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Italy
Theo Hernandez leading AC Milan's resurgence from the back
08:00 Sunday 2nd February 2020

When Theo Hernandez left his birthplace, Marseille, to join Atletico Madrid at the age of nine, the young boy must have dreamed of exploits in the Spanish capital, but the dream took a different path in 2017. He was signed by cross-town…

Italy
What do Napoli have in Diego Demme?
09:01 Friday 31st January 2020

Arguably the most surprising transfer this month was Napoli acquiring RB Leipzig’s Diego Demme. The initial fee for the transfer is around €12m - as the German leaves the Bundesliga leaders for the Serie A. The 28-year-old joined…

Italy
Can Napoli use Juventus victory as a catalyst?
12:01 Thursday 30th January 2020

Napoli’s once top-of-the-table encounter with Juventus had assumed the tag of just another game as the reigning Champions visited the Stadio Sao Paolo. The reason for that is not far-fetched. Gli Azzurri has taken several steps backwards…

Italy
Can the new sturdy midfielders revitalise Napoli?
12:01 Tuesday 14th January 2020

New management, same old results. The miserable cycle doesn’t end for Napoli. As their former gaffer tackles a new burden in the deep blue of Merseyside, the new one tears his hair out trying to fix the problems. Gennaro Gattuso’s…

Italy
Why Gattuso crushes Sarri's Napoli foundation
09:01 Wednesday 18th December 2019

Gennaro Gattuso's Napoli reign got off to the worst possible start against Parma on Saturday. Gli Azzurri was down after just three minutes in Naples. Although they rallied back to restore parity, the resilient visitors struck the…

Italy
Do AC Milan and Zlatan Ibrahimovic need each other?
12:00 Sunday 1st December 2019

AC Milan continues to struggle despite several attempts to arrest their near-decade-long slump. The Italian and European heavyweights remain locked in mediocrity. Their last trophy was the 2010-11 Scudetto. Zlatan Ibrahimovic led…

Italy
Will Giampolo exit revive Piatek form?
17:00 Thursday 10th October 2019

Krzysztof Piatek stormed Serie A at full speed last season. From Genoa to AC Milan, the Pole struck like a rocket out of control. There was a comparison with compatriot Robert Lewandowski. These days, though the idea seems absurd. Piatek is…

France
Will Monaco return put Tiemoue Bakayoko’s career back on track?
08:00 Monday 2nd September 2019

Tiemoue Bakayako moved to Chelsea two years ago after superb performances in midfield for Monaco. He featured at the Stade Louis II during a time when the French side were the main challenger to Paris Saint-Germain. He helped them beat the…

Italy
Why AC Milan may rue getting rid of Suso
09:01 Wednesday 7th August 2019

Marco Giampaolo's AC Milan era is underway. The ex-Sampdoria manager settled into his new role quite swiftly. As part of a major shakeup, Spanish midfielder Suso is expected to depart. This could ultimately backfire.  A drastic overhaul…

Italy
Why did AC Milan splash out on 20-year-old Rafael Leao?
09:01 Monday 5th August 2019

It isn’t unusual for European sides to throw cash around for young, raw talents. Doing so at the expense of the proven commodities sometimes raises questions. Milan not only lavished almost £32m on Rafael Leao, but Suso…

Transfers
How will AC Milan spend their summer?
09:01 Friday 21st June 2019

AC Milan has already begun the much-anticipated structural revamp.  Rossoneri legends Paolo Maldini and Zvonimir Boban return as Technical Director and Chief Football Officer respectively. More should follow, particularly in the vacant…

Managerial News
Is Gattuso waiting in vain on Rafa?
09:00 Sunday 2nd June 2019

When Gennaro Gattuso resigned as AC Milan manager and voluntarily forfeited the remaining salary due in his contract, observers probably reacted in one of two ways. Either they admired his sense of honour or thought he was crazy for turning…

Italy
Should Chelsea welcome back Tiemoue Bakayoko?
15:00 Friday 10th May 2019

Tiemoue Bakayoko started his time at AC Milan with a sour taste in the mouth. He’s ending it no better. Sandwiched between, the Frenchman took to the boisterous City of Milan. He made a good impression, too. Although far…

Italy
Has Tiemoue Bakayoko ruined his chances of a permanent AS Milan move?
08:00 Thursday 9th May 2019

Any footballer who starts a game on the bench would be delighted to get on the pitch as a substitute, right? Tell that to Tiemoue Bakayoko. AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso wanted him to replace Lucas Biglia in the first half of the match against…

Italy
Derby Della Madonnina: Can Inter counter Piatek without Icardi
10:00 Sunday 17th March 2019

It's the Derby Della Madonnina. This season's second rendition is spicier. Not for the record 78,000 spectators at San Siro nor estimated 10 million global viewers. Just one point apart, victory could potentially guarantee Champions…