MILAN NEWS

Riccardo Montolivo welcomes “modern” Coach Vincenzo Montella and his style of football as Milan target a return to Europe.
As expected, Roma announced ex-Milan director Umberto Gandini is joining their staff to replace Italo Zanzi.
Torino director Gianluca Petrachi confirms Milan had offered Juraj Kucka in exchange for Daniele Baselli, but Sinisa Mihajlovic nixed the deal.
Mati Fernandez has a lesion to his right thigh muscle and the Milan midfielder will be out for at least two weeks.
Marco Fassone reportedly wants a new Milan sporting director by next week, with Massimiliano Mirabelli the favourite.
Milan striker Carlos Bacca assures he’s ready to play with “great player” Gianluca Lapadula.
Mati Fernandez arrives to join up with Milan, but can’t offer injury assurances - “I have to take the tests”.
Juan Mauri has followed his younger brother Jose out of Milan by joining Lega Pro side Paganese on a season-long loan.
Matias Fernandez could be facing a month out after the Milan midfielder reportedly tore his left hamstring while on international duty for Chile.
Umberto Gandini says Milan’s change of ownership and a “desire to grow” prompted his departure to Roma.
Gennaro Gattuso is hoping speculation linking Paolo Maldini and Demetrio Albertini with Milan returns bears fruition “because they’re needed”.
Former Milan and Barcelona star Ronaldinho has confirmed that he will retire from football next year and hinted at a future in music.
Mino Raiola says Paul Pogba is “where he wants to be”, Mario Balotelli needs to be “more like Zlatan” and Gianluigi Donnarumma can “become the best”.
Crystal Palace are expected to resume their bid for Genoa midfielder Tomas Rincon, facing competition from Inter and Roma.
Paolo Maldini is stunned by Silvio Berlusconi selling Milan, but warns “there’s really nothing” in his potential return to the club.
Milan tried to poach Fabio Paratici from Juventus, but he turned them down, so they look elsewhere for a sporting director.
Milan are looking for a new director of sport and the favourites are Daniele Pradè and Sean Sogliano.
Cristian Brocchi, Alessandro Birindelli, Alessio Tacchinardi and Antonino Asta are among those who passed their UEFA Pro coaching course.
Max Allegri is the highest-paid Coach in Serie A, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, but Napoli’s Maurizio Sarri ranks only seventh.
Marcello Lippi has confirmed that he was in talks to replace Sinisa Mihaljovic as Milan Coach last January, but “everything dried up”.