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AC Milan keeping the door open for Gianluigi Donnarumma

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 05:33:00 PDT

With the saga of Gianluigi Donnarumma's AC Milan future in question, Gab Marcotti looks at how the club can keep him around. After a whirlwind few weeks that saw four new signings arrive at AC Milan, Gianluigi Donnarumma's contract decision last week brought matters to a grinding halt. The Rossoneri were ready to build around the 18-year-old and to make him the face of the club, but all that changed when CEO Marco Fassone made the announcement that Donnarumma had chosen not to renew. What followed couldn't have been predicted. Donnarumma faced a fierce backlash from supporters, while influential figures, both past and...

Ronaldo, Donnarumma don't have "player power" as clubs still in charge

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 09:22:00 PDT

Gab Marcotti assesses Cristiano Ronaldo's future at Real and the theories regarding his reasons for wanting to leave. ESPN FC's Mark Ogden addresses the latest news on Cristiano Ronaldo and looks ahead to his upcoming press availability. The FC panel remark on the continued rumours of Ronaldo's exit from Madrid, and if that means Mbappe would fill his place. Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says you must presume Ronaldo is innocent following tax evasion reports. This may be remembered as the summer of player power. Cristiano Ronaldo, speaking via his minions, says he has made an "irrevocable" decision to leave Spain and Real Madrid. Gianluigi Donnarumma, who only became old enough to legally buy alcohol in Europe last February, turns down a contract extension that would have made him one of the highest-paid goalkeepers in the world. Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil sit tight as their contracts tick down towards free agency at Arsenal. Marco Verratti's...

Transfers: How much would AC Milan's Gianluigi Donnarumma cost?

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 03:45:00 PDT

Gianluigi Donnarumma will leave AC Milan in the coming year. The transfer window is upon us and there are plenty of big-name players who are being linked with moves. But how much would they cost? The CIES Football Observatory research team has developed a unique approach to estimate the transfer value of players. In June they revealed Neymar (€210.7 million) was the world's most expensive player. So what would it cost to sign Gianluigi Donnarumma this summer? For his value, according to CIES, click here.

Milan supporters protest Donnarumma by throwing fake money on pitch

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 01:19:00 PDT

Milan fans throw fake money at Gianluigi Donnarumma at the European U-21 tournament after he refused club's contract offer. Since electing to turn down a contract extension with AC Milan in midweek, Gianluigi Donnarumma has become public enemy No. 1 in the city of Milan. Milan were caught off guard by the 18-year-old's decision and supporters of the Italian giants have been very vocal with their disapproval and frustration at the news. On Sunday, in Krakow, Poland, at the Under-21 European Championships, Milan supporters found a new way to protest and show their displeasure with Donnarumma. How, you ask? Well, by showering...

Donnarumma blindsided Milan in turning down contract extension

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 12:52:00 PDT

Gab Marcotti explains why Gianluigi Donnarumma has not renewed his contract at AC Milan and assesses possible next steps. Gab Marcotti believes AC Milan's recent transfer activity is an indication of their ambitions for UCL placement next season. Ivory coast international Franck Kessie is headed to the San Siro after helping Atalanta to their best ever Serie A finish. It was billed as D-Day. Decision time for AC Milan's goalkeeping wunderkind Gianluigi Donnarumma. Two weeks ago, the club's new director of sport, Massimiliano Mirabelli, met the player's agent, Mino Raiola, in Monte Carlo and laid his cards on the table. Donnarumma's first contract as a professional would make him the highest-paid player at the club. The offer was €4 million a year until 2022, rising to €5m with performance related add-ons: a huge figure for a kid who only turned...

Cristiano Ronaldo wants out at Real Madrid; Donnarumma to Bernabeu?

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 04:31:00 PDT

Mark Ogden isn't overly convinced Cristiano Ronaldo will be leaving Real Madrid after recent reports suggesting otherwise. The football world is awash with gossip! Transfer Talk is monitoring the whispers ahead of all the summer moves. Check out the latest deals and potential deals here. TOP STORY: Ronaldo decides to quit Madrid It was fun while it lasted, but could this be the end for Real Madrid and Cristiano Ronaldo? Well, according to A Bola and Diario Record in Ronaldo's native Portugal as well as Spain's Marca, it could be. Portuguese daily @abola claim Ronaldo has made irreversible decision to leave Real...

