Seven-time European champions AC Milan are eyeing a swap deal for Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira according to the latest reports emanating from the Italian media.
Uruguayan international Lucas Torreira has emerged as a top transfer target for AC Milan this summer.
The 23-year-old is presently with the Uruguayan national team at the ongoing COPA America tournament in Brazil.
Uruguay is bidding for a first COPA America title in eight years and Lucas Torreira is expected to be a big part of that quest for glory.
According to the specific publication from La Gazzetta dello Sport, AC Milan are willing to offer Frank Kessie in exchange for Lucas Torreira though it remains to be seen whether the Gunners would sanction a deal for the £35m-rated midfielder.
Lucas Torreira is an important player for Arsenal having joined the Gunners from Italian top flight club Sampdoria last summer.
Ivorian international Frank Kessie has spent the last two seasons on loan at AC Milan from fellow Italian Serie A club Atalanta with the obligation to sign him for £30m this summer.
Sampdoria manager Marco Giampaolo is expected to take over the managerial role at AC Milan this summer.
Marco Giampaolo is keen to reunite with Lucas Torreira whom he worked with at Sampdoria.
Why Giroud’s Move To AC Milan Is Off For This Season
Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud is expected to leave the club in the January transfer window in his bid to get more playing time under his belt ahead of the upcoming 2020 European Championships next summer.
Giroud has been touted as a possible transfer addition for a lot of clubs in his quest to achieve the above stated target of more playing time before the Euros.
AC Milan were one of those clubs keen to sign Olivier Giroud during the January transfer window, but it seems like the Rossoneri have pulled out of the race to sign the French World Cup winner.
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This is according to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano which revealed that AC Milan are no longer pursuing a move for Giroud and that the seven-time European champions have switched their attention to other target strikers especially Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
If the latest reports are to be believed, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is closing in on a sensational return to the San Siro in the colours of AC Milan.
Ibrahimovic is a free agent after his contract at Major League Soccer (MLS) outfit LA Galaxy ended.
He joined the MLS club at the start of 2018 after leaving Manchester United.
Fellow Italian Serie A club Bologna have also been linked with a free transfer move for Ibrahimovic.
Ex-Man Utd Striker Agrees On Deal To Join AC Milan
Fallen Italian Serie A giants AC Milan are on the verge of pulling off a big transfer with the potential return of Zlatan Ibrahimovic to the club next month.
According to the Daily Telegraph, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has agreed a deal to join AC Milan thereby ruling him out of a possible move to the Premier League.
Earlier reports had linked the former Manchester United player with a return to Old Trafford where he spent 18 months before leaving for the MLS (Major League Soccer).
The appointment of Jose Mourinho as the new Tottenham Hotspur manager also fuelled transfer rumors of Zlatan Ibrahimovic joining him in North London.
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Mourinho worked with Zlatan Ibrahimovic while he was the Inter Milan manager and also managed him during his days as the Manchester United manager.
He was quick to dispel rumors of a move for the Swedish football legend at Tottenham Hotspur.
According to him, Spurs have one of the best strikers in world football in Harry Kane and that Zlatan Ibrahimovic won’t be willing to come into a situation like what’s obtainable at his new club.
Jose Mourinho hinted that Zlatan Ibrahimovic won’t want to play second fiddle to Harry Kane even at the age of 38.
Why Allegri Turned Down Arsenal Job Revealed
Former AC Milan and Juventus manager Maximiliano Allegri is not ready to take the vacant managerial job ar Arsenal according to the newest reports in the Italian media.
Allegri is seen as one of the major contenders for the permanent managerial job at Arsenal.
According to Italian journalist Francesco Porzio who works with Di Marzio, Maximiliano Allegri is not ready to take up the Arsenal job at the moment.
It was revealed that Allegri wants to wait till the summer before returning to the dugout.
Allegri is presently on a sabbatical leave after the Italian resigned from the Juventus managerial job in the summer.
He won five league titles as the Juventus manager.
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Arsenal are on the hunt for a new manager after the sacking of Unai Emery on Friday morning.
Unai Emery has been replaced by club legend Freddie Ljungberg on a temporary basis until a permanent appointment is made.
Former Arsenal winger Ljungberg will take charge of the team for the Norwich City match in the Premier League this Sunday.
Unai Emery left Arsenal in the midst of a winless run in all competitions.
The Gunners are yet to win in seven games and that played a big part in the sacking of Unai Emery.
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AC Milan winger Fabio Borini was formerly on the payroll of Liverpool and Sunderland before he returned to Italian football.
The Italian international is attracting serious interest from Crystal Palace according to the publication from The Chronicle via journalist Craig John’s.
