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Sunday August 25 2019
Brescia lose Rami, go for Rolando

Brescia are reportedly in talks with former Inter, FC Porto and Marseille defender Rolando, as Adil Rami arrives for Fenerbahce.

The Rondinelle are trying to bring in several more big names who are free agents after Mario Balotelli.

They had been linked with ex-Milan defender Rami, who was sacked by Olympique Marseille this month, but today Fenerbahce announced he was flying in for a medical.

Instead, La Gazzetta dello Sport claim that Brescia have approached Portugal international Rolando, who turns 34 next week.

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Sunday August 25 2019
Probable line-ups: Udinese v Milan

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.

It kicks off at the Dacia Arena at 17.00 UK time (16.00 GMT), click here for a match preview.

New Coach Marco Giampaolo warned in his Press conference yesterday that he’d be relying on those players who had worked throughout pre-season training and had a better grasp of his tactics.

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Sunday August 25 2019
Abate considering Brescia bid

Former Milan right-back Ignazio Abate is leaning towards Brescia after turning down Olympiakos, Real Valladolid and an offer from Qatar.

According to Sportitalia transfer expert Alfredo Pedullà, the 32-year-old free agent is eager to remain in Italy.

He rejected proposals from Greek side Olympiakos, Spaniards Real Valladolid and an unspecified club from Qatar.

Abate is believed to be considering Brescia, which would see him reunite with ex-Milan teammate Mario Balotelli.

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Sunday August 25 2019
Mazzarri: 'Serie A becomes unpredictable'

Torino Coach Walter Mazzarri believes “this is the year when Serie A becomes unpredictable and fascinating again” ahead of their Sassuolo clash.

It kicks off at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT), click here for a match preview.

“I believe that this Serie A season, considering everything we’ve seen so far this summer, is going to be very unpredictable,” the Coach told Torino Channel.

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Sunday August 25 2019
Boban: 'Milan logic, not fireworks'

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.”

Former player Boban quit his job with FIFA to join Paolo Maldini and Ivan Gazidis in running the Rossoneri after chaotic spells under Marco Fassone, Massimiliano Mirabelli and Leonardo.

“It’ll take time, with logical choices rather than the pointless fireworks we saw in recent years, but we will get back to the top,” he told the Corriere della Sera newspaper.

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Saturday August 24 2019
Tudor: 'Milan, could've been worse'

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.”

Their Serie A season kicks off on Sunday at 17.00 UK time (16.00 GMT), click here for a match preview.

“We’ve seen progress since pre-season training began and finally we can start some competitive games now,” said the Coach in his Press conference.

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Saturday August 24 2019
Giampaolo: 'Milan vision will take time'

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.

Their Serie A season kicks off on Sunday at 17.00 UK time (16.00 GMT), click here for a match preview.

“This is a dream for me and a big opportunity for both myself and these players,” said the Coach in his Press conference.

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Saturday August 24 2019
Laxalt salary stalls Atalanta move

Milan full-back Diego Laxalt’s negotiations for a move to Atalanta risk breaking down definitively, letting Marseille and Fenerbahce back in.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport and Corriere della Sera, the Uruguay international is available on loan with option to buy for €12m, but the move is stalled by personal terms.

He is currently earning €1.8m per season at Milan, whereas Atalanta are reported to only offer €800,000.

There is still room for a deal if the Rossoneri give Laxalt money as a bonus for leaving early.

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Saturday August 24 2019
Milan keep going for Correa

Milan will hold another meeting with Atletico Madrid next week as they look to tie up a deal for Angel Correa, but so much depends on Andre Silva.

Correa has long been linked with Milan, but they have yet to meet Atleti’s valuation of €50m plus bonuses.

Nonetheless, the forward remains available and Calciomercato.com writes it is out of his desire to join the Rossoneri that he rejected a move to Monaco.

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Friday August 23 2019
'Juve not global like Milan'

Milan President Paolo Scaroni claims his club ‘don’t even take notice of Juventus around the world’ because ‘we’ve won seven Champions Leagues.’

Milan are undergoing a period of modernisation under Elliott Management, and while Scaroni again underlined the need to raise turnover, he felt the Rossoneri had more global reach than Juve.

“I don't want to come across as venal, but it’s all about money,” the 72-year-old told reporters.

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