NEWS
Wednesday May 25 2011
Tassotti: 'Mexes is no Saint...'

Milan assistant manager Mauro Tassotti is not concerned by Philippe Mexes' reputation. “Nobody's a Saint in football...”

The defender has made a free transfer from Roma to San Siro, but is known for his poor disciplinary record on the field.

“Do we need to file down some of his irritability and ‘slip-ups'? I believe these things have always been in football and we had to deal with some of them this season too.

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Wednesday May 25 2011
Defender of the season

Giancarlo Rinaldi selects Jedi-like Milan centre-back Thiago Silva as Serie A's best stopper of the campaign

There is something of the Jedi about all the great defenders. They have a sense of anticipation which is superhuman, they can appear to bend events on the field of play to their will and sometimes simply their presence seems to send opponents cowering for cover. The Force is certainly strong in Thiago Silva.

NEWS
Tuesday May 24 2011
Mou wants Ibra for Real

Jose Mourinho has asked Real Madrid to gift him Milan ace Zlatan Ibrahimovic ahead of the new campaign.

Mourinho wants his attack reinforced over the summer and the Swedish international is understood to be his top target.

The Special One knows all about Ibra, having bossed him for a season at Inter before Ibrahimovic's 2009 move to Barcelona.

Ibra returned to the Stadio Meazza last summer though, this time with the Nerazzurri's city rivals Milan.

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NEWS
Tuesday May 24 2011
Juventus medical for Pirlo

Andrea Pirlo is reportedly having a medical at Juventus ahead of his move from Italian champions Milan.

The Italian international will leave the Rossoneri this summer after opting against signing a new contract.

Pirlo, who will be available on a Bosman free, has been paired with the Old Lady in recent months.

If all goes well with the 32-year-old's fitness tests, his capture is expected to be made official at some stage this week – perhaps Wednesday or Thursday.

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NEWS
Tuesday May 24 2011
Cassano set for Milan talks

Milan chief Adriano Galliani will reportedly meet with the agent of Antonio Cassano at some stage on Wednesday.

The fantasista's future has been placed into some doubt ahead of the 2012 European Championship.

Although Milan are happy to keep him and the player is content at San Siro, the January arrival from Sampdoria may consider an exit if he receives offers from elsewhere.

Cassano is not guaranteed first team football at Milan in a squad which includes Robinho, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Alexandre Pato and Pippo Inzaghi.

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NEWS
Tuesday May 24 2011
Vila considers Milan exit

Didac Vila seems to be angling for a move away from Milan after making just one Serie A appearance for the club.

The Spaniard joined the Rossoneri in January, but had to wait until the last day of the season against Udinese to make his League debut.

"I am young and I need to play," the full-back is quoted as saying on Tuesday.

"It has been hard to sit on the sidelines for all of this time.

"Nevertheless, it has been an experience which has helped me to mature."

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Tuesday May 24 2011
Allegri: 'Mourinho is pathetic!'

Milan manager Max Allegri has blasted some colleagues, including Jose Mourinho. “He's pathetic and banal. His arrogance hides insecurity.”

The Rossoneri tactician was interviewed on comedy show Le Iene and asked to give a brief description of other bosses, but was particularly riled by the Real Madrid chief.

“Every now and then Mourinho is pathetic. He always repeats the same things and it makes him become banal,” said Allegri.

“I think he's very talented, but his arrogance hides insecurity.”

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Tuesday May 24 2011
Pato 'out for four to five weeks'

Alexandre Pato will not undergo surgery for his dislocated shoulder, “but will be out for four to five weeks.”

The Milan striker fell awkwardly during Sunday's 0-0 draw with Udinese and popped his left shoulder out of joint.

It was already put back in place under general anaesthetic on Sunday evening, but more tests were performed today.

“Complications were excluded,” read a statement on the Milan website. “After a consultation with Professor Taverna, a shoulder specialist, it was decided not to intervene surgically.

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Tuesday May 24 2011
Genoa: 'Milan have bought Boateng'

“We have a deal and Kevin-Prince Boateng will be a Milan player in entirety,” declared Genoa President Enrico Preziosi after today's meeting.

The Ghana international was signed by Genoa in the summer from Portsmouth and immediately handed over to the Rossoneri on loan, then in a co-ownership agreement.

Today Genoa chief Preziosi and Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani held a long meeting to discuss the various players they share ownership of.

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Tuesday May 24 2011
Official: Pirlo joins Juventus

Juventus have officially signed Andrea Pirlo on three-year contract after he passed his medical today.

The midfielder was a free agent after his deal with Milan was not renewed, ending a run of 10 years at the club.

Pirlo underwent his medical in Turin this afternoon and the official Juventus website confirmed he has signed a contract that runs from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2014.

The World Cup winner will be presented to the media on Wednesday.

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