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QUOTE (Rossoneri7 @ Aug 4 2019, 05:22 PM) *
Cutrone had to be sacrificed to fund the Leo transfer. Leo is a great partner for Patrik, he is tall, has good skills and can create space. I like it already.

Bennacer is an excellent purchase as well, Milan have done two good moves there.

Think this season will be one where Milan is finally challenging for a 2nd or 3rd place on the podium. Not taking anything away from Napoli, inter, Roma or Lazio; but Milan finally seem to have a strong squad to challenge for the same.

Hmm, I don't think we're as good as Napoli or Inter.

Add to that those teams have kept the core group of players relatively the same, especially Napoli, while we're once again undergoing a lot of changes, not to mention a coach who has a style of play that none of our players are used to playing

Cutrone was sacrificed. don't know if I'm really all that happy about it either, I don't know enough about Leao to make that determination. I think it's pretty clear at this point that we're going after players who could have potentially high resale value.

Still, I think for us to be sure things for a top 4 finish, we need another mid and a proper SS who can support Piatek.

Correa talks have died down, while we're not linked to any midfielders with the type of profile we need. If Suso is going to be our starting AM that sloves things a bit, but I don't think relying on that would be a smart strategy for us as it could easily backfire.

Right now, Paolo and Boban really have to concentrate on selling as well. Especially Silva, this is the last summer we could potentially get decent money from his sale. Another bad year and we won't be able to get anything substantial out of him.
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Bennacer made official this morning btw

I'm really liking the new social media stuff from the official club pages, we're finally in the 21st century
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QUOTE (Fillipo Simone @ Aug 4 2019, 10:49 AM) *
Suso was very good. Worst player on the pitch was Musacchio. He's not to be considered a starter IMO.

I hear Kessie is wanted by Arsenal and Spurs but we set a hefty price tag. Also Hakan wanted by Galatasaray and Leipzig for 20M [FI/Milannews]. Thoughts?

Oh and yes, the Boban-Modrić story continues on in Croatian media.

Yeah, Suso has been really interesting in that AM position, If Giampaolo can manage to convert him into a trequartista successfully, we'd have that position set. Suso is so creative, his issue is pace, but maybe he can pull off the AM position better than the winger position under the guidance of the right coach

I think 40m is the right price for Kessie, if we can get that out of some gullible English club we should jump on it. I don't think he can evolve into the player we need him to be at this point

As for Hakan, I'd keep him. He's versatile, he's creative and he's a hard worker. I actually like him a lot, just wish he was more consistent

And honestly, can we really sell anymore mids? With talk of Kessie and Biglia being on the market if we manage to sell them, I don't understand how we can replace them adequately at this stage of the window


Re Modric, is there anyone reliable in Croatia who's saying this could happen? Because to me it's pure fanatasy football stuff at this point
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we really need to come out of the gates swinging. 9 points before the Inter game is a must...

And that November schedule is brutal
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Posted on: Jul 28 2019, 08:47 PM


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Not going to contradict you about Bennacer, because I'm not sure, we'll see

You make a good point and I'd agree, had we not just spent 30m on a Portuguese kid who only had a singl good season in the French league.

Add to that, there's talk that the Correa deal is stalling because of this, which is worrying. We need a proper SS, so all this is making me a bit weary


Btw, anyone watching the friendly against Benfica? I have to say we look decent so far
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Posted on: Jul 28 2019, 04:26 PM


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QUOTE (Fillipo Simone @ Jul 28 2019, 03:38 PM) *
Selling Kessie seems unlikely because there have been no rumors of any kind linking him to someone or even suggesting he'll be leaving.

Still not sure why you guys are so positive. Compete for the 4th? Maybe, but we have so many unknown variables that we might finish 4th if opposition (Roma and Lazio) allow us, or we might finish 8th or 9th. Leoa? Correa? Duarte? Bennacer? Krunic? Complete shots in the dark, beside Correa. What we need is stability and experience, someone who can contribute and perform with continuity. Up until now none of our players comes to mind beside Romagnoli.

Oh and yes, Giampaolo is a question mark as well. First time at a big club after years of (mostly) Serie B football. Has a tendency to make his teams unpredictable and drop form unexpectedly, something in the lines of that old hack Spalletti y'all used to adore some time ago.

Hmm, true. You have a point, a lot of things could easily turn out pear shaped for us.

