Thursday, August 25, 2016

AC Milan Midweek Transfer Updates (Thursday, August 25, 2016): Milan Closing On Palisic, Romagnoli Not for Sale

There's some interesting development in this last few days of the summer transfer market for AC Milan as Rossoneri continue their search for new midfield players that can be deployed by Vincenzo Montella. The latest name being mentioned is young Chelsea midfielder, Mario Pasalic, who spent last year on loan with Monaco, though he didn't managed to finish the season playing with them due to back injury. Pasalic has the technical and tactical tool to play Montella's type of football, but his current fitness condition will be evaluated thoroughly by Milan before they signed the midfielder on loan.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Analyzing AC Milan's 3-2 Win Over Torino

AC Milan started off their new season with a thrilling 3-2 victory over Torino, in a game that filled with many positives along with some negatives which is still common considering its just the first fixture of Italian Serie A. It was definitely an interesting match in the end, though that tie can easily turn into a comfortable rout for Rossoneri, but it seems that their lack of fitness level along with that classic mental issues somewhat troubled them near the end. Now lets try to divide the positive along with negative aspect that can be seen from Milan's Serie A opener.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Jose Sosa Looking Forward to Give His Best for AC Milan

New AC Milan midfielder, Jose Sosa, might not be someone that sparks enthusiasm of all Rossoneri fans, but he could very well be the player who can help Vincenzo Montella immediately transmitting his football idea on the pitch. Having the experience of playing with Bayern Munich, Napoli, Atletico Madrid and also Besiktas, the Argentinian did have some problems at the early stage of his career before eventually blooming during his last two years. Now, arriving to Milan at 31-year-old, Sosa hopes that he can transmit his recent maturity and experience to help the Red and Black squad getting back into European football.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

AC Milan Midweek Transfer News (Wednesday, 17, 2016): Milan Signed Sosa, Keen on Diawara

AC Milan's attempt to bolster their midfield have been hitting some problems recently, but they eventually set out their mind in grabbing former Besiktas, Napoli and Atletico Madrid player, Jose Sosa, who supposedly arrived in a 7.5 million euro deal. The midfielder will be wearing the number 23 jersey and is keen on transferring his experience and give his best for the next two years with Vincenzo Montella's side. Already linked with the player since early days of calcio mercato, it wasn't until Milan's offer for Rodrigo Bentacour got rejected by Boca that Rossoneri finally opted to get the player that Montella recommended. 

Thursday, August 11, 2016

AC Milan's Midweek Transfer Update (Wednesday, August 11, 2016): Rossoneri Negotiating for Bentacur

There's still more than a week before Italian Serie A finally start its first fixture and AC Milan continue to work their way in the market, especially following recent preliminary agreement which should provide more insurance in terms of funds for Rossoneri. Nevertheless, after Gustavo Gomez's arrival, Milan still haven't confirm any other names, although there's one interesting midfielder who the club are currently negotiating, he is Boca Juniors' talent, Rodrigo Bentacur, who has also been scouted by several teams, including Juvenus who actually have an option for him following their previous deal for selling Carlos Teves to the Argentinian Club.

Friday, August 5, 2016

AC Milan Confirmed Preliminary Agreement and Gustavo Gomez Signing

The long awaited and delayed preliminary agreement for AC Milan's sale to a Chinese consortium have officially been done today, in a sudden rush. This once again prove how fans should not just swallow every rumors being thrown out of the media, especially when those minor reports arriving only because the press were not receiving any latest info. Anyway, Rossoneri's preliminary agreement was confirmed by the club's company owner, Finivest, issuing an official statement which basically said that Silvio Berlusconi along with representative from China, Han Li have signed an agreement for Milan's sale worth 740 million Euro.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

AC Milan's Transfer Update Friday (July 5, 2016) : Milan set to Sign Gustavo Gomez

Returning with all the latest rumors and news regarding Rossoneri's transfer, following Villarreal rejection over AC Milan's proposal to sign Mateo Musacchio, Milan seemingly set their sights in acquiring Paraguay international defender, Gustavo Gomez. The defender reportedly set to have his medical later this Friday after the Red and Black squad agree to pay just over seven million Euro for his service from the player's current club, Lanus in Argentina.

Montella Pleased With Milan's Performance Despite Defeat Against Chelsea

AC Milan suffered their second preseason defeat, this time falling into a 3-1 defeat against Chelsea in the ICC friendly tournament. However, that result doesn't necessary painted the whole picture of that tie as Rossoneri actually played pretty good for at least 70 minutes. That positive outing was praised by Milan head coach, Vincenzo Montella, who admitted that he is happy seeing how his players continue to show progress  in their attempt of playing football with his philosophy. 

