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Wednesday October 12 2016
Montella: 'Montolivo almost irreplaceable'

Vincenzo Montella has rued the loss of Milan captain Riccardo Montolivo, stating he is 'almost irreplaceable'.

The 31-year-old is out for six months after suffering a cruciate ligament injury in Italy's 1-1 draw with Spain last week. The Rossoneri are looking at options to replace him but Coach Montella described to Corriere della Sera the importance of Montolivo both on and off the field. 

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Saturday October 8 2016
Montella: 'Montolivo irreplaceable'

Vincenzo Montella admits Riccardo Montolivo is “almost irreplaceable,” but Milan won’t change system after his ACL injury.

The midfielder ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament during Italy’s 1-1 draw with Spain and underwent surgery this morning, ruling him out for five to six months.

“We are very disappointed for Riccardo, because he was in fine form,” Coach Montella told Milannews.it.

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Saturday October 8 2016
U21: Milan's Locatelli called up

Milan talent Manuel Locatelli has received his first call-up to the Italy Under-21 side for the clash with Lithuania.

The 18-year-old scored his debut Serie A goal in last week’s 4-3 win over Sassuolo at San Siro.

The midfielder has now been called up by Coach Gigi Di Biagio for the Italy Under-21 side.

Locatelli had been with the Under-19 team in Portugal, but today will be with the Azzurrini for training.

On Tuesday the Under-21s will play Lithuania in Kaunas, the final qualifier for the European Championships.

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Monday October 3 2016
Agent: ‘Locatelli is like Pirlo’

Manuel Locatelli’s agent describes the Milan youngster as “a little Andrea Pirlo” after his performance against Sassuolo.

The 18-year-old scored his first Rossoneri goal to help his side to a 4-3 win and was so overcome that he was in tears in a post-match interview.

“We’re very happy,” Stefano Castelnovo confirmed to MilanNews.

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Sunday October 2 2016
Montella: 'Milan strong mentality'

Vincenzo Montella admits to being “moved” by the Milan comeback to beat Sassuolo 4-3, especially as 18-year-old Manuel Locatelli scored.

The Rossoneri had taken the lead, then gone 3-1 behind before an epic fightback to win at San Siro.

“President Silvio Berlusconi congratulated us. The team wanted to dedicate this win to him in the week of his 80th birthday,” the Coach told Mediaset Premium.

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Sunday October 2 2016
Locatelli: 'I can't believe it!'

Manuel Locatelli was practically in tears after scoring his Serie A debut goal for Milan aged 18 in a 4-3 thriller against Sassuolo.

“I dedicate the goal to my family, my parents, my brother and sister and all those who believed in me,” the visibly moved teenager told Mediaset Premium.

“This is a moment every child waits for and I still can’t believe it. When I heard the shout from the crowd, I couldn’t believe it, I just started running and it was all true.

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Friday September 30 2016
Galliani ‘satisfied’ with Milan progress

Adriano Galliani says he is “satisfied” with Milan’s progress, Carlos Bacca “reminds me of Filippo Inzaghi” and Riccardo Montolivo “can coexist” with Manuel Locatelli.

Galliani was speaking to Premium Calcio ahead of Milan’s game against Sassuolo in Serie A at the weekend as he branded the Neroverdi “a bogey team” among other things.

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Friday September 23 2016
Milan starlet to get new deal?

Italy Under-19 international Manuel Locatelli will reportedly sign a new contract with Milan “in a matter of days”.

According to Tuttosport, Locatelli “has earned the esteem” of Milan Coach Vincenzo Montella, so much so that he is said to have moved above Chelsea loanee Mario Pasalic in the pecking order, making two substitute appearances this season.

The midfielder’s current deal does not expire until 2018, but the Rossoneri are keen on tying him down to longer and more lucrative terms.

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Saturday May 14 2016
Galliani: 'Ibrahimovic unaffordable'

Milan CEO Adriano Galliani discussed Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Mario Balotelli, Manuel Locatelli and Europa League qualification.

The Rossoneri host Roma this evening while Sassuolo take on Inter, follow all tonight’s games on the LIVEBLOG.

This weekend Ibrahimovic confirmed he is leaving Paris Saint-Germain as a free agent, so is he heading back to San Siro?

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Thursday April 21 2016
Serie A Week 34: Did You Know?

Dries Mertens hat-trick hero, Lazio's Juventus taboo, Inter make it a Marassi treble and Francesco Totti enjoys another career first in Susy Campanale's stats.

Dries Mertens got only the third Serie A hat-trick of the season after Fiorentina’s Nikola Kalinic away to Inter and Suso for Genoa against Frosinone. The last treble Mertens netted was when PSV Eindhoven conquered VVV-Venlo 6-0 on September 30 2012.

Napoli enjoyed their biggest Serie A victory since another 6-0 over Pescara on October 11, 1987. The Partenopei are the fifth side in the history of Serie A to score at least 70 goals in four consecutive campaigns.

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