UDINESE NEWS

Week 1 of the 2019-20 Serie A season set a new League record in stadium attendance.
Parma have officially signed Udinese left-back Giuseppe Pezzella on loan with obligation to buy for €4.5m.
Rodrigo De Paul was benched by Udinese because of Fiorentina talks, but it’s reported the €25m offer is still a long way off their €35m asking price.
Fiorentina are on the verge of a €30m deal for Udinese star Rodrigo de Paul, with Giovanni Simeone or Marco Benassi possibly heading the other way.
Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from tonight’s seven Serie A games, including Udinese-Milan, Roma-Genoa and Sampdoria-Lazio.
After one competitive game, a 1-0 defeat to Udinese, Marco Giampaolo concedes Milan need a complete tactical overhaul. “We need them in their natural roles.”
Rodrigo Becao had the perfect Serie A debut, scoring the winner as Udinese beat Marco Giampaolo’s toothless Milan 1-0.
Milan director Ricky Massara assured they intend to get the best out of Suso and Andre Silva, while “the Angel Correa story was pumped up by the media.”
Rodrigo De Paul is on the Udinese bench against Milan, fuelling reports of interest from Napoli, Fiorentina and Atletico Madrid.
Milan have no new names in their starting XI and a new role for Hakan Calhanoglu in the season opener against Udinese.
Mateo Musacchio warns Milan must “work collectively” to defend against Udinese strikers Kevin Lasagna and Rodrigo De Paul.
Milan are expected to use no new faces in their season opener against Rodrigo De Paul’s Udinese, with Samu Castillejo and Fabio Borini starting.
Milan director Zvonimir Boban warns “it will take time, with logical choices rather than fireworks, but we will get back to the top. A low profile is not a lack of ambition.”
Udinese Coach Igor Tudor insists “it could’ve been worse for us” than hosting Milan in the opening round. “We’ll be tough to beat.”
Marco Giampaolo warns it “will take time” for his Milan vision to emerge, which is why there will be very few new faces against Udinese.
Esteghlal boss Andrea Stramaccioni had his Gattuso-Trapattoni-Malesani moment as he accused the Iranian club of ‘cutting off his translator’ in a rant.
Hakan Calhanoglu could replace Lucas Biglia as Milan’s ‘regista’ against Udinese on Sunday after the Argentine pulled up in training.
Former Milan, Sampdoria and Torino striker Maxi Lopez has returned to Italy with Serie B side Crotone.
Davide Massa will officiate Fiorentina-Napoli, as the referees are assigned for the opening Serie A weekend.
Udinese have officially signed Sweden winger Ken Sema on a season-long loan from Watford.