Silvio Berlusconi and Ac.Milan have been at the center of the media’s spotlight recently after reports claiming that the CEO Adriano Galliani would exit the Italian club but some days later it was confirmed that he stayed and now has a new business associate as Barbara Berlusconi will be working at a more internal level with Ac.Milan.
Not only that but also rumors emerging suggesting that Silvio Berlusconi would sell the club after so many bad results in the recent years. The 77 years old entrepreneur stepped up and said that he has no desire on selling the club and even said that the squad suffers when he is not leading them to the right path.
“When I am not dealing with AC Milan, they go wrong,” the club’s honorary president told the Corriere dello Sport. “Last year, after a disastrous start, I was more interested in Milan and we nabbed third place. I believe the team need extra care today, too.”
The Serie A is reaching its mid-way point of the season and Ac.Milan are struggling to find their stride having only collected 4 triumphs out of 15 matches played.
The January transfer window still has not opened up but Ac.Milan already has a number of signings and arrivals scheduled to be completed at the time it re-opens. Valencia’s Adil Rami and CSKA Moscow’s Keisuke Honda will join the Italian club hoping they can push the squad ahead and start a new year that see them fighting once more for the Scudetto.
Ac.Milan also wants to secure the services of Genoa’s Juraj Kucka with Niang being used as a bait. The French youngster has failed to score a single goal in Serie A and it is believed that the crew has lost faith in him which is why all fingers are pointing to him as the next player to be transferred out of the club.
Alberto Aquilani’s stay with the English Premier league club Liverpool looks finally over after it has revealed that the AC Milan have come to an agreement with Liverpool over the possibility of making the loan deal a permanent move in the summer. AC Milan have been signing a lot of players in recent seasons in order to bring down their average age of the squad. Alberto Aquilani is one of the perfect players to do so, as he is viewed as a replacement for Gattuso in the future. It is thought that Liverpool will be willing to accept a fee of around £ 6 million for the player, who was signed by then manager Rafa Benitez.
Alberto Aquilani has been out of favour at both Roy Hodgson and current manager Kenny Dalglish. As a result, they are willing to cut their losses on the player, for whom they paid £ 20 million a few seasons ago. However, the midfielder has not been able to settle in England at all, with the numerous injury problems not helping his case. Alberto Aquilani will be making his 25th appearance for AC Milan this season in the match against his former club Lazio. If he does so, then it would automatically activate the clause, which states that Alberto Aquilani will be sold to AC Milan for £ 6 million if he makes 25 appearances for the Italian club during the season.
“I want to win something important with Milan. I have been changing teams for three years now and I want to affirm myself at Milan by staying for a long time,” Aquilani said when he returned to Italy last season with Juventus. The loan spell with Juventus was not as successful as his current achievements with Italian Serie A leaders AC Milan.
AC Milan midfielder Alberto Aquilani has been ruled out of the match with arch rivals Inter Milan, which will come as a major blow to AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri’s chances of keeping tabs with Juventus at the top of the table. Furthermore, it will also provide Inter Milan with the opportunity to close the gap on AC Milan.
It was only a few weeks ago at the start of the season that Inter Milan looked all but out of the title race, but spectacular form since appointing Claudio Ranieri has meant that AC Milan’s arch rivals have closed the gap. They have the opportunity to bring an end to the 12 match unbeaten run AC Milan have been enjoying recently.
The fact that Gattuso and Alberto Aquilani are both set to miss the match means that AC Milan need to rethink their strategy in midfield. Even though AC Milan have one of the strongest forward line up in the entire division, they are lacking in terms of the midfield numbers. So far, the presence of Alberto Aquilani has provided strength to the midfield, which means that his absence is going to be felt more than anybody else. For the rest of the season, though, a similar need to worry about the absence of Gattuso, as the veteran midfielder has been diagnosed with a rare condition called ocular myasthenia.
This is a form of influenza, which seems to have come to Gattuso during the recent trip to Dubai as part of the winter training camp. Alberto Aquilani has been missing from the AC Milan side for more than a month, but Massimiliano Allegri would have been hoping to get the on loan Liverpool midfielder at least for this game, which is truly mammoth in all ways.