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Thursday April 7 2011
'Milan helped Schalke beat Inter'

Schalke manager Ralf Rangnick claims Max Allegri's Milan helped his side beat Inter in the Champions League on Tuesday.

The Bundesliga outfit came back from behind at San Siro to win 5-2 and look almost certain to qualify for the semi-finals of the competition.

"I did well to watch the Milan derby personally," Rangnick said. "I understood that Inter didn't press at all in midfield and left big spaces.

"They were vulnerable to quick opponents like Alex Pato and those who are capable of taking the initiative like Milan did.

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Thursday April 7 2011
Report: Milan fly out for Ganso

It is reported Milan are flying out to complete their swoop for Santos starlet Paulo Henrique Ganso, beating competition from Inter.

The 21-year-old trequartista has been in talks with both San Siro clubs and looks set to come to Serie A in the summer.

According to the Corriere dello Sport, the Rossoneri are stepping up their pursuit by flying director general Ariedo Braida to Brazil for advanced negotiations this week.

Ganso has an Italian passport, so would not count as one of the non-EU signings for either club.

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Thursday April 7 2011
Ambrosini wants Milan extension

Massimo Ambrosini is out of contract and has been linked with Chelsea and Tottenham, but his agent insists “he wants to stay with Milan.”

The midfielder, who was the captain before a six-week spell on the sidelines, will be a free agent when his current deal expires on June 30.

Newspapers in England and Italy have linked Ambrosini with potential summer Bosman transfers to Carlo Ancelotti's Chelsea or even Tottenham.

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Thursday April 7 2011
The cost of losing Mexes

Antonio Labbate questions the actions of Roma for allowing Philippe Mexes to become a Bosman ahead of his expected summer move to Milan

"My renewal is certainly important, but I am running a risk too and not just Roma. If I pick up a knee injury, I could be out for six months and without a contract. Then who will pick me up?" It was back in February when Philippe Mexes, inadvertently and uncannily, predicted his own future.

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Thursday April 7 2011
From MVB to MVP

Scott Fleming marvels at the reformed character at the heart of Milan's midfield and Scudetto charge – Mark Van Bommel

What's the most incomprehensible aspect of Mark Van Bommel's career? Is it the fact that he somehow managed to avoid a red card at the World Cup last summer despite repeated and blatant fouls? Or is it the fact that he was once deemed fit to play for Barcelona?

NEWS
Wednesday April 6 2011
Seedorf to join Corinthians?

Reports in Brazil claim that Corinthians are keen to sign Milan midfielder Clarence Seedorf this summer.

The 35-year-old Dutch legend apparently hasn't dismissed the interest straight away.

He was born in Surinam and his wife also hails from the South American country.

Ronaldo also recently visited Milan and discussed the prospect with his former teammate.

O Fenomeno retired at Corinthians in February, but still retains an interest in the club.

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Wednesday April 6 2011
Ganso close to Milan

Santos starlet Paulo Henrique Ganso is growing ever closer to Milan after falling out with his club.

The 21-year-old playmaker is one of the brightest talents to emerge in Brazil in recent years.

Inter have also expressed an interest in signing Ganso this summer.

He has made no secret of his desire to leave for Europe, much to the disappointment of Santos supporters.

Last week, they held a protest and called Ganso a 'mercenary'.

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Wednesday April 6 2011
Galliani upset with Prandelli

Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani is upset that Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli has backed Napoli to win the Scudetto this season.

Prandelli expressed his admiration for Napoli's season during a radio broadcast on Tuesday and said that he will be supporting their title challenge.

His comments have upset the Milan camp who feel he should remain impartial.

Prandelli's predecessor Marcello Lippi angered the then Inter Coach Jose Mourinho when he told reporters that Juventus would win the Scudetto last season.

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Wednesday April 6 2011
Nesta dismisses talk of retirement

Milan defender Alessandro Nesta has dismissed talk of his retirement as premature and added that he intends to play next season.

The 35-year-old had hinted that his playing days were approaching an end, leading to speculation that he would quit in the summer.

Speaking to the Milan Channel, Nesta said: "I was badly interpreted the other time. I didn't say that I wanted to stop at the end of the season.

"They asked me at what point of my career I'm at and I replied that I am almost at the end, but not right at the end.

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Wednesday April 6 2011
Seedorf: 'I've had Corinthians talks'

Milan star Clarence Seedorf has opened the door to the interest from Corinthians. “Until today it had been informal conversations...”

News emerged overnight from Brazil that Corinthians were preparing an offer for the Dutch veteran, whose contract with the Rossoneri expires at the end of the season.

“Up until today it had been only informal and initial conversations, but now I have spoken to Ronaldo,” Seedorf told RedeTV.

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