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Thursday January 18 2018
More Milan lows than highs

Evaluating Milan's season so far, it's easier to pick out the lowlights than the few high points, writes Richard Hall, but Patrick Cutrone was a beacon of hope.

Milan would have welcomed the winter break more than most, after promise turned into disappointment almost from day one. In the early summer, 60,000 turned up to watch the new and most thought improved Milan squad qualify for the Europa League via two preliminary rounds. The enthusiasm would start to drain as results worsened and the players failed to perform. Now on their second Coach of the season, they will be hoping for a better 2018.

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Wednesday January 17 2018
Correa could swap with Brozovic

Sevilla are reportedly open to an exchange of loans with Inter between Joaquin Correa and Marcelo Brozovic.

Mediaset Premium claim the two clubs are pushing forward with negotiations for the swap deal.

The Andalusians had originally been unconvinced by Brozovic, as the Croatia international midfielder has a reputation for a bad attitude and had issues with several Inter Coaches.

It seems that now those fears have been put aside and Sevilla are prepared to go through with the six-month loan exchange.

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Wednesday January 17 2018
Montella's Sevilla stun Atleti

Vincenzo Montella won back some admiration from Sevilla fans after a shock 2-1 Copa del Rey victory away to Atletico Madrid.

The former Milan Coach had been under fire for his side’s results and performances, losing both La Liga outings back-to-back.

He had also been trailing at the Wanda Metropolitano this evening with Diego Costa on target, but completed the comeback in the final 11 minutes through an own goal and Joaquin Correa.

It’s just the first leg of the quarter-final, but already a very impressive result for Montella.

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Monday January 15 2018
Ultras meet Montella & Sevilla?

Vincenzo Montella and his Sevilla players were reportedly confronted by a group of ultras on Monday morning.

Montella’s wait for a first win in La Liga continued as Sevilla lost 1-0 to lowly Alaves on Sunday, and Calciomercato.com reports around 20 members of ‘Biris Norte’ showed up at the club’s training ground.

The website explains there was “a heated confrontation” between the ultras, Sevilla captain Nicolas Pareja and other members of the first team.

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Sunday January 14 2018
Montella: 'More work' at Sevilla

Vincenzo Montella said he has “a lot more work to do” after his second consecutive Liga defeat with Sevilla.

The former Milan Coach has lost both games, having initially scraped a victory in the Copa del Rey.

This afternoon, his team were beaten 1-0 by 10-man Alaves, who are in the relegation zone.

“We are very unhappy with the result,” said Montella afterwards.

“We have to work more. There is a good attitude, but so much to improve both in terms of performance and efficiency.

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Saturday January 13 2018
Brozovic proposed to Sevilla

Inter have offered creative midfielder Marcelo Brozovic to Vincenzo Montella’s Sevilla, claim Sky Sport Italia.

The Croatia international has found playing time limited and struggled to create a genuine position for himself in the team.

As the Nerazzurri are hobbled by Financial Fair Play parameters, they must sell to raise funds.

According to Sky Sport Italia, Inter offered Brozovic to Sevilla and their new Coach Montella.

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Saturday January 13 2018
Montella sees Sevilla ‘progress’

Former Milan boss Vincenzo Montella can see ‘signs of progress’ at his new club Sevilla.

The 43-year-old, sacked by the Rossoneri back in November, has presided over two wins from three competitive matches in charge of the Spanish side since replacing Eduardo Berizzo.

“I have seen improvements,” Montella claimed as his side prepare for tomorrow’s La Liga meeting with Alaves.

“We haven’t had a lot of continuity because we have only had 15 days together, but we are working and improving.

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Thursday January 11 2018
Joao Mario for Correa or Carrasco?

Inter are hoping to use Joao Mario in an exchange of loans with either Sevilla’s Joaquin Correa or less likely Atletico Madrid man Yannick Carrasco.

It’s no secret that the Portugal international wants to move on, having struggled for playing time and put in poor performances when he was given the chance to make his mark.

As the Nerazzurri paid €40m to prise him from Sporting CP in August 2016, they are not eager to sell at a loss, so hope that a loan spell can reinvigorate his price-tag and bring in another player in exchange.

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Thursday January 11 2018
Maradona: 'Montella-Sevilla madness'

Diego Armando Maradona criticised Sevilla for hiring Vincenzo Montella to replace Eduardo Berizzo. “There are thousands of Coaches who could do the job.”

The decision to fire Berizzo caused immense controversy, as he had just returned to work following cancer treatment when given the boot two days before Christmas.

“It is madness that Montella should take Berizzo’s place,” wrote Maradona on Instagram.

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Thursday January 11 2018
Mirabelli: ‘Milan won’t buy anyone’

Sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli makes it clear Milan won’t buy anyone this month, but insists “we didn’t overpay for anyone” in the summer.

The Rossoneri revolutionised their squad over the summer with a huge spending spree, but they’re already 12 points off a Champions League place.

Doubts about owner Yonghong Li saw UEFA reject a voluntary agreement on Financial Fair Play, so there won’t be investment in the team in the January transfer window.

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