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Wednesday May 4 2011
Milan spotted in Marin talks?

Werder Bremen directors were spotted in Milan today, fuelling reports of a move for German talent Marko Marin.

Sky Sport Italia claim Werder director of sport Klaus Allofs was spotted at a lunch meeting with Milan figures at the Giannino restaurant.

“The former German international striker met at lunch with his Rossoneri counterpart, Ariedo Braida, at Giannino. Along with them was intermediary Giacomo Petralito,” read the report.

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Wednesday May 4 2011
Berlusconi: 'Dedicate stadium to me!'

Milan President Silvio Berlusconi maintains “I deserve to have a stadium named after me considering everything I've won with this club.”

The patron, who is also Italy's Prime Minister and a media magnate, saved the Rossoneri from bankruptcy in 1986 and recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of that takeover.

“We'll only talk about the Scudetto when it is already sewn on to the shirt,” he said on television show Porta a Porta.

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Tuesday May 3 2011
Milan won't stop spending

Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi has promised the fans that he will continue to invest in the Rossoneri.

Milan have become the most successful club in the world – in terms of trophies won – thanks to the Italian Prime Minister's money and he's ready to get his chequebook out yet again.

"My family has invested an average of €50m a season in Milan," he said. "That figure was €70m last year and I promise to continue with my costly habit of giving gifts to the Milan fans."

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Tuesday May 3 2011
Flamini names best and maddest

Mathieu Flamini has revealed who is the greatest and the maddest of his Milan teammates during his San Siro stint to date.

The Frenchman, who has been with the Rossoneri since his 2008 move from Arsenal, was asked for his thoughts during an interview with GQ.it.

"The best I've played with here is Ronaldinho," the French international stated. "He was really impressive, a great player."

When asked to name the maddest, Flamini, with a smile on his face, went for someone still at the club. "Zlatan Ibrahimovic…"

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Tuesday May 3 2011
Zambrotta calls up Abate

Gianluca Zambrotta has tipped Milan teammate Ignazio Abate to break into the Italian national squad.

"Abate has had a great season," said the 2006 World Cup winner. "He has a great future ahead of him with Milan and also with the national side."

Abate, born in November 1986, has yet to win a full international cap or even be called up to the Azzurri squad.

Although he started his career at Milan, he subsequently spent time at six different clubs before leaving Torino for the Rossoneri again in 2009.

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Tuesday May 3 2011
Milan like Porto ace Hulk

Milan are again being linked with Porto striker Hulk after Vice-President Adriano Galliani admitted his interest.

"Our transfer campaign will run from May 30, but I do like Hulk a lot," he stated. "However, that doesn't mean too much because I like a Barcelona player too [Lionel Messi]…"

The 24-year-old Brazil international has played a key role in Porto's remarkable season under Andre Villas Boas.

Hulk has scored over 20 goals in the League, ensuring that Porto emphatically wrapped up the title last month.

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Tuesday May 3 2011
Champions League next for Milan

Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani has already outlined the club's objective for next season – to win the Champions League.

The Rossoneri have yet to complete this term's target of netting the Serie A title – they need one more point – but Galliani has big plans for the future.

"We want to get back to winning ways in Europe," he stated on Tuesday. "After winning the championship we will then try to do the same in the Champions League.

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Tuesday May 3 2011
Milan receive Pato boost

Alexandre Pato could return from injury in time for Milan's possible title win against Roma this weekend.

The Brazilian has been absent since he strained a thigh muscle in the April 16 win against Sampdoria.

The youngster trained with the squad this morning, although he didn't take part in the end of session practice match.

Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri will monitor the Brazilian in training for the rest of the week before making a decision on whether to include him in the squad.

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Monday May 2 2011
Milan put Pirlo future on hold

Milan won't make a decision on the future of Andrea Pirlo until the campaign has come to an end, says Massimiliano Allegri.

The Rossoneri playmaker has just a matter of months left on his agreement and is reportedly being chased by clubs such as Juventus, Chelsea and Roma.

"This is not the time to be talking about such things," Milan boss Allegri said when quizzed on the contract situation of the 2006 World Cup winner.

"The club will sit down with the player at the end of the season and decide what to do."

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Monday May 2 2011
'Pirlo could join Juventus'

Former Napoli director general and transfer expert Pierpaolo Marino believes Juventus could land Andrea Pirlo.

The midfielder's future at Milan is in doubt given that his contract is set to expire in June, which would make him available on a Bosman.

Boss Massimiliano Allegri has admitted that Milan won't consider offering the player a new deal until the season ends, a stance which could favour Juventus.

"Of all the Milan players whose contracts are coming to an end, Pirlo is the least likely to renew," Marino told Controcampo.

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