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AC Milan Under Investigation For Money Laundering

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According to reports in Italy, Italian prosecutors have opened an investigation into whether the deal to sell AC Milan to Chinese investors last year was inflated for money-laundering purposes.

Milan prosecutors reportedly want to know if the €740 million paid to Silvio Berlusconi to buy out the seven-time European champions was overvalued in a deliberate move to bring large sums of money into Italy from abroad, the newspaper said.

Everton interesting in signing £35 million AC Milan forward

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Everton are reportedly showing an interest in AC Milan striker Andre Silva.

According to Quotidiano Sportivo, Milan could be prepared to sell Silva for a fee in the region of £35 million.

Silva has disappointed in Serie A and is yet to score a single league goal since his £33 million move from Porto, although he has netted eight goals in ten Europa League fixtures.

Arsenal star eyeing stunning move to AC Milan

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Arsenal forward Theo Walcott wants to sign for AC Milan.

Corriere dello Sport claims the 28-year-old has offered himself to Milan for a January transfer.

Walcott is contracted to Arsenal until June 2019, but his game time has been limited this season.

He has made just five substitute appearances in the Premier League and has recently been linked with moves to numerous clubs.

Milan: Temporary Coach Gennaro Gattuso Tried To Resign After Embarrassing Defeat To Second-Bottom Hellas Verona

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In the continuing soap opera that is the day-to-day running of AC Milan, it's being reported that Gennaro Gattuso attempted to resign as head coach in the wake of Sunday evening's embarrassing 3-0 defeat against Hellas Verona.

Three days after beating them at the San Siro in an Italian Cup tie, Milan travelled to face Serie A's second-bottom side in a league fixture at theStadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi only to get their arses handed to them.

On This Day in Football: Brazilian clean sweep at FIFA

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On this day in 2007, Brazilians Kaka and Marta won both the FIFA Men’s and Women’s World Player of the Year awards, respectively.

It was the first time in the history of the awards that both the honours went to players of the same nationality.

Kaka, then of Serie A giants AC Milan, had a stellar 2006-07 campaign in which he helped the club win the UEFA Champions League after finishing as the tournament’s top goal scorer with 10 goals.

On This Day in Football: The death of Bican, Sao Paulo become world champions

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On this day in 2001, footballing legend and former Rapid Vienna and Slavia Prague forward Josef Bican passed away at the age of 88.

According to the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation, Bican scored 805 goals in competitive football and 1468 overall, making him the most prolific striker in the history of professional football.

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Prosecutors deny AC Milan money-laundering investigation

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Rome (AFP) – Italian prosecutors have denied media reports that they have opened an investigation into whether the deal to sell AC Milan to Chinese investors last year was inflated for money-laundering purposes.

“As it stands no criminal proceedings have been opened regarding the sale of AC Milan,” said Francesco Greco, the chief prosecutor of the city of Milan.

Italian prosecutors deny AC Milan money-laundering investigation

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Rome (AFP) – Italian prosecutors have denied media reports that they have opened an investigation into whether the deal to sell AC Milan to Chinese investors last year was inflated for money-laundering purposes.

“As it stands no criminal proceedings have been opened regarding the sale of AC Milan,” said Francesco Greco, the chief prosecutor of the city of Milan.

Money-laundering probe opened into AC Milan sale – reports

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Rome (AFP) – Italian prosecutors have opened an investigation into whether the deal to sell AC Milan to Chinese investors last year was inflated for money-laundering purposes, La Stampa reported on Saturday.

Milan prosecutors want to know if the 740 million euros ($786 million) paid to Silvio Berlusconi to buy out the seven-time European champions was overvalued in a deliberate move to bring large sums of money into Italy from abroad, the newspaper said.

Money-laundering probe opened into AC Milan sale – reports

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Rome (AFP) – Italian prosecutors have opened an investigation into whether the deal to sell AC Milan to Chinese investors last year was inflated for money-laundering purposes, La Stampa reported on Saturday.

Milan prosecutors want to know if the 740 million euros ($786 million) paid to Silvio Berlusconi to buy out the seven-time European champions was overvalued in a deliberate move to bring large sums of money into Italy from abroad, the newspaper said.