I think so far we've made a lot of risky moves for young players, and I fear that we're mostly just looking at these players with an outlook for what their potential price could be a few years down the line.

But still, I think we've made some good moves that improve on what we had last season. Bennacer for me is someone who I think is going to be a huge asset going forward. Leao and Duarte are complete shots in the dark but they're going to be back ups so I'm not too worried.

And yes, I agree that we lack experience, it's what I want in the midfield tbh, someone with experience and quality who can make the difference, don't know who that could be at this point but it's what I think we need to make everything click

Agreed about Giampaolo as well, but sometimes you just have to have a bit of faith on these things. He's definitely a more astute tactician than Rino who took us to a single point away from 4th, so I'm hoping that extra bit of know how will put us over the edge
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QUOTE (Forza Milan! @ Jul 27 2019, 04:54 PM) *
Yup. I believe we can compete for the 4th spot, but it will be tough, hopefully the mercato is not over. Assuming we get Leao, Correa, and Duarte, then I agree that midfield is our biggest weakness.

BTW, I believe Bennacer is a done deal, meaning he has already signed. All is missing is an official presentation, but that will wait until he comes back from vacation.

As for Leao, I have some concerns but opinions are generally positive.

I'm thinking this from the stand point of assuming that we'll wrap up the Bennacer, Correa, Duarte and Leao deals in the coming week or so. Although there does seem to be complete radio silence on the Correa negotiations, but I'm hoping it's because all is concluded and there is nothing left to report until they announce it

So with all that i mind, and assuming we've signed those players with only official announcements left to follow, I think we're covered in all areas aside from midfield. If we manage to bring in someone of quality to play either in the center of midfield or instead of Kessie, then I think we'd be set and have a pretty good squad going into the season

QUOTE (X-Offender @ Jul 27 2019, 06:41 PM) *
Yes yes, we do. I never said we're fine as we are. We need another quality mezz'ala, a CB, and at least two strikers (assuming both Cutrone and Silva will be sold).

Personally, I'm more than fine with Musacchio starting games. I rate him, and if this Duarte guy can act as Zapata's replacement, then it's all good (also waiting for Caldara to return sometime).

What we need to do is sell Kessie. This guy is a huge hinderance, and I can't see us going anywhere if he continues to be a pivotal element of our midfield. Not sure with whom we're being linked in midfield anymore (last name I read was Praet?). Too bad we lost on the Barella deal. For him I would have sacrificed anyone in our team.

And as for attack, if we sell Cutrone and Silva, and sign Correa and someone else I think we're set.

I agree re the defense and attack. The midfield is worrying, both due to Kessie and the injury issues we have in that department

As thins stand our midfield will looks as follows

Bennacer--Biglia--Kessie


That's still pretty weak imo. Let's not forget how crucial Bakayoko was last season as well

And from what I read about Bennacer, he's much better on the side rather than in the centre where you have to be a lot more disciplined.

We don't really have anyone who can fill in for Biglia. And Kessie imo is a major weakness especially in Giampaolo's system

So ideally we need someone who replaces Kessie as a starter imo

We actually could play like so, with Hakan and Paqueta being interchangeable. But I don't know, could be a bit too attack minded

Hakan
Bennacer--Biglia--Paqueta


QUOTE (Forza Milan! @ Jul 27 2019, 07:05 PM) *
I think Kessie and maybe even Hakan can do better in Gaimpaolo's system. More structure and clarity in the roles. I realize it may be wishful thinking, but ...

Nah, Hakan maybe, but I actually think Kessie will be even more exposed in a system like Giampoalo's where you have to be smart to carry out what's required of you. Kessie, is terrible at keeping the ball moving quickly and that's what Giampaolo wants from his teams. Last season I wanted to pull my hair out every time he lifted the ball off the ground to pass to somene close to him instead of making a simple quick pass.

QUOTE (X-Offender @ Jul 27 2019, 10:24 PM) *
Nah man, Kessie is just thick. He's not good enough. We should sell him ASAP while his value is still around the 30M mark and there are some English clubs interested.

