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Tuesday January 19 2021
Video: Don't rush Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic bagged a brace against Cagliari, played 90 minutes and gave a post-match interview to someone younger than him, so the Milan veteran had something to say.

Ibra made his comeback from the start in last night’s 2-0 Serie A victory at the Sardegna Arena.

He was inevitably chosen as Man of the Match and he was taken to one side after the final whistle for the touchline interview.

Most players are a little short of breath when going into these encounters, so 39-year-old Ibra was in no mood to be rushed.

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Tuesday January 19 2021
Tomori done deal for Milan

Milan have agreed terms with Chelsea for Fikayo Tomori, on loan with option to buy for €30m, and he’s expected in Italy for a medical over the next 24 hours.

Multiple sources in Italy confirm it is a done deal and he will fly out either this evening or tomorrow morning.

Everyone from Sky Sport Italia, Fabrizio Romano, Calciomercato.com and Tuttomercatoweb all have the same details.

The defender will move on a paid loan for six months with an option to buy for €30m (circa £25m).

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Tuesday January 19 2021
Gattuso on Pirlo, Juve and Napoli identities

Gennaro Gattuso discusses his friendship with Andrea Pirlo ahead of the Supercoppa, warning Napoli and Juventus have ‘changed identity’ over six months and won’t be lulled into a false sense of security.

It kicks off on Wednesday at the Mapei Stadium in Reggio Emilia at 20.00 GMT.

The trophy is between the Scudetto and Coppa Italia holders, to be decided after 90 minutes, extra time or even penalties.

Fabian Ruiz and Victor Osimhen are still out with COVID-19, but Andrea Petagna and Dries Mertens are available despite knocks.

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Tuesday January 19 2021
Agent confirms Zaccagni Verona exit

Mattia Zaccagni ‘will certainly find space at one of the big Italian clubs in June, as Hellas Verona cannot keep him,” said his agent.

The 25-year-old creative midfielder is a product of the Verona youth academy and has gone from strength to strength over the last two seasons.

In the current campaign, he scored four goals and provided six assists in 18 Serie A games, earning interest from Napoli, Milan, Inter, Roma and Lazio.

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Tuesday January 19 2021
Parma ins, outs and maybes

Milan full-back Andrea Conti will have his Parma medical tomorrow, but Medhi Benatia pulls out, while the Ducali also track Patrick Cutrone and Franco Vazquez.

The Stadio Tardini side is desperately trying to resolve its problems after firing coach Fabio Liverani to bring Roberto D’Aversa back.

Conti is set for his medical tomorrow morning, having already saluted his Milan teammates and emptied his locker this afternoon.

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Tuesday January 19 2021
Juve ultras message for Mandzukic

Mario Mandzukic joined Milan today and returned to Serie A, so Juventus ultras wished him ‘six happy months – without victories’ and he replied with ‘pride’ at their praise.

The striker spent five years in Turin before leaving for Al-Duhail in January 2020 and became a fan favourite due to his goals, assists and remarkable work ethic.

This was evident in a message sent by the Curva Sud Juventus 1897 group on Instagram.

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Tuesday January 19 2021
Mandzukic: 'An honour to join Milan'

Mario Mandzukic thanked Milan ‘for the opportunity to join this great club’ and vowed to ‘give my best’ to help the team succeed.

Milan are top of Serie A after 18 games and Mandzukic has joined to help ease the load in attack, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic returning to the starting line-up for the first time since November, but with another brace, against Cagliari.

The former Juventus forward has been given the No. 9 shirt and looks forward to the ‘honour’ of wearing the ‘iconic’ Rossoneri shirt.

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Tuesday January 19 2021
Agent: 'Bastoni has a great future'

Agent Tullio Tinti has claimed only former Milan defender Paolo Maldini 'played at the same level' as Inter centre-back Alessandro Bastoni ‘at his age’.

The Nerazzurri defender has impressed since he claimed a place in the starting line-up at San Siro and his agent has praised the youngster after his assist in the 2-0 win over Juventus on Sunday.

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Tuesday January 19 2021
Gasperini: 'Atalanta are in good shape'

Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini hopes to build on a great run against Udinese and keep up with the top teams in Serie A. ‘We are in good company’.

The Orobici are set to recover the postponed match against Udinese from Serie A Week 10 tomorrow and Gasperini sees a chance to keep up with the top teams in the League.

A win against the Friuli will see La Dea leapfrog into third and only sit five points behind Inter in second.

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Tuesday January 19 2021
Mandzukic challenges curse of Milan's No.9 shirt

Milan officially announced Mario Mandzukic as their new striker today, and the Croatian forward has decided to challenge the curse of the No. 9 shirt at San Siro.

Since Filippo Inzaghi, nine players have tried their luck with the No. 9 shirt and the poor return has been labelled as the curse of the famous jersey.

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