Wednesday October 10 2012
Mannone: 'I'd love Milan move!'

Arsenal goalkeeper Vito Mannone added fuel to the fire of transfer rumours by confirming “I’d love to play in Serie A, hopefully with my beloved Milan.”

The former Italian Under-21 international has become a sensation at the Emirates in recent performances and could well push Wojchiech Szczesny on to the sidelines.

“I am happy at Arsenal and want to be Number 1 here,” he told the Corriere della Sera newspaper.

“Then I’d love to return to Italy and play in Serie A, hopefully with my beloved Milan. I have always supported the Rossoneri.”

Mannone was linked with a move to Milan this week as a replacement for the ageing Christian Abbiati.

“And finally, the Nazionale, which I already experienced at youth level, but the senior Italy squad is very different.

“I had some tough time, as in 2009 I played for 10 games after Almunia’s injury, but the manager did not think I was ready. I was absolutely furious and wanted to leave. Now I understand and have achieved maturity by working hard.”

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