Agreed. We need to try to offload him to some English club that's stupid enough to give us good money for him


Right now aside from the midfield, I really am curious to see who else we'll sell. Cutrone is gone, Silva has a foot out the door, but Suso, Castillejo, Kessie, Laxalt could all be moved on for decent money, so we should be working on that front especially on the Spaniards, who don't really fit into the system we'll use
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Posted on: Jul 27 2019, 03:00 PM


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QUOTE (Forza Milan! @ Jul 26 2019, 08:26 PM) *
Just checked, the only source I could find talking about a Leao deal is Goal.com (link). However, I have given up on both them and CM (not at all reliable, particularly this mercato). Nothing on MilanistiNonEvoluti or SpazioMilan (which have been more dependable in recent times). Also, the goal.com story says "very close to", not a "done deal". Given all the news we got this summer, there is a huge difference between the two :-)

EDIT:. SpazioMilan has Leao as a done deal. OTOH, Goal.com, CM, and DiMarzioNews still have this as "close" or "very close" (not "done deal"). No mention on @NonEvoluto.

I agree we need more strength midfield, but I still think getting an SS is higher in priority. I agree 100% on Zapata, would like to understand the reason we did not renew. Solid player. (Not as concerned about the others we let go, except maybe Abate.)

EDIT: one theory on why we did not keep Zapata (from another forum). We would need to pay him 2.5M or more (net), so he would cost us 5M per year and (most likely) would have no resale value. OTOH, Duarte is going to cost us ~12M and we would pay him closer to 1M, so ~6M a year (assuming a 3 year contract) with the potential for a decent resale value. Think FFP.

All of these moves are coming out of left field. I honestly don't think even Di Marzio has any grasp on what's really going on at Casa Milan until it's bsaiclly almost done

The Silva move to Monaco collapsing has really screwed us over. Hopefully we can ship him out for good cash ASAP so we can make more moves. I'm actually excited about Correa, because he has the kind of profile we lack, but on the other hand this Leao kid looks average even on a youtube highlight real. 35m for him seems insane to me. I'd much rather have seen us try to go after a good midfielder with that kind of money rather than a kid who's only had a decent season in france. Looks like another Andre Silva to me

As for Zapata, I highly doubt he's going to be getting anywhere near the money at Genoa that he did with us. I'm sure they could have negotiated for a smaller pay packet that he would have accepted. Seems short sighted to me that we would let him go and open a can of worms that we could have avoided.

Anyway, let's see what this Duarte has to offer. I hope that at least 50% of these moves we're going for will come good

QUOTE (Forza Milan! @ Jul 27 2019, 03:31 AM) *
Apparently, Cutrone's transfer to Wolverhampton is a done deal (SpazioMilan and GdM). 18M plus bonuses. Still not official, Di Marzio's track record is pretty good, but other sites (like CM) still have him as "real close".

Sad to see him leave, but I don't think he wanted to sit on the bench for most of the year, and the prevailing opinion is that his potential is limited. Also, we need the plusvalenza for FFP and the funds to get players that fit Giampaolo's system. Hopefully Silva will be out as well soon.

Interestingly, Correa jumped back to 85% on SpazioMilan's "borsino" (earlier today he had dropped from the 90's to 40%), a possible indication that deal is contingent on he sale of either Silva or Cutrone. Leao is at 60%, Keita and Demiral 30%.

BTW, Correa scored earlier today against Real Madrid (Atletico beat them 7-3). Just a pre-season game, but this looks like a "wake up call" for Zidane. I hear that Modric's performance was not that great, so I am hoping that this will increase our (rather small) chances of getting him.

I'm not even letting myself think about Modric. I think chances of that happening are pretty slim and we shouldn't waste time on him when it's pretty much impossible and we need a creator in that midfield

QUOTE (Fillipo Simone @ Jul 27 2019, 09:16 AM) *
Sad to read Cutrone will be out. I don't think moving to the Wolves is a right direction for him, but well.. We're losing a player with heart and sole, someone who could work his @ss off and still perform, unlike Borini. Still not convinced Piatek is any better or worth the sacrifice.

Han - you are completely right with Zapata. IMO letting both Zapata and Abate go was a mistake; only time will tell if this mistake is something we will pay for.

Oh and what's the status with our loaned players? Especially Locatelli?

Borini is a good utility player imo, and always gives his all, it's when he's asked t play in technical roles that he loses all my support. But he really pulled us out of a couple of jams last season especially when he played LB or LWB

Locatelli became Sassuolo's outright this summer

QUOTE (Danny @ Jul 27 2019, 12:57 PM) *
Competitive in what sense? Fighting for 10th spot? In which case I firmly agree.

(IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif) Don't think it's that bad Danny

But with he squad as is (adding Correa , Bennacer and Leao to the equation) I still don't think it's enough.

