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Rossoneri7
Posted on: Sep 18 2022, 08:21 PM


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Milan a solid start, with threats coming from left middle and right ? Life without Leao isn?t that bad, I like what Im seeing so far.
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Posted on: Sep 18 2022, 01:25 PM


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QUOTE (CrazyMilanFan @ Sep 18 2022, 04:23 PM) *
Udinese 3-1 inter


I am pleased to see that!

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Posted on: Sep 15 2022, 05:44 PM


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Maldini, yesterday was asked on the status of Leao?s renewal.

His comments: We already started talking a long time ago, with Rafa, Bennacer and Kalulu. I always believe that what the player wants counts for a lot in these situations.

If I?m not mistaken, I think this means its more likely Leao will leave this summer and possibly Bennacer, if they dont agree a renewal before then.
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Posted on: Sep 6 2022, 10:18 PM


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An intense match!

Milan had chances and RB Salzburg had chances, a draw was a fair result considering Milan is not in accustomed to CL tempo as of yet.

I was impressed with Milan?s goal, started with CDK?s pass to get out of a pinch in Milan?s half then Bennacer pushed it forward quick to Leao and Salaemakers closed it off. A brilliant display.

I?ll take this draw considering the opponent was more than capable of taking all three points tonight. Though some of Pioli?s changes were questionable, I don?t doubt playing every 3 days is gonna take its toll on this team and introducing fresh legs is what allowed Milan to hang on and push hard till the final whistle. Let alone giving those that worked their socks off a breather, noting the packed schedule.

P.s. this Dest kid is an interesting player, his cross to Origi was on point. Give hik some time and he could be worthy of challenging for that RW slot!
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Posted on: Sep 4 2022, 04:19 AM


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QUOTE (han2503 @ Sep 4 2022, 12:02 AM) *
The Bennacer and Leao renewals are the first big tests of this new ownership and how serious they are about taking us back to the top


Yeah, about that. Gazidis in his latest interview stated that the new owners Redbird will continue with the same strategy Elliott had going. And supported the current Milan management?s strategy of living within the clubs means.

I believe this is an indication that the salary cap will remain enforced and a war chest of a transfer budget is off the table.

I wouldn?t hold my breath here.

P.s. I do hope the management are able to reward their star players with contracts that match their talent/level. So us fans may enjoy them for longer, before they inevitably move on.
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Posted on: Aug 30 2022, 06:24 PM


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QUOTE (han2503 @ Aug 30 2022, 09:10 PM) *
Terrible, terrible first half...


I wouldn?t call this terrible, the team is playing with a lot of chemistry. Pobega is showing he can hold his weight, while Magic Mike was spectacular in keeping a clean sheet (hint hint penalty).

Milan cant find space as the opposition is cautious, and that is the main culprit here. But I think in the 2nd half things could get interesting with subs.
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Posted on: Aug 23 2022, 07:38 AM


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QUOTE (han2503 @ Aug 22 2022, 10:53 PM) *
Btw, Krunic's injury is apparently serious, so if the situation at midfield was dire before now we're at def con levels. We simply have to bring in someone decent for that position


Someone will come in, the team can not depend on just Bennacer and Tonali.

There is still time to close a deal.
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Posted on: Aug 19 2022, 03:29 AM


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Milan seems set to keep Gabbia and with the return of Kjear, the defense is not a priority anymore.

A midfielder of a certain calibre would come in, with Bakayoko leaving the club.

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Posted on: Aug 3 2022, 09:38 PM


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QUOTE (X-Offender @ Aug 3 2022, 02:32 PM) *
This, one million times.

Whoever comes as Kessie's replacement should be someone reliable but willing to warm the bench for the majority of the games. Tonali-Bennacer is our future.


Indeed!

And that type of player is available, who the player is is a mystery to only us. I have a conviction that Maldini and co have a shortlist of players they like. A CB and CDM will be added I believe, be that loan or outright purchase, that is a technicality the club has to manage. However for us fans, the mercato is still open and who knows what their next move could be.
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Posted on: Aug 3 2022, 11:18 AM


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It is somewhat of a disappointment, but nevertheless I believe Maldini and co have shortlisted names for midfield. They work behind closed doors and have not commented on any rumor thus far, which makes me feel at ease that what they got cooking is a player that adds value to the team.

