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Tuesday November 1 2016
Agent: ‘Don’t rush Locatelli’

Manuel Locatelli’s agent doesn’t want his client rushed into the Italy squad - “there’s time, he’ll be called when he’s ready”.

The Milan midfielder has impressed this season, scoring a fantastic winner against Juventus and being compared to Gianni Rivera.

“Manuel is a very level-headed lad,” Stefano Castelnovo told Il Messaggero.

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Monday October 31 2016
Di Biagio hails Azzurrini development

Italy Under-21s boss Luigi Di Biagio has hailed Serie A clubs for giving more opportunities to young Italians now than they did before.

Serie A sides have long been accused of not taking enough changes on Azzurrini, amidst the national team’s declining fortunes, but Di Biagio – who recently guided the U21s to Euro 2017 – claims he is “fishing more” for talent in the top flight.

“Euro 2017? It was an objective to reach,” he told Radio Uno.

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Thursday October 27 2016
Arsenal were close to Locatelli

Milan reportedly turned down an impressive offer from Arsenal before Manuel Locatelli became a Serie A sensation.

The 18-year-old midfielder came up through the youth academy and has been given his big chance following captain Riccardo Montolivo’s torn ACL.

He took full advantage, scoring two ferocious goals against Sassuolo and Juventus.

According to Calciomercato.com, Locatelli had been very close to joining Arsenal over the summer.

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Monday October 24 2016
Galliani: ‘Donnarumma will stay’

Adriano Galliani is “convinced” that Gianluigi Donnarumma “will be a Milan player for many years.”

The 17-year-old goalkeeper is a rising star of Italian football, pulling off a match-winning save against Juventus on Saturday to further bolster his reputation.

“I think he’ll be the heir to [Gigi] Buffon in the national team, though Buffon is still a great goalkeeper,” Rossoneri CEO Galliani told Tiki Taka.

“I hope and I’m convinced that he’ll be a Milan player for many years to come.

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Monday October 24 2016
Serie A Team of Week 9

Juventus managed to hold onto top spot but Roma and Milan are coming up fast on the rails, as Dave Taylor selects his top XI from Week 9.

Gianluigi Donnarumma [Milan]

What a prospect and still just 17. He was tested from the first minute, dashing off his line when needed, pulling off superman saves and generally being a real force at the back. Kept his best for last as he somehow tipped away to safety a 25-yard belter from Sami Khedira. Awesome.

Nicola Maksimovic [Napoli]

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Monday October 24 2016
Montella: 'Locatelli could play'

Vincenzo Montella says young goalscoring hero Manuel Locatelli 'is fresher' than the other squad members and could start on Tuesday versus Genoa.

"If possible, I would like to make one change to the team and no more, excluding the goalkeeper, the Coach continued in his pre-match press conference.

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Monday October 24 2016
Montella: 'Benatia was offside'

Vincenzo Montella has assured that the controversial decision to rule out Medhi Benatia’s goal for Juventus against his Milan side was the correct one.

The Rossoneri defeated the Old Lady 1-0 in Milan on Saturday evening, leading to further talk of an unexpected Scudetto push. But what does Montella think of such speculation?

"Honestly a Coach needs goals and to think big," The ex-Fiorentina man told Radio 1. "What I know is that tomorrow is particularly difficult, the opponent [Genoa] are very competitive at the moment.

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Sunday October 23 2016
Milan revitalise Serie A

Juventus capitulated at San Siro as Milan gave hope both to themselves and the rest of Serie A, writes Richard Thomas.

Milan’s 1-0 win over Juventus on Saturday breathed new life and interest into what many believed was already becoming a dull and predictable Serie A title race. Victory for the Old Lady at San Siro would have extended Max Allegri’s team’s lead at the top of Italy’s top flight to eight points, a huge advantage for such an early stage of the season.

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Saturday October 22 2016
Galliani: 'Milan teenagers decisive'

Adriano Galliani said Milan’s win over Juventus proves their focus on Italian youth has paid off and revealed a Sulley Muntari treat.

It was a victory decided by 18-year-old midfielder Manuel Locatelli and the last-gasp save of 17-year-old goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.

The CEO spoke to Milan TV and joked about the incident where Donnarumma was kicked in the head by Miralem Pjanic.

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Saturday October 22 2016
Locatelli: 'What did I do?!'

Manuel Locatelli struggled to “realise what I’ve done” after his astonishing strike earned Milan’s 1-0 victory over Juventus.

“I still haven’t quite realised what I’ve done,” the 18-year-old said on Mediaset Premium after the final whistle.

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