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As Ive recently noticed alot of Milan fans around the forum I feel its time for an Official SM Thread to be made for them, where fans can discuss matches, transfers and anything Milan related.

I ask for no anti Milan comments or abuse towards Milan, fans or players past a reasonable standard as with any other team thread.

Here is the official site where you can find more information on Milan and their glorious history.

Forza Milan!!

Club History

As most of you know, AC Milan is one of the best clubs in football history and its history is one of the most interesting of all. This history contains two ups and downs, one between the two World Wars and one in the late 70's and early 80's.

The first two decades in AC Milan's history were very good. They won the first title in 1901 against Genoa, one of the leading teams of the championship at that time (the championship was composed of regional leagues and the winner of each league were invited to take place in a playoff, the winners being declared Italian Champions). Two consecutive titles came in 1906 and 1907, the victims being Juve in 1906 and Torino along with Andrea Doria (this team merged later with another team from Genoa to form Sampdoria Genoa) in 1907. An important negative event took place in 1908, when a part of malcontents from the club formed a club named Internazionale Milano. The first match against Inter has been played on the 18th of October 1908, Milan winning 2-1. Then, the championship was interrupted during the first World War, when a Federal Cup was played, Milan winning it.

In the period between the two World Wars no important events took place, except the forming of Girone Unico (the today's Serie A) in 1929. The best performances in those years were two 3rd places. It is considered one of the two black periods of AC Milan.

The next period in the club history involves three Swedish players (Gunnar Gren, Gunnar Nordahl and Nils Lledholm), forming the GreNoLi trio. The Italian clubs were allowed in that period to sign maximum five foreign players. Nordahl became the best scorer who played for AC Milan ever, scoring and outstanding 210 goals in 257 matches, an average of 0.81 goals per match. The others two were playing as midfielders. With this trio, AC Milan won their next four Scudetto's.

At the end of the 50's three great players joined AC Milan. One of them is Gianni Rivera brought with a high sum of money, 200.000 $, a record at that time, from Alessandria. The other two are the Brazilian striker Jose Altafini and the Uruguayan midfielder Schiaffino.

One of the greatest periods in Milan's history begun in early 60's with the purchase of Gianni Rivera. Rivera would bright in the 1963 edition of the Champions Cup played against Benfica Lisabona, when he made a great match that Milan won 2-1 with two goals of the Brazilian Jose Altafini. In 1968 AC Milan won the Scudetto and the Cup Winners Cup. Next year AC Milan won their second Champions Cup in history, simply smashing the Dutch side of Ajax Amsterdam, with a great 4-1 win. This is also the year when Gianni Rivera won the European Footballer of the Year award. Until the mid 70's AC Milan became the most succesful Italian team, winning a Cup Winners Cup, being finalists in another Cup Winners Cup and winning three Italian Cups. The bad things were that Milan did not won the title and that Rivera's career came to the end. This was the beginning of the darkest period in the club's history.

We are talking now about the darkest period in AC Milan history, although there were some bright moments, a Italian Cup win in 1977 and a Scudetto in 1979. This is the best part of the worst part. In the latest part of the 1980 season a scandal about betting rised to the surface. There were involved in this two players from Milan and the president Felice Colombo. Due to their involvement, the club has been relegated for the only time in history in Serie B. Also one of the best parts of this period was the discovery of the sweeper Franco Baresi. The adventure took only one year and AC Milan were back in Serie A. They relegated once again, for the last time, and in the second year in Serie B, more succesful than the first one, Milan finished first and promoted in Serie A. This dark period was over when the media billionaire, Silvio Berlusconi, bought the team.

The new president brought some new people in the club. Through them were Roberto Donadoni, the young Paolo Maldini and the three Dutchmen (Marco van Basten, Frank Rijkaard and Ruud Gullit). The new coach was the great midfielder of the 50's, Nils Liedholm. Liedholm's coaching career was not going so good and it was replaced by Ariggo Sacchi. With him at the helm Milan had won the title in 1987. A new era started. Although that was Sacchi's only Scudetto, he won on European and International stage two Champions Cup, two Europeans Super Cups and two Intercontinental Cups. The coach had a conflict with the Dutch superstar Marco van Basten and the 1992 year brought a new coach in AC Milan, Fabio Capello. He won four Serie A titles in five years with a fantastic 1992 season when Milan hadn't lost any of the matches played in the league. In the Champions League they played the final in 1993, losing against Olimpique Marseille with 1-0. The next year they won the Champions League final with a great 4-0 win against FC Barcelona. The man of the match was one of the most gifted players ever, the Yugoslavian Dejan Savicevic. After those great times Capello went to coach Real Madrid and a series of coaches came: Oscar Washington Tabarez, Sacchi (2nd time), Capello (2nd time) , Zaccheroni (Zac) and Fatih Terim. Zac won the 1999 title with AC Milan with a great run in the last 10 matches, reaching Lazio from behind and taking the lead.

