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Friday May 6 2011
Boateng rejected Lazio offer

Kevin-Prince Boateng has revealed that he rejected a summer move to Lazio – a decision he doesn't regret.

The midfielder was signed from Portsmouth by Genoa, before being instantly sent to Milan, but only after contemplating a move to the capital.

"I was a step away from joining Lazio," he told the Messaggero newspaper. "I met with President Claudio Lotito, but I turned him down.

"Seeing how my season has gone, I have no regrets."

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Friday May 6 2011
Allegri won't sacrifice Coppa

The Scudetto is not the only thing Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri is concentrating on this weekend. "The Coppa Italia is important too."

The Rossoneri need just a draw at Roma on Saturday to clinch the title, but the Coach also has next week's Italian Cup commitments to consider.

"Tuesday's game in Palermo will be very important seeing as it will allow us to reach the Final," he stated on Friday afternoon.

"My decisions tomorrow will be made with the Cup game in mind – especially my choices in midfield."

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Friday May 6 2011
Ibra threat worries Montella

Roma boss Vincenzo Montella fears Zlatan Ibrahimovic in tomorrow's must-win game against Milan.

The Swede returns from suspension for the Stadio Olimpico tie in a match that could see the Rossoneri clinch the title.

"You don't win the Scudetto by chance and he's about to win his eighth title in a row because he is someone who makes the difference," Montella said.

"We won't place a cage around him though because we'll look to find the right balance to win the game."

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Friday May 6 2011
Rossi ignores Milan worries

Delio Rossi insists Palermo will not rest players ahead of the Coppa Italia semi-final against Milan. “We're focused only on Bari.”

The Rosanero drew the first leg 2-2 at San Siro and have the decider on Tuesday evening, so could be tempted to make changes on Saturday.

“I realise there is an enormous sense of expectation around the Coppa Italia, but we have to be focused only on Bari,” said the Coach.

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Friday May 6 2011
Zanetti: 'Milan deserve Scudetto'

Inter captain Javier Zanetti admits “Milan deserve the Scudetto, as our season has been somewhat troubled.”

The Rossoneri will secure the title on Saturday night as long as they avoid defeat to Roma.

“It's only right, as Milan deserve the Scudetto,” said Zanetti during a charity event in Palermo.

“Inter's season has been somewhat troubled, as at the start we had numerous difficulties and injuries.”

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Thursday May 5 2011
Allegri hails Thiago Silva

Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri has pinpointed Thiago Silva as key to his club's success this term.

The Rossoneri are just one point away from the Scudetto and the Brazilian defender has been a key influence.

"He is a player with no equals in the world," Allegri told TG5. "He plays at three levels higher than everyone else."

Milan could have wrapped the title up last weekend, but were denied when Giampaolo Pazzini scored two late goals at Cesena to keep Inter in the race.

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Thursday May 5 2011
Hulk will cost €100m

Porto have told Milan that if they want to sign Hulk then he'll cost them an incredible €100m.

Rossoneri Vice-President Adriano Galliani admitted his interest in the striker recently which fuelled suggestions of a bid.

But speaking to the Portuguese media, Porto chief Pinto Da Costa has rubbished the speculation.

"Hulk to Milan must be a joke," he stated. "They previously wanted Aly Cissokho [in 2009] and they could not do it.

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Thursday May 5 2011
Nesta applauds Abate and Silva

Milan stopper Alessandro Nesta has praised defensive teammates Thiago Silva and Ignazio Abate.

In an interview with Milan Channel, the veteran became the second Milanista in a week, after Gianluca Zambrotta, to applaud rising star Abate.

"He's a good lad who always applies himself," he said of the former midfielder who is now playing regularly at right-back.

"He was used to another role, but by working seriously he has demonstrated himself to be an excellent full-back who could go on and play for Italy.

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Thursday May 5 2011
Milan transfers impress Capello

England boss Fabio Capello has praised Milan's moves on the transfer market as they edge towards the Scudetto.

The Rossoneri are just a point away from clinching the Serie A title and the former Rossoneri tactician thinks their player buys, both last summer and in January, have been key.

"Their market strategy was great," Capello told the Corriere della Sera. "With Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Robinho, the club got their campaign off on the right foot.

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Thursday May 5 2011
No Milan regrets for Van Bommel

Mark Van Bommel says he didn't hesitate in joining Milan – even though they only offered him a six-month deal.

The Dutchman signed for the club in January from Bayern Munich and he's on the verge of winning the Scudetto.

"When Milan came after me I had no doubts," the midfielder is quoted as saying. "I did take a risk in signing for just six months, but it has all gone well.

"I have already won seven titles in my career, but the last one you win is always the best," he continued.

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