The former Liverpool player has not been able to nail down a starting spot in the AC Milan team under new manager Stefano Pioli who replaced compatriot Marco Giampaolo earlier this season.
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Italian tactician Marco Giampaolo secured the AC Milan job after a successful spell at fellow Serie A club Sampdoria, but he was unable to replicate that success with AC Milan and that led to his sack.
His dismissal from the AC Milan managerial job led to the advent of Stefano Pioli as the Rossoneri boss.
Fabio Borini has been restricted to just 70 minutes of football since Stefano Pioli was named the AC Milan and that has led to the possibility of the player returning to the Premier League.
Crystal Palace are in pole position to sign Italian international Borini.
Maximiliano Allegri could become Arsenal manager
Former AC Milan and Juventus manager Maximiliano Allegri might not be the man to replace Unai Emery at Arsenal if the Gunners make the decision to change their manager.
According to journalist IndyKaila, his agent Giovanni Branchini met Arsenal representatives on Monday and the offer was not enticing for the Italian tactician.
It was further revealed that a second meeting will hold between both parties to see if an agreement will be reached as the Gunners search for a replacement for Unai Emery who is facing the sack after the recent poor run by his team.
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The 2-2 draw at home to Southampton at the weekend made it six matches without a win for the North London giants in all competitions.
Unai Emery built a reputation as a manager at clubs like Sevilla and Valencia but the Spaniard has been under pressure to keep his job at Arsenal.
He is in his second season at Arsenal having been appointed into the position at the start of last season.
Unai Emery led Arsenal to the Europa League final in his first campaign as the Gunners boss but it ended in a 4-1 defeat at the hands of Chelsea in addition to fifth position in the league.
Ex-Man Utd player closing in on a sensational move to Serie A
Fallen Italian Serie A giants AC Milan are closing in on a sensational move for one of their former players according to the newest reports coming out of the media in Italy.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a former Manchester United striker who also played for seven-time European champions AC Milan while he was in Italy.
Apart from AC Milan, Zlatan Ibrahimovic also played for other major Italian clubs like Juventus and Inter Milan.
The 38-year-old has been at Major League Soccer (MLS) outfit LA Galaxy for the better part of the last two years and has been linked with a return back to Europe since his LA Galaxy contract has ended.
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Italian sides Bologna and AC Milan have been touted as possible transfer destinations for Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
The Swedish football legend has also been linked with a move back to the Premier League with Manchester United whom he spent 18 months with during the Jose Mourinho era.
The specific report from Sky Italy revealed that AC Milan officials met with his agent Mino Raiola earlier this week to talk about a possible move back to the San Siro.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is reportedly eyeing weekly wages of over €200,000 from his next club in Europe.
European Trio Keen On January Swoop For Arsenal Star
Three European sides are reportedly keen on a January swoop for Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka.
This is according to the report from the Daily Mail which claimed that three clubs want to rescue Granit Xhaka from his nightmare at North London giants Arsenal.
The three European sides are German Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund, Premier League outfit Newcastle United and seven-time European champions AC Milan.
Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka was named the club captain earlier this year after the votes from the players as conducted by manager Unai Emery.
The Swiss international had been acting as the club’s skipper since the exit of Laurent Koscielny in the summer before his appointment was confirmed in September.
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His reign as the permanent Arsenal captain didn’t last long before Unai Emery removed him from the role on the back of his conduct towards the club’s fans during a recent league game.
Granit Xhaka used expletives against the fans while he was being subbed off for young Arsenal winger Bukayo Saka during the Premier League game at home to fellow London side Crystal Palace.
The incident overshadowed the game which ended in a 2-2 draw.
Xhaka has missed the last four games in all competitions for the Gunners as a result of the incident.
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Former Arsenal striker Granit Xhaka could leave the club for Italy when the winter transfer window reopens in a few weeks’ time as it looks like the Swiss international star is keen to leave the North Londoners after his clash with fans last month.
Granit Xhaka has not played the last four Arsenal games in all competitions since his foul-mouthed rant towards the Arsenal fans during the league game with Crystal Palace in the London Derby clash played at the Emirates Stadium.
Swiss media outlet RSI claimed that Granit Xhaka has been spotted househunting in Milan and that has fuelled the possibility of a move to seven-time European champions AC Milan.
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He has earlier been linked with Inter Milan in the summer though it seems the latest news is about AC Milan whose chief executive Ivan Gazidis was on the payroll at Arsenal before he moved to Italy.
Granit Xhaka was dropped as the Arsenal captain earlier this month by manager Unai Emery due to his misdemeanor last month during the league game with Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium.
He reacted to chorus of jeers and boos from fans during the game while being substituted and that has led to his no-show at the club.