In the 2000 season, Milan finished 3rd, after Lazio and Juventus. AC Milan Ukrainian striker Andriy Shevchenko finished as Serie A top scorer with 26 goals.

Season 2001 was very poor for Milan. Only the 6th position in the league, and this was mainly because of the chain of injuries that destroyed the team. Due to this injuries chain Zac was sacked by Berlusconi in spring and Cesare Maldini along with Tassotti took over until the summer. The greatest achievement of all in this season was the 6-0 victory over city rivals Internazionale in the league.

In summer AC Milan made an outstanding transfers campaign, bringing Contra, Javi Moreno, Pirlo, Rui Costa, Pippo Inzaghi, Donati, Brocchi and Laursen to the San Siro.

With a new coach and great players Milan is hoping for the glory days to return.

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1899-1929

Milan Foot-Ball and Cricket Club was officially formed on December 16th 1899, but the first time Milan’s name appeared publicly was on Monday 18th in an article by the Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper. The Club had its first headquarters in the Fiaschetteria Toscana in Via Berchet in Milan and the President Alfred Ormonde Edwards entered the team into the Italian Football Federation the following January. During its first official season the team played just one game against Torino and despite the defeat Milan got their first Trophy, the “King’s Medal”, given by King Umberto I. In 1900/01 Milan won their first national title and their second King’s Medal (the Trophy was also won in the following season). Over the years Kiplin’s team had widespread success and Milan became the most popular team in Lombardia and won the prestigious “Palla Dapples” for three successive seasons (1904/05 - 1905/06 – 1906/07), even if it didn’t obtain great results in the Championship: the second Scudetto only came in the 1905/06 season and the third Scudetto was won the following season. The main player was Van Hege, a great top scorer with 1.1 goals per match. In the 1914/15 season the Championship was stopped before the end of the season because of the First World War, and it started again only in 1919. After several changes regarding the management of the Club, Pietro Pirelli was appointed as the new President: he held this role for almost twenty years, during which the San Siro Stadium was inaugurated.

1929-1949

Between the two World Wars the team didn’t obtain important results. In 1936 the name of the Club changed to Milan Associazione Sportiva and in 1940, after several changes in the top management, Umberto Trabattoni was appointed President and he left the Club in 1954. The team had highs and lows and rarely reached the first four places of the League. The Championship stopped because of the Second World War and started again in 1946/47: in this season Milan reached the fourth position after the great Torino, Juventus and Modena. In the two following seasons the rossoneri reached the second and the third place (the great Torino won both championships): this was the signal of the rebirth.

1949-1955

The arrival of Nordhal, top goal scorer of the 1949/50 season with 35 goals, marked the beginning of a new era. Milan was strengthened by the arrival of the great goalkeeper Buffon, and another two Swedes joined the team to make up the famous “Gre-No-Li” (Gren – Nordahl – Liedholm). In the 1950/51 season, Milan won its fourth Scudetto and the Coppa Latina as well. In 1952/53, 1953/54 and 1954/55 Nordhal, captain of the team, was the leading goal scorer and led the team to their fifth Scudetto. In 1954 Juan Alberto Schiaffino, nicknamed “Pepe”, was bought from Penarol and became one of the main protagonists of the following years.

1955-1960

In the season 1955/56 Milan played the very first match of the first edition of the European Cup: they were defeated in the semi-final by Real Madrid, who finally won the Cup. However, in the same season Milan won the Coppa Latina for the second time, defeating Athletic Bilbao (3-1) in the final match. In 1956/57 the new coach Gipo Viani won the Scudetto, but the real surprise was Gastone Bean, who scored 17 goals. A year later Josè Altafini joined the team: he won the public consent for his skills and speed, and together with the “old” captain Liedholm, Cesare Maldini and “Pepe” Schiaffino, won the Scudetto at the end of an exciting head to head with Fiorentina. The last season played by Schiaffino, one of the greatest champions in football history, wasn’t particularly successful for the rossoneri, but Milan had its revenge defeating Inter in the spring derby, winning the match 5-3 (Altafini scored four of Milan’s five goals).