Donnarumma's decision disappointing but no player bigger than Milan

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 09:58:00 PDT

Gab Marcotti explains why Gianluigi Donnarumma has not renewed his contract at AC Milan and assesses possible next steps. Gab Marcotti believes AC Milan's recent transfer activity is an indication of their ambitions for UCL placement next season. Ivory coast international Franck Kessie is headed to the San Siro after helping Atalanta to their best ever Serie A finish. The last two months have been a whirlwind of excitement and optimism for AC Milan. From Yonghong Li finally completing his takeover of the club to four new signings arriving in a fortnight, everything was moving in a positive direction. Enter Gianluigi Donnarumma and Mino Raiola, who have opted to reject the Rossoneri's contract offer, and prove that loyalty in football is dead. In Oct. 2015, the largely unknown 16-year-old was handed his Serie A debut by Milan, and to his credit,...

Enthusiasm for Silva signing eclipsed by Donnarumma contract impasse

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 03:36:00 PDT

Andre Silva is AC Milan's fourth signing of this young offseason. When Yonghong Li completed his takeover of AC Milan in May, and CEO Marco Fassone and sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli promised they had a plan to make the Rossoneri competitive again, few, if any, would have envisaged that they would work this quickly to make that strategy a reality. After signing Mateo Musacchio, Franck Kessie and Ricardo Rodriguez in a matter of weeks after the season ended, Andre Silva became the club's fourth new addition earlier this week -- and it's still only...

What Serie A clubs Juventus, Roma, Inter, Milan and Napoli need to do

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 02:11:00 PDT

Ivory coast international Franck Kessie is headed to the San Siro after helping Atalanta to their best ever Serie A finish. Stewart Robson feels the addition of Luciano Spalletti to Inter Milan will do them a deal of good at challenging for titles. Gab Marcotti is skeptical Alvaro Morata will leave Real Madrid, even with AC Milan's new owners looking to make a splash. Gab Marcotti and Stewart Robson break down the latest rumours from Cardiff, including links between Ivan Perisic and Man United. Juventus Since January, Juventus have played a 4-2-3-1 and will recruit accordingly. Signing wingers is now the priority, although Juventus' efforts to strengthen the midfield will continue regardless of the arrival of Rodrigo Bentancur from Boca Juniors. A lot of work was done on signing Corentin Tolisso but Juventus' interest has decreased in proportion with every increase Lyon have made to his asking price. Douglas Costa (Bayern Munich), Angel Di Maria (PSG) and Keita Balde (Lazio) have emerged...

Transfer Talk: Wages keeping Diego Costa from Milan

Fri, 9 Jun 2017 05:45:00 PDT

Chelsea striker Diego Costa wants a big payday to move to Serie A. AC Milan is not keen on Costa's £200,000-a-week wage demands, the Telegraph claims. Milan could go after Andrea Belotti or Nikola Kalinic instead. For more on the pursuit of Costa, as well as other rumours, check out Transfer Talk by clicking here.

Transfer Talk: AC Milan enter race for Diego Costa

Thu, 8 Jun 2017 04:56:00 PDT

Chelsea striker Diego Costa could join AC Milan. Diego Costa's agent has held talks with AC Milan about a move to Serie A following the news that Costa is surplus to requirements at Chelsea, according to the London Evening Standard. For more on Costa to AC Milan, as well as other rumours, check out Transfer Talk by clicking here.

Rodriguez is Milan's latest signing in a busy summer that's only just begun

Thu, 8 Jun 2017 01:39:00 PDT

Ricardo Rodriguez is AC Milan's third signing of the summer transfer window already. It's not even mid-June yet and AC Milan welcomed their third summer signing to the club on Thursday, with defender Ricardo Rodriguez arriving from Wolfsburg. The Swiss international follows Mateo Musacchio and Franck Kessie in joining the Rossoneri, as supporters revel in what could be a defining summer for the Italian giants. While it's one thing aimlessly splashing out money on new signings, it's a completely different story when you're addressing key weaknesses and bringing quality players...

Transfer Talk: AC Milan join Diego Costa chase

Mon, 5 Jun 2017 08:50:00 PDT

AC Milan will reportedly target Chelsea striker Diego Costa. Although Chelsea striker Diego Costa has said he would only consider leaving if he could return to Atletico Madrid, a transfer ban rules that option out and could open the door for AC Milan, the London Evening Standard reports. For more on the pursuit of Diego Costa, as well as other rumours, check out Transfer Talk by clicking here.