The midfield is what's most concerning to me. The strikers won't score if we cannot get that midfield to function properly. We need a proper mezalla imo.

Bona, Biglia, Hakan and Paqueta are out most creative players in this area, 2 of them are unreliable in terms of injuries and let's not forget that Paqueta is still learning the ropes. While Hakan will be Hakan. I think it would be a fatal error to go into the season with this midfield

QUOTE (X-Offender @ Jul 27 2019, 01:27 PM) *
4th.

I still think we need that little extra something to be sure of making that. Roma, Lazio and Atalanta will all want in on that so we need to make sure we have an edge on them, and right now, we don't imo
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Posted on: Jul 26 2019, 08:15 PM


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This as well apparently

Milan are very close to signing Flamengo central defender Leo Duarte for €11M, according to the reliable
@aleaus81


Anyone know anything about either him or Leao?
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The Correa thing dragging is strange considering it was done just a few days ago and now after the Silva fiasco with Monaco (FFS!!) it seems to have stalled

And now it's being reported as breaking news that we've signed Rafael Leao from Lille for 35m(!!!)

40m for Correa and 35m for this guys who I've never even heard of? Seems crazy to me. Either the Correa deal collapsed along with Silva's or we're selling both Silva and Cutrone and trying to replace them with potential high risk/high reward players that could be worth a lot more in a few years

I still think the midfield is lacking a lot. x-off I get what you meant 2 pages back about having the bodies, but the quality is very low imo Paqueta aside. Kessie has zero brain cells, Hakan blows hot and cold too often, Suso only playsuntil christmas and shifting him centrally could even damage that good spell, Biglia is a walking injury, same with Bonaventura. Krunic looks promising but I can't see him being anything more than a rotation mid. Bennacer definitely looks like a great move and will bring in a new dynamic to our midfield, but imo we sttill lack that one real quality guy who can make all these pieces we have link up


Also, just want to add that letting Zapata go is still one of the worst mistakes we made this summer. Keeping him would have saved us the trouble of going into the market for a CB. He was reliable, a great example in the dressing room and someone who never complains about lack of playing time. Now they're barking up the Juve tree again for one of their players...
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I read that Simeone used him as a right midfielder in a 4-4-2. So that could be part of the reason for those stats

What I like about him is that he's a pure SS with great speed and dribbling in tight spaces. He's the kind of player we lack in attack.

The 40m+ price tag makes me apprehensive, especially when we've been told that we don't have the ability to just splash cash around due to FFP. And then to just drop that kind of money on a striker... When the midfield is the more concerning area is a bit worrying. Let's see what happens.

I still think we need another CB and 2 more mids, especially if Suso/Hakan/Biglia and Cutrone are sold
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QUOTE (Forza Milan! @ Jul 21 2019, 09:15 AM) *
I suspect this may be fake news (so far all signings have been under the radar). In any case 50M is the ask, I read somewhere Milan is willing to pay 35M and no more. The Veratout saga seems to indicate M&B will not go over what they believe the player is worth (a refreshing change from the M&F days).

Edit: opinion on Correa varies from worthless (hardly scored any goals at Atletico) to great potential as SS. But 30-35M is the most he is worth.

A few more items floating in the media and on fan sites:
- linked with Modric, and Modric does appear to be leaving RM (Hazard just took his number). I think this is a real long shot, but ...
- the search for a central defender continues (may end up paying lots of money to Juve)
- possible sale of Suso to Roma, but Roma wants a swap and we are not interested in the players they are offering
- possible sale of Cutrone to EPL
- Merda appears to be in meltdown mode already


FWIW, if we are really selling Suso, Giampaolo's comments shows how you approach this (as opposed to Conte slamming half of his team, and Zidane slamming Bale). The moment you tell the world you are not interested in a player, the value takes a nose dive.

Not 100% happy if Cutrone leaves, but he needs regular playing time or will not develop. If we keep him on the team as a sub he will lose value.

Agreed re Correa's price. We could get Everton from Gremio for that kind of money and he looks like a complete gem to me

I think the Modric stuff is BS. Why would he come to Milan and does he really have 3 to 4 years of top level football left in him tha would justufy this from our end? I don't think so tbh.