1960-1970

While the previous years had been marked by the supremacy of foreign players (Gre-No-Li, Schiaffino-Altafini), in the following years, between 1960 and 1970, Italian players, who would later reach international fame, were the main characters of the rossoneri history. Some Olympic players, such as Trapattoni, Trebbi, Alfieri and Noletti joined the team, together with a young boy named Gianni Rivera who played his first game when he was only 17 against Alessandria, his previous team (Milan won 5-3). The rossoneri were protagonists in the Championship but the last two defeats against Bari and Fiorentina gave Milan the second place. When Nils Liedholm left football and at the same time “Paròn” Nereo Rocco arrived as the new coach, a new era, marked by national and international successes, started. The first trophy was the Scudetto, but the most exciting success was the first European Cup. The final against Benfica, played at Wembley on 22nd May 1963, was a fascinating match: Milan raised the cup after defeating Benfica 2-1 (Altafini scored two goals and Eusebio scored for Benfica). The image of Cesare Maldini who raised the cup together with Nereo Rocco is still imprinted in the memory of all the supporters. However Milan lost the decisive match (1-0) played at Maracanà Stadium against Santos in the final of the Europeran-South American Cup after a troubled final. At the end of the season the Chairman Andrea Rizzoli left the Club after nine years of great successes: 4 Scudetti, 1 Latin Cup and the prestigious European Cup. He is remembered not only for his sports achievements, but also for the training centre of Milanello that is still a very important asset of the Club. After a few disappointing seasons, in 1967/68 rossoneri got their ninth Scudetto and the prestige of the Club grew with the victory of the European Cup Winners’ Cup, the first in Milan’s history. In the European Cup final of the following season, the Rivera-Prati axis and the “black spider”, the goalkeeper Cudicini, led Milan to victory (4-1) against Cruijff’s Ajax. Finally Milan also achieved the European-South American Cup despite the defeat (2-0) in the return match played at the Bombonera Stadium against Estudiantes. Milan won the trophy thanks to the score (3-0) of the first match played at San Siro. The Rossoneri also won their first Cup Winners’ Cup in the 1967/68 season. Gianni Rivera, with his inborn and incomparable quality, showed beautiful actions that helped him to win the most prestigious recognition for a football player in 1969, the Golden Ball, because “Gianni Rivera is the only player who gives football a poetry sense”.

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1970-1985

This period was one of the darkest in the history of the Club and it left few gratifications: the most important was the winning of the “Star” (given for 10 league titles) in 1979. During those years Milan also won three Italian Cups and their second European Cup Winners’ Cup. In the line up, led by Liedholm there was a young football player who would later become one of the undisputed protagonists in Milan’s history and one of the strongest defenders in Italian football, Franco Baresi. His first game with the rossoneri was played on April 23rd, Verona – Milan 1-2. Those years were also characterised by many changes on the bench and in the Club management. Gianni Rivera, one of the main protagonists in the achievement of the “Star”, left football forever, but he became the Vice-President of the Club. The early ’80s weren’t so positive but they saw the debut of Paolo Maldini, the heir to Franco Baresi, the historical captain. The young Paolo played his first official match on January 20th 1985 (Udinese- Milan 1-1).

