MILAN NEWS

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.”
Adriano Galliani warns “Montpellier turned down our offer and we cannot reach an agreement” for Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, so Milan are looking elsewhere.
Robinho and an Antonio Nocerino double confirmed the new-look Milan’s impressive pre-season form, as they pushed past CD Olimpia in Boston.
Villarreal sporting director Jose Manuel Llaneza has silenced reports that Italian forward Giuseppe Rossi will move to Milan this summer.
Jose Mourinho has backtracked on the original reported stance that he would like to sell Ricky Kaka this summer, stating that he’d be happy for him to stay.
Fabio Cannavaro, Marco Materazzi and Filippo Inzaghi all moved one step closer to becoming UEFA Pro Licence-qualified Coaches this week.
Following on from Gennaro Gattuso’s criticism of his former Milan Coach, Ronaldinho has launched a broadside at Massimiliano Allegri too.
Robinho has revealed that Santos did make an offer for him this summer that Milan turned down, an offer that he would always have considered.
Comments emanating from Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko that he is unhappy in England have put Milan and Juventus on alert.
Adriano Galliani has reportedly flown out to the United States to hold talks with Real Madrid and Ricky Kaka over a proposed transfer.