Mirabelli: “Aubameyang wanted to join Milan”

AC Milan director Massimiliano Mirabelli said that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wanted to join the legendary Serie A club but Borussia Dortmund refused to let go of him.

Judging by Mirabelli’s interview, the Rossoneri might look for more signings in 2018, whether in January or after the world cup in the summer transfer window. A super-star striker might be the only thing AC Milan needs in order to rise again to glory.

 The Gabon international was linked with a return to Milan, the club he left for Saint-Etienne in 2011, but the transfer never came true. Instead, Milan signed Nikola Kalinić on loan from Fiorentina following the arrival of Andre Silva. 

“Aubameyang is a great player. He wanted to come to Milan, but some marriages just don’t happen, for one reason or another,” said Mirabelli via a livestreamed interview.

“Borussia Dortmund wouldn’t sell and that’s the way it went, but he remains a great striker.”

It was a busy transfer window for Milan, who overhauled their squad with the signings of Leonardo Bonucci, Lucas Biglia, Hakan Calhanoglu, Ricardo Rodriguez, Mateo Musacchio, Andrea Conti, Franck Kessie and Fabio Borini.

And Milan have made a strong start to the season, winning their opening two Serie A fixtures after qualifying for the group stage of the Europa League.

Mirabelli added: “I read people say we are missing a winger and a wide midfielder, but we hope that those are the only two things we got wrong! We think we’ve done a great deal, because 11 buys are not easy.

“The team needed to be assembled, so it was impossible to fill it with too many new faces. In any case, January isn’t far away, and we are ready…

“The intention is to open up a new era, so it’s crucial to keep the average age of the squad right. We have medium to long-term objectives, but naturally we cannot think of repeating this transfer campaign.

“We realised that we had to get in there early, thinking some might underestimate us.”

This opens up many possibilites, as players like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have been linked to Milan.

According to “Onda Cero”, the Argentinian will not renew his Barcelona contract and will become a free agent next summer. He has agreed the terms of a new deal but didn’t sign it yet.

On the other side, the portuguese superstar could seek for a new challenge by joining AC Milan and spending the last days of his football carreer at the San Siro Stadium.

Allegri: Mario is just like Ibra

Massimiliano Allegri said that Mario Balotelli is simular type of player to Zlatan Ibrahimovic. He added that if he (Mario) continue like this, he could be even better, as he thinks they both have the same physicality and technique.

Since “SuperMario” joined AC Milan (January), he scored 7 goals in his first 6 matches. If you think that Balotelli could score agains’t Fiorentina in the next match, you could check odds offered by http://topbet.eu/ for that to happen. Mario is for sure important factor of Milan’s project, and important for this season battle for Champions League spot in Serie A.

“He’s similar to Ibrahimovic both physically and technically, but he can get better because he’s playing with continuity here. Balotelli still has to improve a lot as a centre-forward given his potential, but he has all the right ingredients to do it.”

“The squad is young and I’m happy with the work that the club has done. If we get into the Champions League, without having to pre-qualify, it’ll have been a good year. One thing is for sure, if we’re to get where we want to be, we’ll need a lot of points.”

“I’m very happy to be at Milan and hope to stay at this club for the long term. For that to happen we need results so let’s hope the team can give us some satisfaction.”

Urby Emanuelson: “I changed AC Milan”

The Dutch increasingly convincing Allegri has lined up as fullback, middle and playmaker. The next season is back to basics: “the engineering”.

Urby Emanuelson can smile, despite everything. Milan is not doing well, the Shield is slipping away, but the Dutchman is a certainty for Max Allegri. Fullback, median playmaker: Emanuelson is where you put it. And with good results: “With respect to Ajax, as a player I feel that something has changed in me. In Rossoneri’m fine. After an initial phase of adaptation is much better.” The future is Milan. While in the field could come back in defense …

The Milan coach admires him and has never hidden. Dall’Ajax arrived in January of 2011, Urby started with the handbrake on: difficulties on and off the field. This was the season of consecration: “The support from my teammates and the entire society – returns ‘Tuttosport’ – was crucial to my growth.”

This year, Emanuelson has played mostly in midfield and also marked a network, against Parma. The next season Allegri could bring it back to ‘base’ though. The Dutch born left-back, in recent games has been deployed in that role. Perhaps it is no coincidence.

Galliani: “Tevez, Balotelli? I don’t know!”

And ‘an all-out what Galliani talks about injuries, sprint championship, Allegri and Kick-ratio Berlusconi: “We recover someone and now there are no more easy games.”

Championship Manager and Football ra race in a season finale that promises to be intense for many reasons. At its entrance into the Football League in Milan, AC Milan Adriano Galliani has to got to say a few words about the situation of Milan on both front.

“We are recovering some of the players – he explained – the situation is slowly improving. The schedule right now does not mean anything. The games are all worth three points, there are the easiest and less easy.”

Two words, the manager of AC Milan, the reserves for the president Berlusconi and his relationship with coach Allegri: “Berlusconi is back in effect, since he was elected honorary president of the club by our board of directors. In reality, however, not if it had never left. his relationship with Allegri is clear, it is sacrosanct that a president can give its opinion on his team. ”

Miss a lock on the market: “If I hear Ibra? Of course, the relationship is great! If I feel even Balotelli? No, and in any case would not say it! And Tevez? Do not know who …” all seasoned with the usual sly smile.


