NEWS
Friday October 18 2019
ADL shots at Juve, Inter & Milan

Aurelio De Laurentiis claims a “righteous” Napoli are competing with Inter and Juventus who both “got themselves into debt” and Milan who are “on the brink”.

Having already caused controversy with his comments about several Napoli figures, De Laurentiis chose to change his targets and take aim at three of his club’s Serie A rivals.

“Our objectives are always the same: achieving the maximum, in the League, Coppa Italia and Champions League. We can’t do more than that,” he told Corriere dello Sport.

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Friday October 18 2019
Official: Mastour returns to football

Hachim Mastour, once billed as the future of Italy and Milan, has officially returned to football with Serie C side Reggina.

Mastour announced on his Instagram account that he was “honoured” to have signed a three-year contract with “a great club like Reggina”.

The 21-year-old had been a free agent since leaving Greek club PAS Lamia in March and failed to impress Parma during a trial stint the following month.

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Friday October 18 2019
Bertolacci: Milan's fault I didn't play

Andrea Bertolacci has argued that his failure to play in Serie A for Milan last season was “more a choice of the club” and not Gennaro Gattuso.

Milan splashed out €20m on Bertolacci in the summer of 2015, but the midfielder failed to make any League appearances in the past campaign-and-a-half under Gattuso and recently signed for Sampdoria.

“I knew before signing that I could cross paths with Gattuso again, but I would’ve had no problem with him,” the 28-year-old told Il Secolo XIX.

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BLOG ITALIA
Friday October 18 2019
Pioli has to keep it simple

With Marco Giampaolo overcomplicating things at Milan, Vilizar Yakimov thinks Stefano Pioli should do exactly the opposite to rediscover the Rossoneri’s form.

Seeing a club sacking a Coach after a victory is a sight that we don’t witness too often. In fact, Marco Giampaolo has the right to feel at least a bit unfortunate with the timing of his Milan dismissal, as the Rossoneri host Lecce next in a game that could’ve easily seen the ex-Sampdoria boss winning two in a row.

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Thursday October 17 2019
Expert: 'Milan could be preparing sale'

Financial expert Luca Pagni suggests Milan’s record €145.9m losses are part of Elliott Management strategy to ‘clear’ the decks for a sale.

Eyebrows were raised when the club announced the balance sheet for the 2018-19 season had them running at an unprecedented loss.

However, the directors are not concerned and so MilanNews.it asked La Repubblica newspapers economic correspondent Pagni to explain the situation.

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Thursday October 17 2019
Krunic talks for Genoa loan

Milan are reportedly in talks to loan Bosnia-Herzegovina international Rade Krunic to Genoa in January.

The midfielder would be reunited with his former Empoli Coach Aurelio Andreazzoli.

Krunic was sold to Milan over the summer for €8m, but has so far made only one substitute appearance for 45 minutes against Fiorentina.

According to Tuttomercatoweb, the Rossoneri are in negotiations with Genoa to loan Krunic out in January.

The 26-year-old has been in Italy since 2015 for Verona, Empoli and now Milan.

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Thursday October 17 2019
Gattuso 'wanted Ribery at Milan'

Gennaro Gattuso asked Milan to sign Franck Ribery as a free agent, it’s claimed, but the club said no, and he joined Fiorentina.

Ribery has made a strong impact in Serie A, as the 36-year-old scored two goals and provided one assist in seven games for the Viola.

“I still don’t understand why Milan took this long path round with Marco Giampaolo only to then get Stefano Pioli,” former player Massimo Brambati told TMW Radio.

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Thursday October 17 2019
Gravina: 'No compromise on racism'

FIGC President Gabriele Gravina announced a new “VAR-style system” is being experimented to identify and punish racist fans. “Compromise must be shelved forever.”

The Italian rules were changed this month, meaning clubs are no longer automatically responsible for the behaviour of individual fans and will avoid punishment if they help identify and exclude those who racially abuse players.

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Thursday October 17 2019
Inter and Milan: 'San Siro only option'

Inter and Milan released a joint statement warning “the only option is a new stadium at San Siro” rather than go elsewhere or restructure the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.

The clubs have presented two designs for the new venue, which would be built right next to the current structure, essentially in what is now the parking lot.

Local residents and councillors have pushed for a restructuring and improvement of the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, while others suggested building the new arena in the Sesto San Giovanni area of the city.

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Thursday October 17 2019
Roma: Fonseca ban reduced

Paulo Fonseca’s touchline ban has been reduced to one game after the Roma boss had his appeal partially accepted.

Fonseca was initially suspended for two Serie A matches after he was adjudged to have insulted the referee during Roma’s controversial 1-1 draw with Cagliari before the international break.

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