguez’s free kick has given Milan a 1-0 first leg away victory over Craiova in the Europa League preliminary round.
Milan CEO Marco Fassone said it is “exciting to be back in Europe, as this is Milan’s home” with a Europa League qualifier at Craiova.
Follow the action as Milan make their return to the Europa League with tonight’s preliminary round trip to Romania and CS Universitatea Craiova.
Milan have summer signings Franck Kessie, Mateo Musacchio, Ricardo Rodriguez and Fabio Borini in the starting XI for their Europa League qualifier with Craiova.
Bayern Munich director Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says Milan target Renato Sanches can only leave on loan.
Andrea Pirlo doesn’t think Milan will challenge for the Scudetto this year, and says Juventus “are still the team to beat”.
The head of UEFA’s Financial Fair Play commission warns “Milan will not be an exception” to the rules.
Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon sees Milan as viable Scudetto contenders - “they’ve spent so much money…”
Milan face Craiova in the third qualifying round of the Europa League tonight, so what do we know about their opponents?
Milan are expected to start M’Baye Niang, Ricardo Rodriguez, Fabio Borini, Franck Kessie and Mateo Musacchio in the Europa League against Craiova.
Leonardo Bonucci and Lucas Biglia have not been registered by Milan because payment won’t arrive until August 11, confirmed Marco Fassone.
Milan CEO Marco Fassone warns “at this moment there are no negotiations” for Renato Sanches, but if Bayern Munich lower the asking price, “then we are here.”
The schedule for Serie A 2017-18 has thrown up some huge fixtures at crucial times during the season.
The first match of the 2017-18 Serie A season will be Juventus-Cagliari on August 19, while Roma-Inter is on Saturday August 26.
Vincenzo Montella warned Europa League preliminary round opponents Craiova “can be very dangerous if we don’t approach this the right way.”
The final weekend of Serie A could be a dramatic one, with Inter at Lazio, Milan vs Fiorentina and Gigi Buffon's last game.
The first two weeks of Serie A will see Borja Valero face Fiorentina and Luciano Spalletti return to Roma.
Juventus director Beppe Marotta said keeping Leonardo Bonucci “against his will would’ve been counter-productive” after the Milan transfer.
The opening round of the Serie A 2017-18 season has been drawn up, including Inter-Fiorentina, Crotone-Milan, Verona-Napoli and Atalanta-Roma.
Milan CEO Marco Fassone would not confirm or deny Diego Costa rumours, but said “one day we’ll reveal all” of the Gianluigi Donnarumma saga.