MILAN NEWS

Stephan El Shaarawy and Riccardo Montolivo will be fit for Milan’s trip to Ajax, but Bojan Krkic is ruled out.
Delio Rossi warned Sampdoria “have to wake up now” and build their confidence after another 1-0 defeat to Milan.
Massimiliano Allegri was pleased with Milan’s victory and clean sheet against Sampdoria, revealing his half-time team talk.
Valter Birsa’s first goal in a Milan jersey was enough to beat Sampdoria 1-0 and take some of the heat off Max Allegri.
Assistant manager Mauro Tassotti concedes Milan have to beat Sampdoria tonight. “We cannot afford any more mistakes.”
The pressure is on both Milan and Sampdoria to end their negative streaks, as Robinho again leads the way.
Mario Balotelli is “thankful” to Roberto Mancini, though more for Inter than Manchester City, and explains his first penalty save.
Massimiliano Allegri has named his 19-man Milan squad for the match against Sampdoria on Saturday evening.
Bologna midfielder Panagiotis Kone is not worried by the 3-3 draw with Milan as his side prepare to face Roma this weekend.
Delio Rossi doesn’t think his Sampdoria side will be advantaged by the suspension of Mario Balotelli against Milan on Saturday.
The time has come for Milan to start winning, boss Massimiliano Allegri has said ahead of the game against Sampdoria.
Mario Balotelli has revealed he was hoping former Manchester City teammate Carlos Tevez would join him at Milan.
Stephan El Shaarawy says he is at the total tactical disposal of Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri. “I’ll play as the Trequartista if necessary.”
Mario Balotelli apologised to Milan and the referee for his ban, “but it’s not as if I killed someone.”
Mario Balotelli’s agent confirmed he will make a public apology on Milan Channel for his ban. “He knows he let everyone down.”
Diego Laxalt insists his goals against Milan were for Bologna and not Inter – the club who actually own his contract.
Valter Birsa is confident Milan teammate Alessandro Matri will soon start to ripple the net with regularity.
Former Milan stopper Alessandro Nesta thinks it’s too soon to write off the Diavolo despite their problematic start to the season.
Christian Abbiati insists Milan deserve more points than they are currently collecting in the Italian championship.
Ignazio Abate is struggling to understand why Milan needed his injury-time strike in the 3-3 draw at Bologna.