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Serie A’s top four race gets fiercer; Can AC Milan survive?

We've not witnessed a very competitive Serie A season as the 2020/21 season in a long while. Although the winner of this season's title is all but confirmed, the race for places in the top four is heating up and Juventus are not favorites for anything. Juventus have owned the Serie A for a long while but Antonio Conte's Inter Milan have proved a hard nut to crack and will eventually wrestle the Serie A title from the grips of the Old Ladies. Inter Milan currently lead Serie A with 79 points, 13 points above the defending champions who have been forced to settle for a fight for a place in the UEFA Champions League next season.  Juventus currently sit fourth with 66 points and have the likes of Atalanta, Napoli, AC Milan, and even Lazio to contend with for a place in the top four. ...
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Milan place huge price tag on Leao to ward off interests

AC Milan forward Rafael Leao has caught the eye of some Premier League outfits, one of which is Everton and they are interested in signing him.  However, the Italian outfit has warned the Toffees alongside other interested parties that the player is not for sale unless a bid of €50m is tabled for the forward this summer. Leao joined AC Milan in 2019 from Ligue 1 outfit Lille for €28m but struggled at the start. His fortunes at the club have improved with the 21-year-old currently having 6 goals and 5 assists to his name in 23 Serie A games thus far in the ongoing season. This means that he can still add to his numbers before the end of the 2020/21 football season. READ: Man United have all but secured a second-place finish Calciomercato claimed that the Serie A giants belie...
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Is it finally time to end Juve’s Serie A dominance?

A good number of fans have been hoping for a shift of dominance in Serie A in recent years. Will this be the case at the end of the 2020/21 season? The question is a very difficult one to answer and it has been proven over the years in Serie A. Juventus have wholly dominated the league and there has been nothing that both old and new rivals have been able to do about it. We've seen cases where the other title contenders in the Serie A start the season like a house on fire only to falter when the pressure peaks and Juventus have an easy stroll to the defense of their title. Well, with the way the season is panning out in Italy, we may see a change this year, and what better time than now? This is arguably the best time for other big teams in Serie A to take the battle to the Old...
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Maldini – Ibrahimovic is on the same level as Van Basten

AC Milan legend Paolo Maldini has claimed that Zlatan Ibrahimovic is on the same level as Marco van Basten due to the similarities he has seen between the two players. It's no more news that AC Milan had some brilliant attacking talents in their ranks in the past. When they were dominant in the 1980s and early 90s, Van Basten led the line for the Rossoneri in style and scored a whopping 125 goals in 201 appearances. Very few have been able to replicate his numbers although his career was cut short by injury. Ibrahimovic is another forward who has impressed for AC Milan in his two spells at the club. He made a return to Italy in January and is playing his part to ensure a surprise league triumph for the Rossoneri since 2011 when he led the scoring chart under the management of Mass...
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AC Milan interested in signing Luka Jovic

Reports suggest that AC Milan is interested in securing a deal for Real Madrid striker Luka Jovic. The Serie A outfit need an offensive player and have identified the Serbian as a target. Luka Jovic's Real Madrid career hasn't gone off yet as expected with the 22-year-old seeing limited minutes and is behind Karim Benzema in the pecking order. Meanwhile, the striker has been the subject of weird news reports in recent times. He reportedly broke his heel after falling off a wall in Belgrade and this resulted in him being diagnosed with an extra-articular fracture in the calcaneus bone of his right foot. “He’s somewhat depressed and afraid,” Jovic’s father said after the incident which affected the player mentally. READ: Aliadiere warns Guendouzi over his conduct at Arsenal Ho...
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CAS orders Milan’s Rafael Leao to pay Sporting €16.5m in damages

AC Milan forward Rafael Leao has been ordered to pay €16.5 million to former side Sporting Club for the unilateral termination of his contract in 2018. The ruling was made by Portugal's Court of Arbitration for Sport -- Tribunal Arbitral do Desporto (TAS). They also ordered the club to make a payment of €40,000 to Leao for the practice of moral siege. Sporting initially requested for a €45m compensation while the Portuguese forward had demanded a payment of 100,000 in damages. On May 15, 2018, members of the Sporting team with players, staff, and personnel inclusive were attacked at their academy by a group of 40 persons claiming to be supporters. As a result of the attack, nine players canceled their contracts including Portugal Under-21 star Rafael Leao. READ: Kolarov – Italians...
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Arsenal contact Milan for Franck Kessie but face competition from West Ham

Arsenal are keen to strengthen their squad and are understood to have shown interest in AC Milan's Franck Kessie but will face competition from fellow London club West Ham Kessie first joined AC Milan from Cesena in 2017 and has established himself as an important first-team player for the Rossoneri. He has also amassed 35 appearances for the Ivory Coast senior team and finished as joint-top assist provider in the Africa Cup of Nations last year. According to Corriere Dello Sport. Kessie is being monitored by both London clubs and a transfer tussle could take place before the end of the January transfer window. The 23-year-old's valuation is £20m. AC Milan have struggled this season and sit 10th in the Serie A but Franck Kessie has been one of their standout players thus far in his p...
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Begovic joins Milan on loan

Bournemouth goalie Asmir Begovic has joined AC Milan on loan until the end of the season. Reports suggested that the clubs agreed a deal on Saturday with the Serie A side eager to boost their options in goal. Begovic had 18 months left on his contract with the Premier League club having spent the first half of the season on loan to Azerbaijan outfit FK Qarabag. READ: Barca line up Setien as Valverde replacement with sacking expected tonight Meanwhile, Milan allowed Pepe Reina to join Aston Villa on loan. This meant that they had to get a back-up for Gianluigi Donnarumma.
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AC Milan target three Premier League goalkeepers in a bid to replace Reina

Pepe Reina is set to leave AC Milan for Aston Villa on a loan deal until the end of the season with an option to make the deal permanent. Therefore, the San Siro outfit is reportedly in the market in search of a new backup shot-stopper behind Gianluigi Donnarumma. Three Premier League goalkeepers have been identified by Paolo Maldini and Zvonimir Boban as replacement according to a report from Milannews.it. GET THE LATEST FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS FOR TODAY Live Football Streaming Over 1.5 Goals predictions for today BTTS Tips for today The likes of Burnley's Joe Hart, Bournemouth's Asmir Begovic, and West Ham's Lukasz Fabianksi are possible targets for the Rossoneri. Reina, 37, is leaving the San Siro having spent one-and-a-half years at the club. He made just 13 appearanc...
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AC Milan consider loan move for Andreas Christensen

According to reports in Italy, AC Milan are considering a move for Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen. The Italians are in the market for a new center-back and have also been linked with Barcelona's Jean-Clair Todibo recently. However. negotiations between both parties about a loan deal for Todibo have stalled, forcing Milan to turn their attention to Chelsea's Andreas Christensen. READ: Rodgers – Maddison will not leave in January The Denmark international has struggled to nail a starting spot in Frank Lampard's team this season and could be offloaded if the right offer is received for his services. According to Sky in Italy, the potential deal will see Christensen leave Stamford Bridge on loan with an option to buy. The 23-year-old has not had action in the Premier League s...