An agreement to delay talks over the new collective contract appears to have been found, meaning a player walk-out for week two of the top-flight can be averted
MILAN - Galliani on the transfer market: "After 25 years, I'm well aware that it's results on the field that determine the value of transfers. I think the market results will be seen in May, not now. Mister X is here, he's Aquilani. Yesterday I was in my office, then someone told me about this possibility. I went straight to a hotel nearby, no one saw me go in. Really, I hadn't expected this to happen, but then this last minute chance presented itself… "
The summer deadline has now passed, as clubs from across the Continent finalised those all-important deals before the end of the window. Here is our final list of the best moves
MILAN - This is what Gianluca Zambrotta had to say after receiving the 'Stella a Campione' award about the transfer market and Antonio Nocerino: "I think the transfer market came to an end in the best of ways, the club have done a very good job this year just like other years and I think our squad allows us to be competetive in all three competitions. It is always better to have Kakà as a team mate than against you, he is a fantastic player but I think we are good as we are, with the players e have. In the Champions League we play Barcelona straight away and they are one of the best team around at the moment but I think we can beat them. Our goal is to go beyond the last 16 and try to win the competition. The friendly against Como will be a good test, they are a decent side and for me it will be great to play in my old stadium once again, I can't wait to play."
MILAN - The Milan squad will meet at 2.30pm at Milanello. The player, after luch, will then travel to Como for the friendly that will kick-off at 6pm.
MILAN - Gianluca Zambrotta paid his compliments to Massimo Oddo last night. He said: 'He won everything there was to win with Milan, he won the world cup with Italy and I think he made a good decision. I wish him all the best for the future in his new adventure.'
The traditional ‘Big Three’ in Italy have successfully addressed the issues on their respective playing fronts, with ‘options’ being the buzzword in their transfer activity
MILAN - Gianluca Zambrotta received the 'Stelle a Campione' award, the first of its kind given to sporting personalities organised by the Casino Campione of Italy and the local Lombardy journalists. The award was a silver coin and was handed to him for his fantastic career and for his professional appraoch to the game, an example for all youngsters. Zambrotta said: 'Receiving these awards is always a pleasure, knowing that I have done well in Italy and abroad fills me with pride.'
MILAN - According to Ariedo Braida, Sporting director at AC Milan, Nocerino is a quality player that will fit in perfectly at Milan: "He is an international player, he is a humble type of player and he always sacrifices himself for the good of his team mates. He works hard and he also scores once in a while. He has all the qualities to do well at Milan."
MILAN - Antonio Nocerino will undergo a medical at Milanello once the international fixtures are over, on Tuesday when Italy play against Slovenia in Florence. The new Milan midfielder will thus be at the training complext on Wednesday September 7th.
The Serbian extols the Rossoneri middle man contrary to widely spread reports that both are not seeing eye to eye due to the player’s poor communication and attitude
AC Milan forward Robinho
has been withdrawn from the Brazil squad to face Ghana in a
friendly in London next week because of a groin injury, the
Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said on Wednesday.