1985-2006

Nils Liedholm came back on the bench, but this change didn’t improve Milan’s results and a top management turning point was clearly necessary. Finally, on March 24th 1986 Silvio Berlusconi was nominated the 21st President of Milan. He brought a great enthusiasm with an innovative market-oriented management. Despite underperforming in the Championship, Milan reached the goal of taking part in the European competitions winning the play-off against Sampdoria thanks to a goal scored by Daniele Massaro. 1987/88 was the season of the revival with the coach Arrigo Sacchi, master of the “zone play”, the total play, of pressing and speed. The team was also strengthened by the arrival of Van Basten and Gullit, together with Ancelotti and Colombo as well as Alessandro Costacurta, who came directly from Milan’s youth team. The beginning of the season was great: the extraordinary affection of the supporters was rewarded with an unforgettable season. Despite some adverse decisions from the sports judge (for example the 2-0 defeat against Roma was decided by arbitration), the team reacted with a masterpiece at San Paolo Stadium against Maradona’s Napoli: on May 18th 1988 Milan won its 11th Scudetto, the first of the Berlusconi era, defeating Napoli 3-2. In the following season the third Dutch player, Frank Rijkaard, joined the team: this was the second trio made up by players from the same country after the previous Gre-No-li trio. This led to successes and victories, indeed Milan established itself in Italy, in Europe and in the world. In 1988/89 Milan ruled over Europe winning the European Cup competition against Vitocha, Red Star, Werder Brema and Real Madrid reaching the final against Steaua Bucarest. More than one-hundred thousand Rossoneri supporters arrived in Barcellona, the most impressive exodus in football history. The coach Arrigo Sacchi contributed to win one Scudetto, two European Cups, two European-South American Cups, two European Supercups and one League Supercup. In 1992/93 Fabio Capello, who was previously a rossonero football player, substituted Arrigo Sacchi and Milan ruled especially in Italy winning four Scudetti (three consecutively), three League Supercups, one European Cup (won in the unforgettable final against the favourite Crujiff’s Barcellona) and one European Supercup. 1986-1996 was the most prolific period as regards the Rossoneri’s trophies and the so called “Immortal” and “Invincible” teams showed excellent performances and played exciting matches. But the late ‘90s weren’t as positive as the early ‘90s: Milan wasn’t as prestigious as it had been in the past both in Italy and in Europe. Some coaches alternated on the bench (Tabarez, then Sacchi and Capello again): with the arrival of Zaccheroni in 1999 Milan won its sixteenth Scudetto in the same season as the Club’s Centenary celebrations. In 2001 Ancelotti came back to A.C. Milan as a coach and a new period of successes started. The first was on May 28th, 2003 when the Rossoneri won the UEFA Champions League in an unforgettable Italian Final against Juventus. AC Milan also won the European Supercup and a national trophy, too: the Italian Cup. In the 2003/2004 season the Rossoneri won the 17th Scudetto and the League Supercup. In the last seasons A.C. Milan has been one of the protagonists both in Italy and abroad, supported by a great number of fans and a centenarian tradition rich in emotions and successes.

History The first headquarters were established at the 'Fiaschetteria Toscana' on Via Berchet in Milan, back in 1899. From that moment on the glorious history of Milan was born as the club went on to write its name in football's record books to become, especially over the last 15 years, one of the most famous and successful teams in the world.

The Rossoneri history is studded with legendary names of men who have made a major contribution to the club's development, be they presidents, coaches or players. The first president was a British expatriate, Alfred Edwards, who oversaw the club's first title - a mere two years after its foundation. The president with the most victories is Silvio Berlusconi who has taken Milan to the pinnacle of the world game since taking control in 1986.

A great team needs a great coach and Milan have certainly had their fair share of the richest talent around. The likes of Gipo Viani, Nereo Rocco and Nils Liedholm were the early masters and they were followed by Arrigo Sacchi and Fabio Capello who took tactics and team strategy to a new level, which heralded much of what we can term as the modern approach to the game. Along the way, each and everyone of them also made sure their teams played spectacular football.

The ushering in of the Berlusconi era first saw Sacchi and then Capello win numerous trophies. Sacchi won back to back European Cups with a team considered to have been one of the greatest teams in history, also claiming a Serie A title, two Intercontinental and European Super Cups. Capello followed that with four league titles, one European Cup and one European Super Cup. Alberto Zaccheroni kept the rich tradition going as he led the team to a league title in his first year before Fatih Terim took over for a short time and then passed the reins on to Carlo Ancelotti whose management skills have brought Milan back to top spot in Italy and throughout Europe.

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This is some brief history of AC Milan I have put together from different sources.

Milan Transfer Rumors

Rumored players that Milan will buy this July transfer window:

Goalkeepers:

Any of the following:

Amelia

Buffon

Defenders:

Chivu

Barzagli

Dani Alves

Mexes

Zaccardo

Midfielders:

Sneijder

Diego

Fabregas

Diarra

Mancini

Zapata

Jesus Navas

Ronaldinho

Forwards:

Villa

Torres

Suazo

Robinho

Anderson

Milan are heavily linked with a few of these players including:

Ronaldinho

Fabregas

Amelia

Barzagi

Zaccardo

Tevez

Most others are rumors and/ or suggestions and plain transfers that Milan fans have on their most wanted lists.