Plus, I believe Bennacer should be given a first team role and the incoming player someone who rotates with Tonali and Bennacer. So in a way, I see Sanches not coming as giving more responsibilities to our Algerian talent.
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Posted on: Jul 31 2022, 09:13 PM


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A good showing from the team. Chemistry is so good. The team clicks and moves as a unit.

Form is not a constant, there will be ups and downs. But overall the team did well.

As for individuals, is still too early to judge. The team as a whole was in great form.

Next game is the season opener against Udinese.
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Posted on: Jul 30 2022, 01:24 AM


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Both a CB and a CDM will be brought in. The targets identified and Maldini/Massara are discussing/negotiating behind the scenes.

This CDK soap opera teaches us an important lesson in how they go about their business. I would not expect them to act on impulse. They have a main target and a fall safe target. They know what elements is needed in building this team as they know what the coach needs.

The more I zoom out and look in I see teams like inter digging deep holes in their balance sheet, while Milan are building a fortress of a balance sheet.

I like the way the dup are working.

@han Re- Messias signing, I honestly believe he deserves it. He is a player that doesn?t complain, keeps his head down and works for the team. Last year he was an outsider, this year he will be very much familiar with how to team functions and will be an asset for sure in providing quality/depth. Not a ballon d?or contender for sure but a great option to have coming off the bench.

Sales? I think with Kessie, Romagnoli, and Castillejo gone Milan have done enough. Saelemakers isn?t that bad, I don?t mind him at all. And now with CDK and Origi, he has a small Belgian community going for him. He most definitely will come in handy if you clock in the amount of games the be played + injury/fatigue factor. He would give that additional cushion for squad rotation. Don?t think Milan will be shipping him off. Even if Ziyech does come.
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Posted on: Jul 29 2022, 12:07 PM


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QUOTE (han2503 @ Jul 28 2022, 12:06 PM) *
Btw R7, re Renato. I find it hard to believe that PSG want a player and wouldn't just complete the deal especially when the price is low because of an expiring contract. I don't know of it is us, them or the player holding up the deal. We'll see how it ends but I haven't completely lost faith that we'll bring him in. If we get him and CDK. I think we're good in midfield and attack. Ziyech would be a luxury signing and would make the messias signing even more of a head scratcher. Especially with Alexis still on the books


I read comments from Albertini when he was questioned about Milan?s transfer activities, he stated that Maldini and Massara started from a while ago and dont act on prematurely. So if the CDK deal closes, I have a strong feeling the Sanches deal will follow along with that Spurs CB.

Think the players already have an agreement, its just Milan negotiating for transfer fees that fit their budgets.

With Ziyech, he is either an alternative for Milan or Milan seriously want to bolster the front line, (Rebic, Leao, CBK, Ziyech, Origi, Giroud, etc) that is serious fire power.
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Posted on: Jul 21 2022, 12:01 PM


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Messias and Saelmakers are great options to have when your roster has either CDK or Ziyach or both.

This summer things are rather quiet at the HQ. But I remain optimistic as the club havnt even reacted to either positive or negative rumors. Which means there are moves being done, what we are being fed is media crap that only reveal the tip of the iceberg.

Take Sanches for example, the media keeps spinning things like his preferred destination is PSG, when the player himself has not come out publicly to state that.

I leave this with you to decipher the codes in the media as I give up on reading anything they spit out until Maldini himself comes shoulder to shoulder with the respective player and a contract in hand.
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Posted on: Jul 19 2022, 07:33 AM


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QUOTE (han2503 @ Jul 14 2022, 10:59 PM) *
Still think we need another CB R7. Gabbia is just not a viable backup. And no, it shouldn't be just anyone. Either bring in a young player who is promising, or at least an experienced Serie A player. Gabbia should be loaned, we've see him stunted for the past 3 years now because he's not seeing enough minutes. Send him to a mid-table Serie A side to get good time under his belt and then we can re-assess

Midfield we've lost Kessie. And although he was pretty average throughout last season, it's still a big hole to fill, Adli is an attacking mid, at most a CM, he cannot play in the double pivot imo. Pobega I'm still not sold on and we cannot put the entire burden of the midfield on Tonali and Bennacer. The schedule is going to be super tight because of the ridiculous WC in the winter so we need an extra mid. Whether that will be Sanches or someone else, I do not know, but we need another player in there who is just as good as Benna and Tonali

Re the transfer market. I can understand why everyone is getting frustrated. We've already wasted June with the will they/won't they management renewal saga. Now we've been reading "Milan one step closer to X player" for weeks on end with nothing happening. We're a month away from the start of the season and we're still staring at the potential of starting the season with f@cking Messias and Alexis on the right and no AM to speak of while playing a system that uses an AM...

