UDINESE NEWS

Goran Pandev has been banned for three matches and Issa Cissokho for one as Week 5 suspensions are announced.
Milan defender Alex believes “we’re a strong team” and targets Champions League qualification.
Udinese have officially confirmed a contract extension for French striker Cyril Thereau.
Milan captain Riccardo Montolivo praises Mario Balotelli’s “maturity” but “we’ll see if he’s changed or not”.
Francesco Lodi says he’s ‘proud to return to Udinese’ and urges the team to stay focused ‘from the first minute to the 90th.’
Udinese have officially confirmed the arrival of midfielder Francesco Lodi.
Riccardo Montolivo admits Milan “needed an away win” after beating Udinese last night.
Milan’s joint-CEO Adriano Galliani says President Silvio Berlusconi is “pleased” with Mario Balotelli.
Stefano Colantuono felt Udinese deserved a point after coming back from 3-0 down against Milan.
Sinisa Mihajlovic reveals he warned Milan of an Udinese comeback at half-time and hailed “perfect” Mario Balotelli.
Udinese patron Gino Pozzo confirms Francesco Lodi’s arrival and warns “my patience has limits.”
Mario Balotelli said Milan are “a group of fighters” and mocked Udinese defenders who “tried to provoke me.”
Mario Balotelli scored on his first Milan start, but they almost threw away a 3-0 lead, beating Udinese 3-2.
Milan CEO Adriano Galliani said a Mario Balotelli-Carlos Bacca pairing is “as tasty as a rum baba.”
Mario Balotelli passed his fitness test and starts with Carlos Bacca as Milan visit Udinese tonight.
Milan seem to have finally hit their stride and tonight visit an Udinese side in crisis as the Serie A midweek round opens.
Mario Balotelli had been expected to start tonight’s Udinese v Milan match, but could be ruled out with a muscular problem.
Free agent Francesco Lodi has reportedly signed a contract with Udinese and should be confirmed shortly.
Nigel De Jong believes Milan are “on the right track” but expects a tough test against Udinese.
Roma full-back Maicon has been fined €2,000 for a dive in the weekend draw with Sassuolo.