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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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Sunday January 14 2018
Milan: 'Suso not for sale'

Milan wrote on their official website that Suso “won’t be sold even for €80m, while Lucas Biglia, Nikola Kalinic and Manuel Locatelli are part of the project.”

Suso was in the headlines with reports his old club Liverpool wanted him back as a replacement for Philippe Coutinho.

“Milan were very clear in the summer with Suso: We won’t sell you even for an offer of €80m,” wrote the club in its Press coverage section.

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Wednesday January 10 2018
Kalinic rejects China move

Milan striker Nikola Kalinic has rejected the idea of joining Fabio Cannavaro’s Guangzhou Evergrande, according to reports.

The Croatin striker joined the Rossoneri on loan from Fiorentina in the summer, with an obligation to make the deal permanent at the end of the season.

However, his performances have been disappointing so far with just four goals in 17 Serie A games and only one since October.

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Friday January 5 2018
Kalinic back for Milan-Crotone

Nikola Kalinic is back in the Milan squad to face Crotone tomorrow afternoon, but Ignazio Abate misses out.

It kicks off on Saturday at 14.00 GMT, click here for a match preview.

Kalinic had been ruled out of last week’s 1-1 draw with his old club Fiorentina due to an ankle injury.

The Croatia international has shaken that off and is back in Gennaro Gattuso’s squad, though it remains to be seen if he’ll be in the starting XI.

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Wednesday January 3 2018
Report: Kalinic rejects China

Nikola Kalinic has reportedly rejected the chance to play in China as he bids to make a success of his time at Milan.

According to Corriere della Sera, Chinese clubs are prepared to pay whatever is necessary to bring in Kalinic, but the striker is keen to remain a Milan player “at least until June.”

The 29-year-old joined the Rossoneri from Fiorentina on loan with a €25m compulsory purchase option last summer.

However, he has scored just four goals in all competitions and has been the subject of whistles from Diavolo supporters.

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Tuesday January 2 2018
Kalinic on road to recovery

Milan hope to have Nikola Kalinic back against Crotone on Saturday, but there are problems for Ignazio Abate and Marco Storari.

The final game before the January break is on Saturday afternoon at San Siro.

Kalinic missed the draw with Fiorentina last weekend due to an ankle injury he sustained in the 1-0 Coppa Italia Quarter-Final victory over Inter.

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Sunday December 31 2017
Milan reasons for optimism

The Rossoneri haven’t started the season as they’d have hoped, but Luca LaPorta sees reason for optimism heading into 2018.

After a tough last few months, and a coaching change that saw Vincenzo Montella fired and replaced by Primavera coach and Milan legend Gennaro Gattuso, the Rossoneri end off a tough and disappointing 2017 on a somewhat positive note, clawing back a point away to Fiorentina.

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Saturday December 30 2017
Kalinic shows off ankle scars

Some accused Nikola Kalinic of faking injury to avoid facing old club Fiorentina, so the Milan striker showed the damage to his ankle.

The game kicks off at 11.30 GMT, click here for a match preview.

The forward was meant to visit his old hunting ground of the Stadio Franchi for the final Serie A game of 2017, but is not even in the squad.

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Friday December 29 2017
Donnarumma returns for Milan

Gianluigi Donnarumma is back in the Milan squad, but Nikola Kalinic is out for the trip to Fiorentina.

The 18-year-old goalkeeper missed the Coppa Italia win over Inter in midweek, with his brother Antonio taking his place.

However, Gattuso said in today’s Press conference that he thought the Italian international would be back, and he’s in the squad for tomorrow’s Fiorentina game.

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Friday December 29 2017
Gattuso: ‘Milan still have problems’

Gennaro Gattuso warns Milan “had and still have” problems, but the win over Inter “allows us to work more calmly”.

The Rossoneri have lost their last two Serie A games, but took an extra-time victory over their city rivals in the Coppa Italia on Wednesday night.

“We know the problems we had and still have,” Gattuso said in his Press conference ahead of tomorrow’s Fiorentina game.

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