I thought we'd be quick out of the blocks this summer but we've basically done nothing so far aside from a free transfer. It is worrying that we're still haggling over 5m differences as well. How many players are we going to lose because of this?


Yes i agree, Gabbia should be loaned out for sure. A decent backup to Tomori/Kjaer/Kalulu, Serie A proven is preferred here.

For midfield, I dont know I think Pobega would do well to get some minutes and European exposure. He is a youth product and a kid I liked what he showed at Torino last season. If Bakayoko leaves then there is room for one more.

For the AM, CDK seems imminent to arrive. However for RW, I am not sure if Ziyech will come on loan or the club will bring in someone else.


The slow maneuvering was due in most part to the renewal of Maldini/Massara as Paolo stated that they will recover lost ground. But the budget is still tight despite winning the Scudetto.

I remain optimistic, but wont dream of a Mr X just yet.
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Posted on: Jul 18 2022, 06:13 AM


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CDK waived good bye to Club Brugges after the game yesterday.

He is destined to leave with Milan in an advanced position to pick him up for ?30 + 5 bonuses.
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Posted on: Jul 13 2022, 08:40 PM


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QUOTE (han2503 @ Jun 3 2022, 12:05 AM) *
Kalulu assisting today with the France U-21s

With a CB coming in for big money this summer. We need to seriously consider shifting Kalulu to RB

Calabria has been a great servant to the club, and he's one of my favourite players. But he's never going to get to the level needed for CL imo. He's a good Serie A RB, one of the top 5 imo. But Kalulu has so much more to offer imo.


With Gabbia and Caldara gone on loan (or is Gabbia staying? Not sure), Romagnioli also left.

Id say promote Kalulu as CB/RB, versatility is handy here and he proved his weight in gold last season. Plus Milan have Florenzi for RB.

For CB Tomori Kjaer and Kalulu are solid, maybe bring in someone to sit on the bench. The Botman saga, though I am saddened Milan didnt get him, I am equally happy so Kalulu can grow more with the team and get some European experience next season. Kjaer is solid and so is Tomori.



With the defense sorted out like that, and just a fodder player needed. The weight of the budget should go to the RW, could it be the CDK might not come? Yes it could, and could it be a bad transfer window? I highly doubt it. With nee ownership, there has to be a statement signing. Hence I am calm here.

For midfield, as much as I appreciated Sanchez?s performance in the last Euros, and for which he would serve Milan?s playing style very well. I believe both Bennacer and Krunic are good. Add to that Adli, who will most likely challenge for a place.

P.S. I see a lot of negativity surrounding Milan?s transfer activity, but I full in trust in Maldini to get the job done. News and rumors from left/right/center, but Milan do not comment. They just leave it be and work behind curtains till the job is done.
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Posted on: Jul 1 2022, 07:52 PM


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QUOTE (han2503 @ Jul 1 2022, 07:13 PM) *
I pray that that will not be the case FFS!!

Let's try to do all the major business in July and have all the important players available to Pioli for most of pre-season.


Another thins, the Lille president said that the only offer for Sanches has been from a "beautiful European club" and that PSG have not made any sort of approach for him, neither formal or informal. So I don't know. I really hope we can get this over the line. Sanches' Instagram activity has mostly pointed at him coming to Milan, practically liking every post from our players and Rafa also replied to one of his post with the red and black dots. So I really do hope that this is all just media BS trying to connect non-existent dots because some of the Lille management have moved over to PSG.

I'm very happy to see this management renewal saga finally behind us. Let's hope for a less stressful transfer window.


