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Thursday April 20 2017
Zapata: ‘Li will remember my name!’

Cristian Zapata discusses his last-minute goal for Milan against Inter - “Yonghong Li will remember my name!”

The centre-back forced a 97th-minute equaliser over the line in last Saturday’s Derby della Madonnina, completing a Rossoneri comeback from 2-0 down.

“I don’t even know how I got it, I just saw the ball coming in,” Zapata explained to Milan TV.

“Maybe I got it with my shin, a bit of my foot… a bit of everything. These are the games where you fight more and I was fired-up.

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Thursday April 20 2017
Bi-monthly checks on Milan?

It’s reported that Elliott Management will check up on the new Milan ownership every two months, to protect their investment.

Rossoneri Sport Investment Lux, led by Yonghong Li, finally completed their takeover of the club last week, thanks to an injection of €330m worth of capital from the US hedge fund.

This morning’s Gazzetta dello Sport is carrying a report on the deal, breaking down the details of the agreement between Elliott and Li.

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Sunday April 16 2017
Montella's the Man

As Vincenzo Montella starts talks with new owners, Adam Summerton argues L’Aeroplanino has already proved himself ready to take Milan to the next level.

The completion of Milan’s protracted takeover must have been a huge relief to Vincenzo Montella. Whether he’ll miss regular phone calls from Silvio Berlusconi or not I really don’t know, but I can be certain that he’ll be glad to see the back of the uncertainty and speculation that surrounded the club’s future even before he became Coach last summer.

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Sunday April 16 2017
Galliani: 'I went completely mad!'

Adriano Galliani has left Milan, but admits he “went completely mad” at the last-gasp equaliser. “Inter can’t complain.”

The former CEO was a mainstay in the stands at every Serie A game for the last 31 years, but decided not to attend out of respect for the new owners following Yonghong Li’s takeover.

Galliani watched the Derby della Madonnina at a restaurant in Brera, near Milan, with friends and former co-workers.

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Saturday April 15 2017
Milan Derby sells Serie A

There may have been controversy over the kick-off time, but Gaby McKay says the Derby della Madonnina was a tremendous advert for Serie A.

The decision to move the Milan derby to 12.30 local time didn’t go down well in all sectors. Keen to capitalise on the Chinese market with both Inter and Milan owned by investors from the Orient, the Lega Serie A decided on a kick-off that would guarantee prime-time in Asia.

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Saturday April 15 2017
Montella: ‘Meeting for Milan renewal’

Vincenzo Montella will meet the new Milan owners “in the coming days” to discuss a contract renewal.

Yonghong Li’s Rossoneri Sport Investment Lux group finally completed their takeover of the Rossoneri this week, and were in the stands for today’s dramatic 2-2 draw with Inter.

“A renewal? In a few words, I think so,” Montella said in his post-match Press conference.

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Saturday April 15 2017
Bacca: 'Derby like a Cup Final'

Carlos Bacca assures Milan “minds were only on the match” during the takeover week. “A derby is like a Cup Final.”

The Derby della Madonnina kicks off at 11.30 UK time (10.30 GMT), follow the build-up and action on the Liveblog.

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Saturday April 15 2017
Pioli makes Milan Derby pledge

Stefano Pioli is not shaken by Inter’s recent poor form and pledged “a fantastic Derby della Madonnina” with rivals Milan today.

It kicks off at 11.30 UK time (10.30 GMT), click here for a match preview.

“We are working hard every day to achieve success. It’s a game that everyone in the city cares about and very important for us too. We don’t want to let our fans down in Italy, in China or all over the world,” said the Coach in a Press conference.

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Friday April 14 2017
Li: Small steps for Milan

New Milan President Yonghong Li has warned that it will take “small steps” for the Rossoneri to regain their place among the world’s elite clubs.

Two years of negotations ended on Thursday as Li’s consortium formally purchased Milan from Silvio Berlusconi, and the Chinese believes the Diavolo must return to the Champions League before they can look further.

“I’m very thrilled and excited to become Milan’s President,” he told Premium Sport.

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Friday April 14 2017
Official: Yonghong Li new Milan President

Yonghong Li has been officially confirmed as the new Milan President after today’s shareholders’ meeting.

The Chinese businessman is the head of Rossoneri Sport Investment Lux, which completed its takeover of the club yesterday.

Following today’s Press conference, there was a shareholders’ meeting to officially appoint the new board and Li has been confirmed as the new patron.

Han Li, is also on the board along with Lu Bo, Renshau Xu, Roberto Cappelli, Marco Fassone, Marco Patuano and Paolo Scaroni.

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