MILAN NEWS

Milan and Italy legend Paolo Maldini admits the state of modern defending “bothers me”.
Paolo Maldini confirms Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma reminds him of Gigi Buffon - “he has something that you see immediately”.
Paolo Maldini isn’t sure he’ll return to Milan as “they see me as a problem sometimes”.
Reports in the USA say an American hedge fund is providing €253m of the money needed to buy Milan.
Christian Abbiati says Gigio Donnarumma “has everything” to be Gianluigi Buffon’s heir but “he can improve with his feet”.
Documents have reportedly been passed to the Bank of Italy to verify the origin of the funds being used in the takeover of Milan.
Milan Coach Vincenzo Montella complained Juventus players aren’t booked for surrounding referees, according to reports.
Milan’s board of directors have ratified an associates’ meeting on April 14, which will confirm the club’s takeover.
Aleix Vidal has been linked with Inter and Milan, but his agent promises “he has no intention” of leaving Barcelona.
Milan Coach Vincenzo Montella credits his predecessor, Sinisa Mihajlovic, for Gianluigi Donnarumma’s development.
Former Italy goalkeeper Francesco Toldo insists Gianluigi Donnarumma will only get Azzurri chance 'when Gianluigi Buffon decides to quit'.
Leonardo Bonucci is one of the only veterans as Italy test a very young 3-5-2 formation against the Netherlands on Tuesday.
Lorenzo Insigne has fond memories of Italy facing the Netherlands in Euro 2000 and names the teammates he’d like to travel with.
Daniele Rugani looks forward to starting for Italy in the Netherlands, but accepts “the journey I must make at Juventus to become a big player.”
Alessio Romagnoli can’t wait for Italy to face the Netherlands on Tuesday and backs Giampiero Ventura’s call to bring next season forward.
Alessio Romagnoli denies that Milan trashed the Juventus Stadium locker room after their defeat. “None of it really happened.”
Italy are planning to use the 3-5-2 system in Tuesday’s friendly against the Netherlands, starting Gianluigi Donnarumma, Alessio Romagnoli and Daniele Rugani.
Milan man Gerard Deulofeu admits early career comparisons with Lionel Messi at Barcelona proved to be “more detrimental than beneficial.”
The closing is set for April 14 with new US funds via Luxembourg, but Milan are expected to retain Silvio Berlusconi as Honorary President.
Andrea Pirlo is impressed with the “quality generation” of Italy players coming through, including Marco Verratti, but “Gigi Buffon is still the best.”