Give me Sanches, Ziyech, CDK and I will offer a puppy to the football gods



That last part is the cruelest han (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif)

But in all honesty, with Maldini onboard I am more confident in how the summer will pan out. Regardless of the targets. The top top priority is the AM and RW positions, secure those and then find a CM and CB. For CM I believe Bennacer should not be neglected, so bringing in someone like Sanchez (whom I was impressed with at the Euros and would definitely suit Milan well in the CL) would only serve to push Bennacer for a transfer out of the club.

That said, I would keep trust in Maldini to produce a team worthy of elevating Milan.

Today we celebrate Maldini, who is the person all fans find synonymous to Milan. This especially during this transition of ownership (yet again).
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Posted on: Jul 1 2022, 07:51 AM


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Climax of Scudetto on the last day, renewal of Maldini on the last day, ?. This trend continues, then Mr X on the last day (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif)
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Posted on: Jun 29 2022, 09:38 PM


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Reports Maldini and Massara have signed extensions till 2024.

Then no signing done yet.

Then Milan miss out on Botman as he heads to Newcastle for medical.

Then Maldini and Massara signing imminent.

Then PSG enter the picture to sign Sanchez.

Then Sanchez only want Milan.

Then minority shareholder skyblue or whatever files lawsuit against Elliott for disclosing info on Milan without their consent to Redbird. Stalling takeover.

Then Sanchez wants PSG and not Milan.

Then Maldini and Massara leave headquarters of Milan without signing.

Then Gazidis comes back to Milan headquarters after taking a leave which started after Milan won Scudetto.




I wonder what tomorrow will bring?
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Posted on: Jun 22 2022, 11:42 AM


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Paolo and Massara signed renewals with Milan.

Official communication expected today.
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Posted on: Jun 21 2022, 10:23 AM


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Scaroni stated that the change of ownership is the reason for the delays. He indicated that he is not worried about Maldini and Massara renewals. He also mentioned Gazidis will continue at least till his contract is up in November.

Di Marzio concurs that Redbird is the main reason for the delays. However is confident Maldini and Massara will remain, once their ccontracts are signed the transfer activity will speed up. He further goes on to mention an alternative to Sanchez, Enzo Fernandez of River Plate. Maldini/Massara prefer Sanches, however if PSG are persistent they will move to plan B and C. With regards to Enzo, Benfica and Wolverhampton have already bid for the player, but he is waiting for Milan as his priority.


What I can gather here is that the club has plan A, B and C. If one doesn't work they already identified another a while ago. Hence it is not a 'scrapping from the bottom of the barrel' or scavenging for a stop gap.


This is elevating news.
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Posted on: Jun 17 2022, 10:13 PM


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Bennacer is an essential element to the team.

Being offensive both in fullbacks and the attacking trident, Milan need a Bennacer type tracking opposition, killing counters and restarting plays. Yes he had been injured and whatnot, but that is part and parcel to an athletes life.

It is imperative that these reports are rebuffed by offering him assurances he will retain a starting role.


Also, wheres that Adli kid gonna fit in and is Milan bringing back Pobega? Think with the Sanchez like and those two, its gonna be a tussle for Bennacer to receive such assurances.
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Posted on: Jun 17 2022, 04:42 PM


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Latest updates:

- Bennasser is unhappy at loosing his starting position at Milan and United are preparing a second offer to sign him.

- Maldini and Massara renewals are in danger due to Gazidies given wider authority on behalf of new owners. Negotiations with the pair of directors are very difficult.

- Leao is close to signing a contract till 2026 worth 6M.

- Botman is keeping his stance firm in rejecting Newcastles offer to him. He will only listen to Milan.


Of course news reports change from day to the next, hope all is cleared with Maldini and Massara. I see these two as the true heroes of Milan?s success. It would be sad if Milan dont renew Maldini, the house of cards could crumble, as he keeps the lantern shinning to be inherited to next generation of legends.

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Posted on: Jun 16 2022, 10:17 PM


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Also something very important to take note of ? Milan closes its financial year on June 30.

So taking into account the prize money and CL participation money, it will be a positive year end for Milan.

Transfers could very well happen after June 30th so as to present Uefa with a fortress balancesheet depicting positive cashflow and a profit, but tainted by outflows for signings could very well be the reason only Origi is most likely to sign before July 1st. All other targets could be closed post that date.
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