Ibrahimovic: “I will stay in Milan”

At Milan I’m fine, I can not have more than that. After the holidays I will return to do the preparation with this shirt on,” said Zlatan.
The rumors about the alleged ‘tummy ache’ Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who would be ready to leave AC Milan next season if the club will set up a competitive team in his opinion, were promptly denied by the Swedish striker.
“As we said six months ago I’m fine here at Milan – Ibrahimovic said speaking on ‘Milan Channel’ – I have a contract, I have no thoughts and are determined to finish well this season with the Rossoneri and that of my National.”

“Milan has brought me a smile and the desire to play and it’s my future – said the Swedish striker – I have no reason to say other things, play well because I’m fine here, on and off the field. More so I can not have. After the holidays I will return to do the preparation with this shirt on him.”

Meanwhile, the concentration of Ibra, rather than on the market, is the championship final and the fight for the Scudetto with Juventus … “There are six games in the league – he said – and we will do everything to win, then eventually going to get the money. We are there and we must stay focused, well prepared for each race. All players believe this team can become stronger, but not easy to make now in the market. ”

“Until now the company has done everything he promised and I am happy to stay here – he continued Ibrahimovic – The company, first president Silvio Berlusconi and Adriano Galliani, give me confidence and responsibility and I’m happy. I i can only speak in the field, with his feet, to pay their respect. they have done a lot to this team and football in these twenty years, they are the symbol of this club and continue to make history. ”

“Winning a championship would be worth much – said the AC Milan striker – We’re champions and we want riconfermarci. We have one point less, but if we concentrate, we can take back his head. Gare like Catania and Fiorentina, in retrospect afterwards, you could also win. it is important not to repeat the mistakes made and do my best in the coming matches.”

Ederson: “Lazio is a great team, but there are Inter and Milan”

Earn about two million, Lazio will “be” zero euros. As Breno, Bayern’s defender, on which the leadership is Capitoline spinegendo a few weeks.

Yesterday, the decisive encounter, now may close the deal to bring Ederson at Lazio next summer as soon as the Lyon midfielder will get an Italian passport (he married an Italian woman), the signature will. Earn about two million, Lazio will be zero euros. As Breno, Bayern defender, on which the leadership is Capitoline spinegendo a few weeks.

“I’m maturing, I do not play much. It is not a simple situation, but I never missed commitment and professionalism. Being followed me feel better. I know that you are
Brazilian teams approached, English and Italian, “said the verdict exclusively to the ‘Gazzetta dello Sport’.” Lazio are a great team. I know that President Lotito follows me with
attention from time. Lazio is now in discussion with my agent. But I have not decided yet. ”

Do not depend on money, but by the words of leadership: “The economic aspect is important but not primary. I’m interested in the project, the possibility to express myself with continuity and to rely on my skills, then return to his country. The Champions would be something more, because I would continue to get better at the highest levels, but not critical “.

Hernanes respects, loves Baggio and reveals the background: “I know that Inter has come forward. The Nerazzurri are following me even before Nice, but it never came to anything concrete. Then there is an interest of AC Milan, but it is still early to talk about and I want to focus on the end of the season with Lyon. They are very large teams, would be an honor to play with.”


Allegri:”A bit ‘of silence would have done better than everyone”

The Rossoneri prepare for the match against Barcelona. The technician: “We are ready, the qualification is possible.” Juve comeback? “But there we are in the head …”

AC Milan is ready, Massimiliano Allegri confident the stumbling block in the league does not count against Catania, now the head is just the Champions League semifinal against Barcelona. “We are aiming for a draw? Nothing calculations, against a team like that you can only give my best.”

The Rossoneri coach is not worried about the conditions of Abbiati, Pato expects full recovery in hopes of Nesta. The relationship with Berlusconi? “Everything ok”. The comeback of Juve – two points out of first place – is not afraid to Allegri: “Some people underestimate us we are in the head …”.

AC Milan will play against Barcelona if: “We will go to Camp Nou to play our game. The qualification is possible, we will not let this opportunity escape. Barça are a great team, I expect a level of performance on their part but also we have our weapons. results and access to the semifinals are in the balance. ”

The infirmary is emptying out, “Abbiati has no problems, so it will be on target. Nesta? Will evaluate his condition after training at Camp Nou tonight – says the coach’s press conference in Milanello – Pato, however, has just returned as a group. I have yet to figure out what it can deliver. ”

Mr Berlusconi has criticized the game’s first leg in Milan, there are no problems for Allegri: “I spoke with him before the race in Catania, we often feel as usual. Nothing different than usual.”

On Fighting Championship Manager: Juventus is one step away. “This can distract us in the race tomorrow? Absolutely not, tomorrow we must think only of the Champions League. Conte’s team is doing good things, this certainly, but some people underestimate what we’re doing: AC Milan in the lead and also two points higher than last season. ”

On the controversy with the Bianconeri after Muntari’s goal is not allocated to the challenge of a few weeks ago and the disapproval of Milan for what happened in Catania – net ‘ghost’ of Robinho.

“A bit ‘of silence would have done better than everyone – Allegri pinches referring to the last words of AD Juventus Marotta – and I can not deny that with some mistakes in less arbitration and a few more points we’d be better. Our protests after Catania ? We have only spoken on that occasion. Now, however, we look forward. “