Any transfer news for Milan will be added and feel free to also add any official news, media news etc, wish lists what ever you want.

This is the Official Milan fans thread for SM. Enjoy!

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EVOLUTION

very good work!

i'm italian i go often to san siro !

nice to meet you,my name is matteo!

only one thing..paolo maldini wasn't bought.

he comes out the young team,as franco baresi,albertini,massimo oddo...

another little thing...

in 1963 in London ,Milan won his first Champions Cup (Champions League) Milan captain in 1963 was Cesare Maldini ...

after 40 years..in 2003 in Manchester Milan won his 6th Champions Leauge..the second on a british pitch..and who was captain?

Paolo Maldini ,son of Cesare Maldini Milan Captain 1963..

this is to explain to all people that :

MILAN IS A GREAT FAMILY ,IN MILAN WE PLAY FOR SENTIMENTAL REASONS,LOVE OF THE FANS,OF THE OLD PLAYERS OF PASSED AGES..

THIS IS MILAN,WE ARE HISTORY.

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I went to the San Siro this year to watch Celtic and since then I have supported Milan

excellent. me too. :D

what part of the stadium where you in?

and how did you get back to the city centre after the match? it was a nightmare as it can so often be in european away games.. took us over an hour :eek:

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EVOLUTION

very good work!

i'm italian i go often to san siro !

nice to meet you' date='my name is matteo!

only one thing..paolo maldini wasn't bought.

he comes out the young team,as franco baresi,albertini,massimo oddo...

another little thing...

in 1963 in London ,Milan won his first Champions Cup (Champions League) Milan captain in 1963 was Cesare Maldini ...

after 40 years..in 2003 in Manchester Milan won his 6th Champions Leauge..the second on a british pitch..and who was captain?

Paolo Maldini ,son of Cesare Maldini Milan Captain 1963..

this is to explain to all people that :

MILAN IS A GREAT FAMILY ,IN MILAN WE PLAY FOR SENTIMENTAL REASONS,LOVE OF THE FANS,OF THE OLD PLAYERS OF PASSED AGES..

THIS IS MILAN,WE ARE HISTORY.[/quote']

Hey Matteo,

Very nice to meet you also, and thanks for a few of them pointers and mistakes etc which I will soon look into and correct if needed.

Great news for Milan this week as Carlo Ancelotti signed an extended deal with Milan!!!!

Read more here:

http://www.acmilan.com/NewsDetail.aspx?idNews=47919

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Milan chief executive Adriano Galliani has been speaking about the Rossoneri targets for next season at the Workshop at Villasimius

(Chief executive Adriano Galliani during the Workshop press conference at Atahotel Tanka Resort in Villasimius)

VILLASIMIUS - Adriano Galliani held a press conference to outline the targets for Milan for next season. He said: 'We were suffering this time last year. It wasn't a very pleasing environment, there was a lot of worry. Now after 12 months we have the Champions Cup again, it's fantastic for us, our fans and sponsors. I would truly thank the sponsors who were fantastic and stuck by Milan, with none of them leaving in the summer. They have shown us that we can be stronger than injustice, envy and misfortune.

'Last began for us on July 25 when we had to play in the Champions League preliminary round. We had to call back all the players from vacation but they all wanted to as shown by the Pippo Inzaghi's behaviour who telephoned to say he would be back in Milan in three years. Along with Carlo Ancelotti we decided to prepare exclusively to get through the preliminary. We knew this could create problems in the long term but our comet, our first objective has always been the Champions League. We started well in the league and the Champions League, then there was a fall off to the injuries but it was all marvellous in the last part of the year as we all know. The semi-final with Manchester United was considered the perfect game, for me it was one of the greatest games of the Berlusconi era and for this game I would thank Carlo Ancelotti who I would like to see become the Ferguson of Milan and who I am sure will manage to do it. We became the Italy team with the most European titles on May 23 and now we have two more chances, to win the European Super Cup and the World Cup for Clubs. Our objectives for next season are very clear: the first to win the World Cup for Clubs in Tokyo. The second is the Champions League, the third the championship, the fourth the European Super Cup, the fifth the Italian Cup. Clearly, we would like to win them all but that's certainly not easy. My dream in the drawer is to take our six internationals who are World Champions and become World Club champions.'

