Check out the latest Milan transfer news and rumors!
Continuing Vol. 3, and even many more will be posted in order to make the blog’s tradition come alive. For now we bring you all the transfer rumors regarding Milan in the recent days…
Kolarov back on the list
According to ClubCall, Milan are still monitoring Aleksandar Kolarov’s situation as the Manchester City star battles for a regular spot under Roberto Mancini.
Milan’s sports director Ariedo Braida was in Amsterdam last night to see City’s 3-1 Champions League defeat to Ajax and is ready to make a move for the 26-year-old left-back given the slightest encouragement by the Premier League champions.
The Serbian captain demanded urgent talks with Mancini in the summer when he was made aware of Milan’s interest, and wanted assurances from the boss after last season when he made only 12 appearances for the club in the top flight. However, almost three months into the season, his battle for the left-back spot is looking like it is lost after Mancini started rival Gael Clichy against Ajax.
Milan to battle West Ham for Corchia
After attacking Premier League interest, Sochaux left-back Sebastien Corchia is now on Milan radar. It is understood that West Ham have made inquiry in the recent days.
However, Tribalfootball now claims that Milan are also interested in the 22-year-old French defender, worth €3 million. The Italian giants are expected to challenge the Hammers for a January move.
Eriksen once again a Milan target
Liverpool face a battle with Milan as they look to clinch the signature of Danish star Christian Eriksen, reports talkSPORT.
Premier League side hope of landing the talented midfielder have been dealt a significant blow after Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport reported that Serie A giants Milan sent scouts to watch him in Champions League action against Manchester City. Eriksen scored, and turned in another impressive display against the reigning English champions, which will likely encourage the Milanese giant to make a bid in January.
Two more Ajax stars seen as potential signings
This seems more like a Dutch tour for Braida, as he has already been mentioned in the post – twice. Sport1.nl suggests that the two Ajax defenders could soon become Milan players, as the sporting director has been very impressed. 21-year-old full-back and Holland international, Ricardo van Rhijn has become the ideal player to replace Gregory van der Wiel and has a contract with the Dutch side until 2015.
The send target is suggested to be Belgium 23-year-old star Toby Alderweireld, who is going through his fifth season at Ajax and has a contract expiring in 2014.
Vossen the latest player linked with Milan
Enough for the Netherlands’ ground, but not for the Belgium’s one. Genk 23-year-old striker Jelle Vossen has also been scouted by Milan’s officials recently. Sky Sport 24 reports that Milan could soon make a move for the former Pescara, Fiorentina and Genoa target.
Vossen has so far scored 11 goals in 17 overall appearances this season.
The Disco or Milan for Niang
The adventure for the youngest Milan player in squad may soon be over, at least according to the latest rumors. Calciomercato suggests that Milan could be ready to offload promising 17-year-old M’Baye Niang just months after his arrival in the summer.
That automatically could tempt Arsenal, Queens Park Rangers and Everton into renewing their interest in the forward.
He has made just one brief appearance from the substitutes bench for the club, with his antics off the pitch have grabbed more attention. Last week Niang was one of four members of the France U-21 squad that were spotted in a nightclub ahead of a play off against Norway.
The Italian press report that Milan’s CEO Galliani, who personally oversaw the acquisition of the young forward in the summer, is fed up with his behavior, and is already negotiating with two of the player’s previous suitors.
Legend Costacurta offers himself for the coaching spot
Milan great Alessandro Costacurta has confirmed he would be interested in taking over as boss of the Rossoneri. The former defender has been linked as a potential successor to Massimiliano Allegri, and has admitted he would be keen on taking the job – but only once the current boss has turned the recent malaise around.
“Milan have not called me,” he told Sky Sport Italia. “If they called me? It’s clear that I would say yes.
“I really hope to coach there one day, but only after Allegri gets to win Serie A or the Champions League.”