Napoli cement top spot as Lazio’s Immobile hits four

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Milan (AFP) – Napoli cemented their position as Serie A leaders and kept the pressure on champions Juventus with a 2-0 win over Verona Saturday as Ciro Immobile scored four for Lazio in a 5-2 thriller at struggling SPAL.

Bottom club Benevento won just their second Serie A game by beating Sampdoria 3-2 while AC Milan and Genoa also had welcome wins in the final round of games before Italy’s two-week winter break.

Wenger compares George Weah’s life to film script

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London (AFP) – Arsene Wenger has compared the life of George Weah to a film script following his former player’s election as president of Liberia.

Weah, who played for Monaco, Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan during a glittering career, last week secured a stunning run-off victory in the West African country’s first democratic transfer of power in decades.

Wenger compares George Weah’s life to film script

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London (AFP) – Arsene Wenger has compared the life of George Weah to a film script following his former player’s election as president of Liberia.

Weah, who played for Monaco, Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan during a glittering career, last week secured a stunning run-off victory in the West African country’s first democratic transfer of power in decades.

AC Milan coach Gattuso looking at frugal January

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Milan (AFP) – AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso said on Friday that the under-pressure club were looking at a frugal January transfer window after their summer spending spree failed to turn their ailing fortunes around.

“No player has asked to leave, the owners know that I’m okay,” said Gattuso on the eve of Saturday’s Serie A game against Crotone before the two-week winter break in Italy.

AC Milan coach Gattuso looking at frugal January

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Milan (AFP) – AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso said on Friday that the under-pressure club were looking at a frugal January transfer window after their summer spending spree failed to turn their ailing fortunes around.

“No player has asked to leave, the owners know that I’m okay,” said Gattuso on the eve of Saturday’s Serie A game against Crotone before the two-week winter break in Italy.

Holders Juventus into Italian Cup semi-finals

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Douglas Costa and Mario Mandzukic scored in either half as defending champions Juventus advanced to the semi-finals of the Italian Cup on Wednesday with a 2-0 win over city rivals Torino.

Brazilian Costa opened after quarter of an hour in the Allianz Stadium with Croatian Mandzukic adding the second amid controversy on 69 minutes to set up a meeting with Atalanta, who eliminated Serie A leaders Napoli 2-1 on Tuesday, in the final four.

Holders Juventus into Italian Cup semi-finals

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Douglas Costa and Mario Mandzukic scored in either half as defending champions Juventus advanced to the semi-finals of the Italian Cup on Wednesday with a 2-0 win over city rivals Torino.

Brazilian Costa opened after quarter of an hour in the Allianz Stadium with Croatian Mandzukic adding the second amid controversy on 69 minutes to set up a meeting with Atalanta, who eliminated Serie A leaders Napoli 2-1 on Tuesday, in the final four.

Milan’s Calhanoglu snatches point in Florence

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Milan (AFP) – Hakan Calhanoglu snatched a point for under-pressure AC Milan with a crucial 1-1 draw against Fiorentina in Tuscany on Saturday.

The Turkish midfielder equalised three minutes after Giovanni Simeone had headed in for the hosts in the 71st minute.

It was the first time this season that Milan have come from behind after conceding a goal.

Milan’s Calhanoglu snatches point in Florence

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Milan (AFP) – Hakan Calhanoglu snatched a point for under-pressure AC Milan with a crucial 1-1 draw against Fiorentina in Tuscany on Saturday.

The Turkish midfielder equalised three minutes after Giovanni Simeone had headed in for the hosts in the 71st minute.

It was the first time this season that Milan have come from behind after conceding a goal.

Sevilla name Montella to replace axed cancer-stricken coach

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Madrid (AFP) – Sevilla on Thursday said they had reached an agreement in principle with experienced Italian coach Vincenzo Montella to replace Eduardo Berizzo who was sacked just a month after it was announced he was suffering from prostate cancer.

Montella was sacked by AC Milan in November after just 17 months in charge with the Italian giants marooned in mid-table.