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KAKA': 'Ancelotti and me have decided our future'

6/5/2007

DORTMUND - Speaking from Germany where he is preparing to play for Brazil against Turkey, Ricky Kakà has been talking about Carlo Ancelotti renewing his contract: 'I spoke to the coach. We have both decided to remain until 2011 to win everything with Milan. We have both decided our future.'

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ANCELOTTI: 'Difficult for Henry to arrive'

6/9/2007

LONDON - Speaking to Sky News in the UK, Carlo Ancelotti played down the arrival of Arsenal's Thierry Henry: 'Henry is a very good forward, but not the only forward. There are other good strikers. Henry has a contract with another club and it is difficult to buy players who have a contract.'

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Who does every1 think Milan will buy this Summer. I think we'll end up buying Emerson but I hope not. Our CM role is 1 our strongest and he'd be a stupid signing. Ambrosini/Pirlo/Gattuso/Brocchi are all good enough but I'd think about signing him after our more important 1s.

I really hope we sign a good quick striker and we are currently linked with Eto'o and Henry. Heard Trezeguet will definately leave Juventus so we should probably sign him if everything failes, proven in the league but not too quick and quite old. Also heard we may go after Tiago who I would like.

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Finally some transfer talk lol. I love the transfer period and with AC you never know if we will buy anyone or sell anyone or if we will go mad or not lol.

Well we have been linked as you said Tonyba, Eto'o, Henry, Trezeguet, Emerson and Tiago mainly and some others in random papers and magazines.

Eto'o will soon be 27 where as Henry will be 30 and after last season's performance I hope we are able to beat strong competition and bag Eto'o.

I do hope that Ancelotti looks into the possibility of David Villa and Fernando Torres though as I feel either would be better suited to Serie A and overall younger better buys and you never know, with any luck we would sell Gilardino who has been pretty poor this season, for a good price and amazingly get the the pair of them upfront. They have experiance playing with each other for Spain and although unless we sould Gilardino, I very much doubt we would spend that kind of money on 2 forwards.

I still would not mind Henry for the price of 10-15m but I cant see him proving his worth in Italy, but as I said, I wouldnt say no.

If all else fails, Trezeguet. Im not a fan of his and hope that Milan wouldnt have to get him but if were that stuck which I doubt we would be after our champions league glory we would have to, if he had not already moved.

Emerson! I really hope that is only paper trash. We have a strong enough midfield currently and dont need someone like Emerson. We need to prepare for the future like we did with Gourcuff, whom I think we will see his true talent next season.

Tiago I also like and would mind seeing someone such as him come in to possibly learn from Seedorf to then take on his role within the next seasons. I would like to have someone with more prospect then Tiago but he is anything but a bad signing.

Now onto yet another position we need to prepare for the future. I feel we need a keeper to provide backup for now and then replace Dida once he has past his potential. Amelia is too old to be used as backup and then for the future and is also good enough to start. Its very unlikely but someone like Akinfeev could be good for this as he will also get experiance for Russia. Basically someone like Akinfeev or someone like Ben Foster.

Defence also needs youth lol. Oddo was a good signing but also has years on him. No news on who we will go for but somebody like Kompany for exapmle would be good.

Cant wait to hear more news though lol.

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Bojinov wants Fiorentina return Mon, Jun 11 2007 12:16

Striker Valeri Bojinov has revealed he wants to return to Fiorentina next season after helping Juventus win Serie B.

The Bulgarian hitman spent last season on loan at the Stadio Delle Alpi, helping the Old Lady earn a quick return to the top flight following their demotion last term for their part in the match-fixing scandal.

The Bianconeri have an option to make the loan move a permanent one but Bojinov is keen to don the Viola shirt next season.

The 21-year-old felt he was under-used in Turin, scoring seven goals in 20 appearances, and is looking to fill the void left by Luca Toni's move to Bayern Munich.

"I come back to Fiorentina who represent, for me, a big side anyway," Bojinov said.

"It's enough to see the career that Luca Toni had to understand what it means to play in that shirt.

"Anyway, this has been a really good year where I've had the chance to train and to play with big players who allowed me to grow and learn many things I'll take with me for my whole life.

"Certainly, I thought I would play a little more, but it's okay because now, at Fiorentina, I could use all the things I've learned here."

