MILAN NEWS

Villarreal’s sporting director Pablo Ortells Balaguer praises Carlos Bacca and would not rule out signing him permanently from Milan.
Gennaro Gattuso says watching Milan teammate Andrea Pirlo made him want to “change profession”.
Andrea Pirlo could reportedly return to Juventus as an ambassador, or take a role with the Italy squad.
Mario Balotelli pays tribute to the retiring Andrea Pirlo, adding the former Italy midfielder could have played for ’10 more years.’
The world of football has paid tribute to Andrea Pirlo, after he announced his retirement earlier today.
Andrea Pirlo has officially confirmed his retirement from football, so Football Italia takes a look back at his best moments from his 116 Italy caps.
Andrea Pirlo has officially confirmed his retirement, having played his final match for New York City FC last night.
Andrea Pirlo played what seems certain to be the final match of his career, as New York City FC failed to overturn a first leg loss to Columbus Crew.
Beppe Marotta confirms Leonardo Bonucci pushed to leave Juventus for Milan - “any transfer is mainly due to the will of the player”.
Cristian Bucchi concedes it has been difficult to replace Eusebio Di Francesco at Sassuolo and “change an approach they’ve had for six years.”
Vincenzo Montella has “great belief” that Milan and their star names will “inevitably improve” after a victory away to Sassuolo.
Suso admits “it was a delicate moment for the Coach and for us,” as Milan won 2-0 at Sassuolo to keep Vincenzo Montella on the bench.
Alessio Romagnoli’s header and a trademark Suso left-foot curler gave Milan the victory at Sassuolo to save Vincenzo Montella’s job.
Antonio Conte replied to Milan rumours, but hit out at Chelsea and David Luiz after the 1-0 victory over Manchester United.
Milan director Massimiliano Mirabelli insists “Vincenzo Montella has our faith” and shrugged off questions about Antonio Conte.
Leonardo Bonucci warns “Milan need to win this evening” against Sassuolo and he must “give to Milan what I was able to give other teams.”
Sassuolo midfielder Simone Missiroli believes tonight’s clash with Milan “will be played more with the mind than the feet.”
Vincenzo Montella could well be sacked if Milan fail to beat Sassuolo tonight and he relies on Nikola Kalinic, Suso and Hakan Calhanoglu.
Mario Balotelli scored, received a red card and punched a dugout as Nice heat Dijon 1-0 in Ligue 1.
Milan are reportedly hopeful of securing the services of Antonio Conte as Head Coach from next summer.