MILAN NEWS

The Corriere dello Sport is today suggesting that Alessandro Nesta could leave Milan for Juventus in the summer.
Inter have stated they are “favourable” towards Milan’s proposal of turning the San Siro turf into a hybrid artificial-natural surface.
UEFA’s director of competition assures Barcelona had no reason to lodge a complaint about Milan’s San Siro pitch.
Silvio Berlusconi has now officially taken back the role of President at Milan that he had to give up due to conflict of interests in 2008.
Milan have posted a brief statement defending the quality of San Siro’s playing surface, after Barcelona launched an official protest.
Antonio Cassano’s recovery from heart surgery continues to progress, as today saw him rejoin his Milan teammates for regular training.
Barcelona have taken their issues with the San Siro playing turf to a higher authority by handing in an official complaint to UEFA.
Lionel Messi believes Barcelona were deserving of a win last night against Milan and that the Spanish should have been awarded a penalty.
Cagliari stopper Davide Astori was left impressed by the performance of Alessandro Nesta in last night’s Milan-Barcelona tie.
Milan defender Daniele Bonera is thinking about a recall to the Italian international squad for Euro 2012.
Milan will need to be perfect at the Camp Nou if they are to dump Barcelona out of the Champions League, says Stephan El Shaarawy.
Veteran Clarence Seedorf is confident Milan can qualify past Barcelona in the second leg. “Every side has a weak spot.”
Antonio Nocerino points out Milan “did not allow much to the strongest team in the world and Barcelona respect us too.”
Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani feels “Barcelona are afraid of Milan,” but reveals plans to revamp the San Siro turf with an artificial base.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is “optimistic” about Milan’s chances of qualifying for the semi-finals after their draw with Barcelona.
Pep Guardiola said Barcelona “knew Milan’s quality,” but criticised the notorious San Siro turf. “It’s not suited to a football match.”
Massimiliano Allegri said Milan’s draw with Barcelona “gives us strength” for the second leg, but President Silvio Berlusconi was not happy.
Daniele Bonera notes it was “inevitable” the Milan defence would be under pressure against Barcelona, “but qualification is still wide open.”
Luca Antonini was voted UEFA’s Man of the Match and pledged Milan would “play with the same spirit in Barcelona” next week.
Milan and Barcelona both had numerous chances to score, including a penalty appeal, but the first leg of this quarter-final at San Siro was goalless.