Sevilla name Montella to replace axed cancer-stricken coach

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Madrid (AFP) – Sevilla on Thursday said they had reached an agreement in principle with experienced Italian coach Vincenzo Montella to replace Eduardo Berizzo who was sacked just a month after it was announced he was suffering from prostate cancer.

Montella was sacked by AC Milan in November after just 17 months in charge with the Italian giants marooned in mid-table.

Hamsik eclipses Maradona to put Napoli top for Christmas

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Milan (AFP) – Marek Hamsik scored his 116th goal on Saturday to overtake Diego Maradona as Napoli’s all-time record goalscorer and keep the Serie A leaders top for Christmas, as Inter Milan and AC Milan both suffered defeats.

Hamsik’s strike before the break ensured a come-from-behind 3-2 win over Sampdoria to give Napoli 45 points from 18 games with second-placed Juventus on 41 ahead of their game against title rivals Roma, in fourth.

Hamsik eclipses Maradona to put Napoli top for Christmas

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Milan (AFP) – Marek Hamsik scored his 116th goal on Saturday to overtake Diego Maradona as Napoli’s all-time record goalscorer and keep the Serie A leaders top for Christmas, as Inter Milan and AC Milan both suffered defeats.

Hamsik’s strike before the break ensured a come-from-behind 3-2 win over Sampdoria to give Napoli 45 points from 18 games with second-placed Juventus on 41 ahead of their game against title rivals Roma, in fourth.

Juventus go second, AC Milan’s troubles continue

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Milan (AFP) – Juventus moved second in Serie A after a trademark Miralem Pjanic free-kick led the reigning champions to a comfortable 3-0 win at Bologna on Sunday, while AC Milan were plunged further into crisis by a heavy loss at lowly Verona.

Massimiliano Allegri’s Juve are on 41 points, just a point behind leaders Napoli after leapfrogging Inter Milan, who suffered a shock first defeat of the season to Udinese on Saturday.

Juventus go second, AC Milan’s troubles continue

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Milan (AFP) – Juventus moved second in Serie A after a trademark Miralem Pjanic free-kick led the reigning champions to a comfortable 3-0 win at Bologna on Sunday, while AC Milan were plunged further into crisis by a heavy loss at lowly Verona.

Massimiliano Allegri’s Juve are on 41 points, just a point behind leaders Napoli after leapfrogging Inter Milan, who suffered a shock first defeat of the season to Udinese on Saturday.

Brazilian star Kaka announces retirement

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Rio de Janeiro (AFP) – Former Brazilian World Cup champion Kaka announced his retirement as a player Sunday, suggesting that a management career at his old club AC Milan could be on the cards.

“I am preparing to continue in football and to have a different role, but I will no longer be a professional player, an athlete,” the 2007 Ballon d’Or winner told Globo television.

Brazilian star Kaka announces retirement

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Rio de Janeiro (AFP) – Former Brazilian World Cup champion Kaka announced his retirement as a player Sunday, suggesting that a management career at his old club AC Milan could be on the cards.

“I am preparing to continue in football and to have a different role, but I will no longer be a professional player, an athlete,” the 2007 Ballon d’Or winner told Globo television.

Pjanic stars as Juventus rise to second with win at Bologna

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Milan (AFP) – Juventus climbed to second in Serie A after a star turn from Miralem Pjanic led the reigning champions to a comfortable win at Bologna on Sunday, while AC Milan sunk further into crisis with a loss at lowly Hellas Verona.

Massimiliano Allegri’s Juve are on 41 points, just a point behind leaders Napoli after leapfrogging Inter Milan, who suffered their first defeat of the season, 3-1 to Udinese, on Saturday.

Pjanic stars as Juventus rise to second with win at Bologna

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Milan (AFP) – Juventus climbed to second in Serie A after a star turn from Miralem Pjanic led the reigning champions to a comfortable win at Bologna on Sunday, while AC Milan sunk further into crisis with a loss at lowly Hellas Verona.

Massimiliano Allegri’s Juve are on 41 points, just a point behind leaders Napoli after leapfrogging Inter Milan, who suffered their first defeat of the season, 3-1 to Udinese, on Saturday.