Milan's early offseason moves a good start to club's much-needed overhaul

Fri, 2 Jun 2017 12:59:00 PDT

The guys answer your tweets on Ronaldo's impact in the UCL, Morata moving to AC Milan, and picking Del Piero or Totti. Gab Marcotti is skeptical Alvaro Morata will leave Real Madrid, even with AC Milan's new owners looking to make a splash. On Tuesday, AC Milan confirmed the signing of Mateo Musacchio, formerly of Villarreal. That was before coach Vincenzo Montella's renewal was announced on a surprise live social media stream, as the Rossoneri hierarchy began to back their words with action. Three days later, another signing was unveiled when Franck Kessie finalised a move to the San Siro. It's been an exciting week for Milan supporters. Speculation regarding other potential transfer targets has continued to flow. It's been difficult...

AC Milan reached their goal for the season, but now the real work begins

Thu, 1 Jun 2017 12:17:00 PDT

Gab Marcotti is skeptical Alvaro Morata will leave Real Madrid, even with AC Milan's new owners looking to make a splash. With the Serie A season over, it's an opportune time to reflect and assess the year as AC Milan hope it's a turning point moving forward. As with any campaign, there were plenty of highs and lows, but put into context, Vincenzo Montella can be pleased with the season overall as the Rossoneri now enter what will undoubtedly be an exciting summer of transfer activity. HIGHS Securing return to Europe By finishing sixth, Milan booked their spot in the Europa League qualifiers as they ended a three-year...

Transfer Rater: Carlos Bacca to Arsenal, Divock Origi to Monaco

Wed, 31 May 2017 02:01:00 PDT

The latest transfer rumours from around the world. Things change in the blink of an eye in football. The Football Whispers Index takes the latest transfer rumours and gives them a score out of five; the higher the score, the more realistic and reliable the whisper. Here are today's top five emerging whispers for the summer. And keep an eye on Transfer Talk for all the latest gossip. Henry Onyekuru to Arsenal After months of uncertainty, Arsene Wenger has reportedly agreed a new two-year contract with Arsenal. The extension comes days...

Bacca misses great chances as Milan lose, finish sixth in Serie A

Sun, 28 May 2017 10:00:00 PDT

Gab Marcotti is skeptical Alvaro Morata will leave Real Madrid, even with AC Milan's new owners looking to make a splash. AC Milan ended the Serie A campaign with a 2-1 defeat at Cagliari on Sunday, with Fabio Pisacane scoring an injury-time winner for the hosts. Gianluca Lapadula had earlier canceled out Joao Pedro's opener, but with Gabriel Paletta sent off for the fifth time this season and Carlos Bacca missing a penalty, Milan fell to defeat and end the season in sixth place. Cagliari AC Milan 2 1 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Positives Having already secured a Europa League spot, Milan had little to play for on Sunday other than pride. While they had plenty of...

Transfer Talk: Real Madrid's Alvaro Morata ready to star for AC Milan

Thu, 25 May 2017 05:47:00 PDT

Alvaro Morata started 14 games in La Liga and one in the Champions League. Alvaro Morata looks set to leave Real Madrid just one season after returning to the club, with a €7.5m-a-year deal agreed to with AC Milan, reports Gazzetta dello Sport. For more on Morata to AC Milan, as well as other rumours, check out Transfer Talk by clicking here.

Getting back to Europe should be seen as a big achievement for AC Milan

Wed, 24 May 2017 07:24:00 PDT

Paul Mariner and Alexis Nunes discuss Milan's future after Silvio Berlusconi relinquished control of the club. With their win over Bologna on Sunday, AC Milan confirmed their place in the Europa League qualifiers later this summer. Given that this was a well-publicised objective prior to the start of the season, there were scenes of celebration after the game, with Vincenzo Montella hoisted into the air by the players as they reveled in their success. For the most part, Milan supporters would have been delighted to see the Rossoneri return to Europe for the first time since 2014. Although it might well...

Transfer Talk: AC Milan to land Keita Balde, Mateo Musacchio

Tue, 23 May 2017 05:53:00 PDT

Keita Balde has scored 16 goals in Serie A this term for Lazio. AC Milan will look to continue a statement summer haul in the transfer market by beating Juventus to the signing of Lazio forward Keita Balde, reports Tuttosport. The Italian outlet also reports that the Rossoneri are close to clinching the signing of Mateo Musacchio from Villarreal for a fee of around €18m. For more on Balde and Musacchio to AC Milan, as well as other rumours, check out Transfer Talk by clicking here.

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