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

AC Milan's Wednesday Transfer Update (August 3, 2016)

Another midweek of transfer update for all AC Milan fans as I have finally find a little bit of time to share some insights and media reports regarding Rossoneri's transfer situation. Nothing much aside from rumors obviously, let's just start with the potential arrival section first.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Milan Boss, Montella Not Thinking About Uncertain Market Situation

Rumors about uncertain situation regarding AC Milan transfer situation due to current potential take over deal which is still stalling apparently doesn't give too much concern for Rossoneri head coach, Vincenzo Montella. Speaking to the media right after their friendly defeat against Liverpool, Montella stated that he won't be forced to think about speculative situation as he is focusing on working with what he got for now. Nevertheless, the tactician remain optimistic with everything as he is in direct contact with the club and already have clear ideas of what he wants.

Milan Suffered First Preseason Defeat Against Liverpool

AC Milan picked up their first defeat in preseason after being beaten 2-0 by Liverpool this weekend in ICC tournament. Rossoneri made some changes compared to their previous penalty shoot out win over Bayern Munich and that new setup, notably up front didn't seem too effective, notably up front where head coach Vincenzo Montella tried Luiz Adriano as center forward flanked by M'baye Niang and Suso. Niang was less effective playing wide compared to the time when he was leading the front line against Bayern.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

AC Milan Weekend Transfer Round Up (July 30, 2016)

Here is another weekend transfer rumors round up for AC Milan and notably Milanisti out there, nothing official as just yet but there's some slight updates both in the potential departures report along with arrivals. This names are the ones who were strongly reported by the media this past days, so there might be other possibilities in the coming weeks. 

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

AC Milan See Off Bayern On Penalties In Preseason Friendly

AC Milan picked up another positive result on their preseason friendly as they see off German giant, Bayern Munich 5-3 in penalties after drawing 3-3 during 90 minutes time. After winning 2-1 against Bordeaux in their first friendly game, Milan immediately got themselves a tough encounter which they were able to get through in a positive fashion, despite stating that more improvement is still needed from Vincenzo Montella's men but some good signs can already be seen, notably on the fact that players are looking more confident and comfortable with the ball.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Paletta Enjoying Montella's Different Approach for Milan

Vincenzo Montella's ball possession setup is indeed something rather new for AC Milan players as many of them never really experience such ball dominant training session even in their previous teams. One of those players who are fascinated with the current approach is Rossoneri's defender, Gabriel Paletta, who admitted that although it's something different from what he normally do in preseason training session, but he is enjoying every minute of it. The Italian international he likes this type of approach that Montealla set for Milan as it's fun an enjoyable.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Menez Leave AC Milan US Tour 2016 Due to Injury

Another injury issue apparently troubling AC Milan in this early stage of their preseason as Jeremy Menez is confirmed to be leaving their training camp in the US after picking up a calf injury during training session. Rossoneri announced that news on their official website, adding that the Frenchman will be heading back to Milanello for further examination. Menez will be joining the likes of Jose Mauri, Lionel Vangioni along with Gianluca Lapadula who all are currently recovering from their injury problems.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

AC Milan Weekend Transfer Rumors 2016: Napoli Asked for Bacca to Replace Higuain

The weekend rumors ratter regarding AC Milan started off with Carlos Bacca story as latest report from Italy suggesting that Napoli are now keen on the Colombian striker following strong rumors claiming Gonzalo Higuain is heading to Juventus. Partenopei reportedly have made a 20 million Euro offer plus a player, Omar El Kaddouri for Bacca, but Milan have turned it down as Rossoneri want 30 million Euro or nothing at all. As for the former Sevilla marksman himself, it seems like he won't mind going to Naples as they do offer Champions League football unlike West Ham.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Milan Tricky Start to Their New Serie A Season

AC Milan will have a pretty tough early fixtures in the new Serie A season as they will be facing Napoli on their second match, Lazio in fifth, Fiorentina sixth and Juventus ninth. The Rossoneri's opening fixture itself can be a tricky one as they are playing at home against Torino, which are being coached by Milan's former tactician, Sinijsa Mihajlovic. This tough early games however, could accelerate Rossoneri's transfer process though before the end of August as they surely won't want to have another disappointing season on their hands.