AC Milan faces UEFA financial fair-play penalties

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Lausanne (AFP) – AC Milan face penalties from UEFA after European football’s governing body said on Friday it had failed to strike a deal with the Italian club over its spending.

Seven-time European champions Milan have run up losses of 255 million euros ($300 million) in the last three seasons, way above the 30 million euros permitted by the rules that are designed to stop clubs from over-spending.

Donnarumma row reopens old wounds for AC Milan

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Milan (AFP) – The contract soap opera that engulfed AC Milan and their promising young goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma in the summer has come back to haunt the Serie A giants just as they try to get their faltering season back on track.

Milan, seventh and 11 points off the Champions League places, travel to Verona on Sunday looking to build on two wins in a row in league and cup after a torrid first half to their campaign.

Donnarumma row reopens old wounds for AC Milan

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Milan (AFP) – The contract soap opera that engulfed AC Milan and their promising young goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma in the summer has come back to haunt the Serie A giants just as they try to get their faltering season back on track.

Milan, seventh and 11 points off the Champions League places, travel to Verona on Sunday looking to build on two wins in a row in league and cup after a torrid first half to their campaign.

Bonaventura double gives Gattuso first win

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Milan (AFP) – Giacomo Bonaventura struck twice as AC Milan bounced back from last week’s embarrassing draw at Benevento by beating Bologna 2-1 on Sunday to give Gennaro Gattuso his first win as coach.

Midfielder Bonaventura opened the scoring early on before Simone Verdi’s leveller, but grabbed the winner 14 minutes from time.

Bonaventura double gives Gattuso first win

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Milan (AFP) – Giacomo Bonaventura struck twice as AC Milan bounced back from last week’s embarrassing draw at Benevento by beating Bologna 2-1 on Sunday to give Gennaro Gattuso his first win as coach.

Midfielder Bonaventura opened the scoring early on before Simone Verdi’s leveller, but grabbed the winner 14 minutes from time.

Atalanta beat Lyon to top Europa League group

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Paris (AFP) – Andrea Petagna’s early strike saw Atalanta complete an unbeaten Europa League group-stage campaign with a 1-0 win over Lyon on Thursday, while AC Milan were beaten by Rijeka in Croatia.

Atalanta, coming off the back of a stunning 5-1 win at Everton a fortnight ago, edged out in-form Lyon to finish top of Group E as former Milan striker Petagna scored his fourth goal of the season in the 10th minute.

Atalanta beat Lyon to top Europa League group

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Paris (AFP) – Andrea Petagna’s early strike saw Atalanta complete an unbeaten Europa League group-stage campaign with a 1-0 win over Lyon on Thursday, while AC Milan were beaten by Rijeka in Croatia.

Atalanta, coming off the back of a stunning 5-1 win at Everton a fortnight ago, edged out in-form Lyon to finish top of Group E as former Milan striker Petagna scored his fourth goal of the season in the 10th minute.

UEFA to reject Milan’s voluntary settlement – reports

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Rome (AFP) – European football governing body UEFA is set to refuse AC Milan’s application for a voluntary agreement regarding Financial Fair Play rules, Italian press said on Thursday.

With a loss of some 255 million euros ($300m) over the last three seasons, fallen Italian giants Milan are some way from complying with UEFA’s limit of 30 million euros in losses over that same period.

UEFA to reject Milan’s voluntary settlement – reports

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Rome (AFP) – European football governing body UEFA is set to refuse AC Milan’s application for a voluntary agreement regarding Financial Fair Play rules, Italian press said on Thursday.

With a loss of some 255 million euros ($300m) over the last three seasons, fallen Italian giants Milan are some way from complying with UEFA’s limit of 30 million euros in losses over that same period.

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Mousa Dembele linked with Inter Milan and AC Milan

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Friday Kickoff: No Man United offer for Ozil, Donnarumma defends himself and more

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While one Premier League star continues to be linked with a major move, a young Italian star defended himself after recent reports earned the fans' wrath.

Arsene Wenger says Manchester United has yet to approach Arsenal to sign Mesut Ozil. (REPORT)

Gianluigi Donnarumma has denied reports that he's asked to end his AC Milan deal after banners from the club's fans reduced him to tears on Wednesday.