Re Suso, it seems like we asked for Zaniolo or they pay the buyout. Good move. Either one is great for us imo, I don't think Suso is worth that or Zaniolo

Looks like both Cutrone and Silva are on their way out, so not only will we need to practically replace an entire midfield unit, we'll also have to replace nearly the entire attacking line if all these things happen. Just seems strange that we would change so much and with a relatively small budget to operate within as well

QUOTE (Forza Milan! @ Jul 21 2019, 09:57 AM) *
Non Evoluto says Correa news is being spread by Mendez
(link)

Hmm... Don't know, Di Marzio and Manu Baio are the ones reporting this, they're usually pretty on the money

QUOTE (X-Offender @ Jul 21 2019, 04:33 PM) *
Andre Silva to Monaco for 30M seems like a done deal. The player has already left Milanello. Excellent news.

As for Correa, seems like we have a deal with the player. Now to reach an agreement with Atletico, who ask 50M but we're not willing to spend more than 40M.

No idea how good this guy is. Never heard of him before. From the clips on YouTube he seems promising, but obviously there's more to it than that.

Great business if we can get get that kind of money for Silva after the last 2 mediocre years. At least we only lost 8m or so on him.
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Yes, such sad news re Miha. Wishing him a full recovery.

What are your thoughts about this Correa story (The A. Madrid one not Lazio)?

I mean he's a good player, but not 50m good... Hopefully it's just paper talk and not much else, we can do so much better with that kind of money imo
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QUOTE (X-Offender @ Jul 9 2019, 12:43 PM) *
Depends who we buy and sell this summer. Wouldn't be surprised if he was a starter for us, maybe replacing Kessie.

So, thus far we have signed Theo Hernandez and Krunic. And all of our previously mentioned objectives seem out of reach.

Help?

I don't think so, we lost a lot of players, and we're trying to sell Biglia as well. Our midfield is thread bare. Empoli's midfield last season looked very good accordion to what I read, it was the attack that really let them down and pushed them down to Serie B. Still I don't think Krunic is meant to be a starter. Maybe he'll be a revelation who knows, but I don't think that's the current plan.


It's still early, Giampoalo has only had a couple of days to assess the players, and going by what was said in the presser, he'll evaluate in training and management will base their decisions on who comes and goes on Giampaolo's request after he's had time with the players
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QUOTE (Forza Milan! @ Jul 8 2019, 02:18 PM) *
Linked with Capanni. Apparently he would get some time with the Serie A team. Thoughts?

No idea who he is or what type of player he is.

Krunic made official today btw. Good rotation player imo
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QUOTE (Rossoneri7 @ Jul 6 2019, 08:42 PM) *
Is Kessie still at Milan? If yes, will he be sold?

Yes, and last I read that is the intention. I don't see how we'll get what we want for him though...

Man, I don't understand how Juve and Inter make big money for their fringe players and we can't even sell our starters for decent sums

QUOTE (Danny @ Jul 7 2019, 12:30 PM) *
How can he be sold. He's not our player.

Yes he is. His 2 year loan is up and we were obligated to buy him outright at the end of it. So yes, he's ours.

Now it's mostly a matter of if we can make back the 30m or so we spent on him and get something extra in return. If something along those lines is offered. He's gone
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QUOTE (Forza Milan! @ Jul 4 2019, 07:41 PM) *
What I heard is Bennacer would fit as a regista Most opinions seem to be relatively positive, but there are questions on his ability to defend.


I do not see us linked with any SS. I see talks of using Silva or Suso in that role. Cutrone does not sound like a good fit as SS. Interesting article on Silva, BTW.

Now that I've read up on him and seen some vids, he seems like he's very similar to Barella for example, I even saw a stat chart thing where their numbers are virtually identical.

We'll see, I still think we need to at least make one top signing for the midfield. We've lost a lot of players in there, and even though most of them were useless to us last season and didn't play, the lack of players in there who the coach could trust when we were hit by a lot of injuries hurt us a lot.

So signing players from Empoli and Fiorentina to replace the like of Bertolacci and Monto is well and good, but what are we going to do to replace the loss of Bakayoko? And not to mention addressing the lack of creativity and vision in that middle of the pitch? Paqueta is our only really forward thinking mid, and for me he's more of a crafty player rather than a purely creative one. And we need both types. Especially in a 4-3-1-2

I hope we won't be relying on either one of those in a 2 striker system that's for sure

QUOTE (Danny @ Jul 5 2019, 10:30 PM) *
Aw God, just when I thought it couldn't get worse, Andre f*cking Silva comes back.