Milan Leaving for US Without Bacca and De Sciglio

In an interesting slight twist, AC Milan squad are heading to their US preseason tour without Carlos Bacca and also Mattia De Sciglio. Notably the bigger news would be regarding Bacca's omission from that called up squad for the states as he has been strongly linked with a potential departure this summer. As for De Sciglio, the player himself is still enjoying his extended holiday following Italy's deep run in Euro 2016 and won't be arriving at Milanello until July 28. From those reasoning, it's very safe for anyone to slightly thinking that the decision to leave out the Colombian international is related with Milan's transfer market.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Kucka Looking Forward to Learn Montella's Attacking Style

AC Milan's Slovakian international midfielder, Juraj Kucka, finally returned to Milanello last Wednesday, after spending an extended holiday due to his participation in Euro 2016. Soon after getting back into training, Kucka spent some of his time talking to the club's official website sharing some of his views, notably about the chance of working with new tactician Vincenzo Montella. The former Genoa midfielder admitted that he is looking forward to get to know more about Montella's attacking style of football, while hoping that he can further improve under the tactician's reign."I just got back and I am eager to understand Coach Montella's training methods and style of play," Kucka explained.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

AC Milan Transfer Rumors 2016: Thursday Report

Several interesting reports regarding AC Milan's transfer being shared by Italian media, from West Ham United's return in their attempt to sign Carlos Bacca along with Rossoneri's quest in prizing up Juan Cuadrado. Talking about Bacca who has just returned to Milanello and was also named for Milan's preseason tour, an interesting update arrived when West Ham via the club's owner son, David Sullivan confirmed that they are waiting for the striker's answer in the next 48 hours.

AC Milan Announced Squad for US Preseason Tour 2016

Before officially leaving for their US preseason tour, AC Milan have announced their squad for that upcoming ICC matches, which includes Carlos Bacca, Mattia De Sciglio along with Juraj Kucka. Those three players have an extended rest due to their participation in Euro 2016 along with Copa America, but seemingly already arrive or set to arrive tomorrow as they will be leaving on July 22. There's also some absentees, such as Jose Mauri, Cristian Zapata, Gianluca Lapadula along with Lionel Vangioni, all due to injury problems.

Milanello Report Wednesday 2016: Lapadula Could Miss USA Tour, Kucka Back With the Team

A concerning news arrived from AC Milan camp as their new signing, Gianluca Lapadula might not be available for the Rossoneri's upcoming US Tour 2016 as his injury apparently quite serious. Reports from Italian media stating that the former Pescara star picked up an ankle injury and has been working separately from the first team in an attempt to recover from his problems. However, apparently the attacker will be needing more time to recover with prediction claiming he might be available for training with the full squad on August 5, which is right after Milan's final game in the USA. 

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

AC Milan Transfer Rumors 2016 : Tuesday Report

There are still not many new things that the media come up with AC Milan's transfer report especially with previous news stating that everything is under stand-by until the preliminary agreement has finally been signed. That situation received another slight delay, due to the latest changes in the negotiation as potential Milan buyer (Chinese consortium) reportedly keen on completing the 100% take over this month. Despite this new talks, all Italian press believes everything will eventually be done later this month.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Milan Lose Jose Mauri Due to Injury

A disappointing news arrived from AC Milan camp as during their early stage of preseason, Rossoneri have to lose their young midfielder, Jose Mauri, who picked up an injury on their latest friendly fixture against Bordeaux. Mauri who came on the second half on that weekend match picked up thigh injury which was confirmed by Milan's official site,"The player Jose Mauri suffered a posterior thigh injury to his left leg during the friendly match against Bordeaux", Rossoneri stated in an official statement.

Milanello Report: Montella Focusing On Creating Milan's Playing Style

Still in the early days of preseason training, AC Milan new head coach, Vincenzo Montella is setting up a serious work as he is expecting to implement a working method and playing style for the Rossoneri.
"Our objectives? We must build a working method and a style of play. And there's the market, of course," Montella stated as quoted on Football-Italia. 
Aside from the importance of transfer market, Montella acknowledge that crafting that certain style of play which can please everyone, notable the fans is important as that's what has been missing from Milan recently. Being known as a tactician with clear ideas about his football, it's no surprise that the tactician is setting his focus more on that aspect.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Montella Happy With Milan's Effort Against Bordeaux

Starting off their first preseason friendly with a 2-1 win, AC Milan head coach Vincenzo Montella was quite happy with what he saw. Although admitting that his team can and must do better, but the tactician was satisfied in how his players immediately tried to take things they did in  training into play. Obviously there's plenty things that can be worked on, but considering it's their first game after early days of training session, Montella doesn't have much complaint.

