MILAN NEWS

Milan are still a side to be respected despite their summer revolution, says former Rossonero Alexander Merkel.
Antonio Nocerino felt like an “old man” in the new-look Italy side that fell to England. “We have a great future ahead of us, but also a great present.”
Alexandre Pato scored twice in Brazil’s 3-0 demolition of Sweden, while Holland flopped again and Fabio Capello and Didier Deschamps made their debuts.
Stephan El Shaarawy has his eyes on a place at the 2014 World Cup after the Milan man was named in the latest Italy squad.
Milan are still deciding whether to make a bid for Juventus’ Alessandro Matri or Marco Borriello of Roma.
Antonio Cassano will have showdown talks with Milan before the end of the week that may result in his San Siro exit.
Francelino Matuzalem is close to following Javier Garrido out the door at Lazio and Milan could be an option for the 32-year-old.
With the new season approaching Mario Yepes is under no illusions as to the task ahead for 2011 champions Milan.
FIFA agent Ernesto Bronzetti believes Milan’s chances of signing Kaka are “0.001%” and warns Juventus against buying Fernando Llorente.
Stephan El Shaarawy will start against England tomorrow and is “hugely excited” at his senior Italy debut.
Milan’s season ticket sales have plummeted to an all-new low after the sales of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva.
Antonio Cassano has laughed off reports of international retirement. “I want to continue with the Nazionale at least until the 2014 World Cup.”
The Gazzetta dello Sport believe that Mattia Destro and Stephan El Shaarawy could be handed places in attack for Italy tomorrow.
Milan director Ariedo Braida has denied reports from earlier today that the club were discussing sending Djamel Mesbah to Palermo.
Giuseppe Rossi’s agent believes the striker would welcome a move to Milan, but also says that any number of clubs will be moving for him.
Philippe Mexes is reportedly available on the transfer market for interested parties, but Milan are understood to have not received any offers.
Palermo have emerged as the latest interested party in Milan’s full-back Djamel Mesbah, with a deal rumoured to discussed today.
There are conflicting reports today surrounding whether or not Juventus forward Fabio Quagliarella is happy with a potential move to Fiorentina.
Milan have made early moves for both Marco Borriello and Alessandro Matri in anticipation of missing out on Ricky Kaka.
Cristian Zapata was a surprise addition to the Milan squad, but insists “being Thiago Silva’s heir does not weigh on me.”