Trez ends Juve talks Mon, Jun 11 2007 12:17

David Trezeguet has reacted angrily to Juventus' latest contract offer and has called off future negotiations.

The France international, who joined the Bianconeri in 2000, has been in talks over an extension to his current deal which expires next summer.

However, after scoring his 15th goal of the campaign in Sunday's 3-2 defeat to Spezia, the former Monaco star made an offensive gesture towards the President while celebrating his strike.

His goal meant Trezeguet has now become Juve's all-time top foreign scorer with 140 goals, but it appears it may have been his last.

"This club does not respect me. They made a proposal that made me understand they have already made other choices," said Trezeguet.

"I have done what Didier Deschamps asked of me: 15 goals. I was here for seven years and in that time earned the trust of over 14 million fans all over the world, plus the confidence of my teammates.

"Unfortunately, the club has a different viewpoint to mine, so I will leave and take my 140 goals with me, safe in the knowledge I have always given my contribution.

"There is no margin for negotiation now. If they had just told me I wasn't wanted that would have been better than offering me a ridiculous contract. Perhaps someone has doubts over my abilities. I wanted to carry on with Juve, but the club doesn't want me."

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The different fiscal constraints between Spain and Italy mean that the top Spanish clubs are more competitive when making offers to top players but Adriano Galliani has declared that Milan have no intention of selling Kakà

MILAN - The news that there has been a meeting between Real Madrid officials and Ricky Kakà's father, engineer Bosco Leite has not caught the Rossoneri officials out. Chief executive Adriano Galliani told the club's official site: 'We can confirm we will not sell Kakà, but we knew about this meeting because we were already informed of it by Kakà's father and Gaetano Paolillo. So Milan can confirm that Kakà is certainly not for sale but this offer is born out of the different fiscal constraints between Italy and Spain which advantage the top Spanish sides compared to the top Italian clubs. Practically, the gross sum offered to a top player by an Italian club is 50% of the figure while in Spain it is 75%.

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SUAZO TO MILAN

6/19/2007

The Honduran attacker David Suazo will wear the Milan jersey next season. His transfer from Cagliari to Rossonero was concluded after negotiations which took place last night.

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GALLIANI ON TRANSFER MARKET

6/18/2007

ROME - Before attending a Football League meeting, Adriano Galliani spoke about Milan's transfer market: 'Are Milan after Ronaldinho? Our prime objective is Eto'o if we can find an economic outcome otherwise we will remain with the European champions plus Ronaldo. What about Berlusconi talking about Shevchenko? It's been 30 years that the president and me have agreed about everything. We are in constant contact. The road is long, who knows.'

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He's quality but knowing Milan this will be probably our only signing. I really hope we sign 1 or 2 defenders and maybe a midfielder but we're Champions of Europe. Ronaldo + Suazo + Inzaghi + Gilardino = Quality.

Really hope we sign some1 like Mexes or Barzagli....

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Barzagli or Mexas would be great, both would be amazing. I think that Galliani and Berlusconi would be tempted by a move for Ronaldinho now that we have signed Suazo. I think that this will be the season we spend our money we recieved from Sheva and the money that dissapeared from other causes in previous seasons. I believe we have finally realised our Squad is not getting any younger! lol.

Mexes or Chivu or Barzagli

Hopefully we will get Dani Alves although IMO it will defo not happen because we signed Oddo which I think was a great signing but he isnt for the future lol.

Ronaldinho ??? Id rather us get him then anyone else but tbh Im not sure I do want him. Pirlo, Gennero, Seedorf and Kaka are good enough and if we signed Roni then Seedorf would be likely to take a back seat or the worst case scenario would be we sell Kaka but as he signed a new contract until 2011 Im happy to say we should hold onto him.

As another midfielder though I wouldnt mind Aquilani or Zapater possibly. A youngster would be great.

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This confused me lol, Is Suazo going to Inter or Milan lol.

A.C. MILAN OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

6/23/2007

A.C. Milan had previously reached an agreement with Cagliari for the transfer of player David Suazo. Milan learned after the fact that the player had already signed a contract with F.C. Internazionale and they are now withdrawing from negotiations. Milan want to emphasize that they have acted legally in conforming with the national and international sporting rules and regulations.

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Who do you think we will try to sign now?

Henry = Barca

Eto'o = Barca (Wants to stay)

Torres, Villa ? Hopefully!

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