Nah. I think we'll sell him as soon as we get a decent offer.
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QUOTE (Forza Milan! @ Jul 4 2019, 06:46 PM) *
More rumors of a potential acquisition, this time by Qatar.

I'll believe it when I see it at this point. I can't see us being lucky enough to be bought by some sheik
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Anyone know anything about Bennacer? Seems like we're very close to signing him

With all the departures from the midfield, we're going to need at least 2-3 new players in there

Let's not forget we lost the lynch pin of our midfield in Bakayoko and it seems like we're shopping Biglia around as well, so there' a lot of work to be done for the mid, not to mention that we need to look into a second striker that can compliment Piantek
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QUOTE (X-Offender @ Jun 26 2019, 09:37 AM) *
I think you're talking about Krunic there.

Well that shows my clear lack of knowledge on that... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sleep.gif)

QUOTE (Forza Milan! @ Jun 28 2019, 05:08 PM) *
And we are officially out of EL (link). This was supposed to be part of an agreement that buys us some time to meet FFP targets, but only the exclusion has been announced.

We basically excluded ourselves to give the new management time to fix the mess that our finances are thanks to B & G and the Chinese

QUOTE (Danny @ Jun 28 2019, 09:00 PM) *
The fact Milan have been barred from UEL (would have been UCL had we made it) barely makes a ripple now.

Same way Chelsea's transfer ban wasn't really considered relevant by anyone.

In three days we're building a new stadium, possibly demolishing San Siro and we're barred from Europe and literally no one cares.

Oh how we've fallen (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sad.gif)

I think everyone was sort of expecting it as the rumours about us being in talks with UEFA to pull out have been going around since the end of the season

And honestly, if this allows us to get things in order while also having a bit more lee-way this summer to operate on the market, I'm all for it.

The EL is a waste of time anyway

QUOTE (Rossoneri7 @ Jun 29 2019, 02:10 PM) *
No we can't spend freely, it has to be calculated. If Milan gets into UEFA competitions next year then FFP will be an issue again, just that aggregate losses from season 15-17 and 16-18 won't be haunting the club again as the club took its punishment.

At least that's how I understand it.

If the club spends freely now, next year the club faces the same issue all over again.

But I read that this will give us a lot more breathing room on the transfer market this summer...

I understand that we won't be breaking the bank, but from what I understand this will definitely give us room to flex much more than we would have been had we stayed in
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QUOTE (Danny @ Jun 24 2019, 09:37 PM) *
In case anyone cares, San Siro being demolished.

I don't think San Siro will be demolished. As Scaroni said, the stadium is still the property of the municipality... So I don't know if they'll just demolish it tbh

What he did confirm is that a new stadium will be built and we're still going to be sharing it with Inter
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QUOTE (X-Offender @ Jun 24 2019, 09:54 PM) *
Dumping Kessie would be a blessing, especially since we can sell him for around 25-30 million.

The hottest names we're being linked with right now: Kabak, Theo Hernandez, Torreria, Veretout, Cebellos, Kramaric.

I also read that Rodriguez is for sale, and that Giampaolo wants to relaunch Andre Silva.



That's going to be a hot topic.

Do you know anything about Kramaric?

Is he decent? Last I read he did his medical last week but nothing has been made official as of yet
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QUOTE (Forza Milan! @ Jun 14 2019, 09:34 PM) *
Latest rumor is that Usmanov is close to buying Milan (maybe within a month). Apparently, this came from Top Calcio 24 (Telelombardia), but I could not find any confirmation.

I don't think Elliot want to sell just yet. They want to make Milan a profitable business before they do that.

And I doubt Paolo would have stayed on if there was more ownership upheaval coming our way in the near future
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A bit late, to the mix, does Reddit allow you to do a private group thing?

Let's face it, forums in this form are a dying breed, and Danny is right, we don't know if m1ke will one day get fed up and the lights go off permanently here
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I read that Torreira could be pushing for a move back, but honestly, it seems very unlikely atm

Ceballos and Torreria would definitely be high impact players imo, just can't see them joining this summer.

Reading a lot of rumors that Kessie will most likely be sacrificed. I think it's a good move if we can somehow sell him and get Torreira coming in. But chances of that happening are pretty low imo

Kessie is a beast physically but his footballing IQ is just non existent. I though that he could at least learn to do the simple things better by now, but he's still messing that up even now after 2 full seasons. So if we can somehow move him on and get a high reward for him then we should jump at the chance
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