Milan Start Preseason With a Win Over Bordeaux

AC Milan's reign under Vincenzo Montella starts off in a positive fashion as Rossoneri picked up a 2-1 win over French side Bordeaux in their first preseason friendly. The Red and Black squad netted all of their goals during the firs 45 minutes through Suso's double. Bordeaux pulled one back in the second half after host of substitution being brought into the tie, killing off any control that Milan build during the first half.

Despite being their first ever preseason game, Rossoneri were keen on introducing their new game plan since kick off and there's glimpse of that possession play Montella is keen on having. Nevertheless, it was never going to be executed perfectly considering they are still at an early phase of training session. Still, Milan actually managed to hold the ball well, but heavy legs along with lack some lack of communication in the final third broke down many attacking plays.

AC Milan Saturday Transfer Rumors 2016: Galliani Denied Arbeloa Linked, Milan Battling Torino for Grenier

An intriguing reports regarding AC Milan's transfer progress arrived this Saturday as the media stating that Rossoneri vice president, Adriano Galliani has denied recent rumors linking his team with former Real Madrid defender Alvaro Arbeloa. Previously there's strong rumors arriving from both Spanish and Italian media that Milan have made an agreement to sign Arbeloa for one year with an option for a second one. However, recent report said that Galliani openly denied that probability saying that the ex-Spanish international is not on Milan's plan.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Milan Announced Squad for Bordeaux Friendly

AC Milan have just announced the squad that head coach, Vincenzo Montella set up for their first friendly game against French outfit, Bordeaux next Saturday. Just like previous reports given, several names such as Keisuke Honda, Riccardo Montolivo, Gianluca Lapadula along with Lionel Vangioni won't be flying due to fitness problems. This basically means that Milan are calling up several primavera players into the first team squad, since there are not many available for now, considering there are also other players who are still having an extra holiday following their participation in Euro 2016 and Copa America.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

AC Milan Transfer Update : Rossoneri Looking to Seal the Deal for Musacchio and Zielinski

Reports from Italian media suggesting that AC Milan are looking to finalize the deal for two players this weekend, Mateo Musacchio (Villarreal) along with Piotr Zielinski (Udinese). Renown local paper in the country, La Gazzetta  Dello Sport claimed that Rossoneri vice president, Adriano Galliani, who has been in Spain since Thursday is set to hold another meeting there with Villarreal representatives and offer 25 million Euro to finally snatch the center back.

Milanello Report: Milan Without Montolivo, Lapadula for First Preseason Friendly

Latest reports from Milanello stating that AC Milan will be missing more players outside of those who participated in Euro 2016 and Copa America for their first pre-season friendly against Bordeaux this upcoming Saturday. According to Italian media, Milan will be flying to France without the likes of Riccardo Montolivo, Keisuke Honda along with two new signings, Lionel Vangioni and Gianluca Lapadula, who are are having physical issues.

Analyzing AC Milan's Transfer Target for 2016/2017 Season

Rumors regarding AC Milan's potential transfer targets for this summer continue to drag on with media adding up more names as days gone by. However, fans must understand that not all of the names being mentioned in the media are true since aside from random rumors, this naming might also be an attempt done by agents or people related in the transfer market to push players' price or pedigree so they can attract more suitors. Nevertheless, let's try to analyze the potential truth or credibility about the available rumors and grade it by numbers from 1-10:

Milan Looking for A New Color under Vincenzo Montella

AC Milan's decision in appointing Vincenzo Montella as their new head coach is not a surprising thing all for me, as ever since showing strong affection towards Montella's playing style sometime around two-three years back, I somehow knew that he will eventually get the role as Rossoneri boss. Many fans might just figured out that the former Italian international striker was a childhood Red and Black fans with Marco Van Basten as his idol, albeit didn't get the chance to play with Milan as a player, now Il Aeroplanino is set for something much bigger in current Rossoneri future.

Being the coach of AC Milan has become such intriguing role, especially after series of changes which haven't occurred since quite a while during Silvio Berlusconi era. My memories have to go back during 1996-1999 for this merry go round in managerial position happens. Having too many changes certainly bring many uncertainties within the club, especially for the players who have now struggle to find any sort of confidence in their performance. This is why Montella's arrival now turns into such massive moment for Milan, as if he is able to do well, things might finally turn bright for the Rossoneri.