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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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Thursday October 17 2019
Report: No Milan sales in January

Milan reportedly do not intend to make any sales in January, despite posting record losses of €146m.

Gazzetta dello Sport ran on its Thursday front page that the futures of Suso and Gianluigi Donnarumma had been thrown back into doubt as a result of Milan’s poor financial results.

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Thursday October 17 2019
Mastour set for Serie C comeback

One-time Milan and Italy wonderkid Hachim Mastour is set to return to football with Serie C side Reggina.

Mastour has been without a club since leaving Greek club PAS Lamia earlier in the year but now has the chance to kickstart his career with Reggina, who have suffered a similar decline in recent seasons.

“It’s a big deal for us because we believe in his talent and desire for revenge,” sporting director and ex-Manchester United goalkeeper Massimo Taibi told Fox Sports.

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Thursday October 17 2019
Serie A Week 8 referees

The referees for Serie A Week 8 are announced as Fabrizio Pasqua will officiate Stefano Pioli’s Milan debut against Lecce.

Milan will be boosted by the fact they have won four of their five games when Pasqua has been referee.

Elsewhere, Massimiliano Irrati is given Juventus’ visit of Bologna and Marco Piccinini will oversee Napoli-Verona.

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