MILAN NEWS

Former Roma loanee Simon Kjaer could reject a return to Italy in favour of joining Manchester City, claim reports.
Milan and Juventus target Edin Dzeko has conceded that his future at Manchester City depends on whether the big-spending club sign another striker.
Milan are interested in Schalke defender Kyriakos Papadopoulos but face stiff competition from Real Madrid and Anzhi Makhachkala.
Reports in Italy suggest that Milan are struggling to negotiate a deal with Real Madrid due to two economic barriers.
Milan have pulled out of the planned friendly in Palermo on August 12 due to “scheduling problems.”
Gazprom have officially denied growing rumours they are prepared to invest €180m into Milan. “This story does not correspond with reality.”
Stephan El Shaarawy is looking forward to leading the new Milan and admits Zlatan Ibrahimovic “was a little heavy-handed” in the locker room with his teammates.
Milan might’ve found the alternative to Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, as Caen teen M’Baye Niang visited the club headquarters. “I am really interested.”
Milan’s Vice-President Adriano Galliani will reportedly open official negotiations with Real Madrid later today for the transfer of Ricky Kaka.
Montpellier full-back Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa is still hopeful that his club can come to an agreement with Milan for his transfer.
Massimiliano Allegri has warned not to write off his Milan side in the 2012-13 title race, despite the apparent state of the squad.
Davide Astori’s agent has warned Milan and Juventus must face a potential €8m price-tag if they are to prise him from Cagliari.
Milan’s attempt to take Edin Dzeko on loan has faltered, as Manchester City want only a €31.5m permanent deal, it’s reported.
Massimiliano Allegri already said this would be ‘Year Zero’ for Milan, as “it’s the start of a fascinating challenge. Kaka? He can play in front of the defence!”
Russian President Vladimir Putin is reportedly in talks with club President Silvio Berlusconi over the possibility of Gazprom investing in Milan.
In New York for a friendly against Real Madrid on Wednesday, Adriano Galliani will speak to Real Madrid about bringing Kaka back to Milan with him, but Jose Mourinho could scupper the deal.
Roberto Mancini insists “it’s pretty unlikely” Edin Dzeko will leave Manchester City, but “I don’t think” Robin Van Persie will join either.
Vice-President Edoardo Garrone admits “Sampdoria fans ask me in the street why Antonio Cassano isn’t coming back, but we have to look ahead.”
Juventus, Arsenal, Manchester City, United Milan and Inter are locked in a transfer merry-go-round involving Robin Van Persie, Edin Dzeko, Alessandro Matri and Lucas Moura.
Massimiliano Allegri was impressed with Milan’s Boston performance when defeating Deportivo Olimpia. “The game went exactly as it should have.”