Milan wants to complete the transfer of Botman with a dowry of 25 million euros

MDP Live - AC Milan are reportedly making progress in their hunt for Sven Botman and hope to complete his transfer from Lille this summer for a ransom of 25 million euros.

Casa Milan was very busy last week as the Rossoneri management were working on a contract extension for Theo Hernandez and also the transfer of Sven Botman before the next summer transfer window opened.

According to Tuttosport (via MilanNews), Hernandez's agent was not the only one who appeared at Il Diavolo's headquarters last week, as Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara were also with the agent of mainstay centre-back Les Dogues, whose client has long been the first name on the club's list of targets to strengthen. their line of defense.

After their failed attempt last January, the Rossoneri have started to get busy preparing for the summer transfer window, with the aim of beating their competitors in the hunt for the Netherlands international by moving much earlier. On the other hand, the star has also given priority to the Serie A giants who must now reach an agreement with Lille.

The outlet claims that the first request from Les Dogues to be willing to let Botman go was 30 million euros, while Milan are determined to reduce it to around 25 million euros so they will secure the player they consider to be the ideal figure for now and the future.

Italian Media Claims This Milan Derby Is The Hottest In Europe

MDP Live - The Milan derby is considered to be one of the biggest matches in Europe's top leagues. But for this edition, the Inter vs AC Milan match is much more special.

The Milan derby, also known as the Derby della Madonnina, is one of the biggest matches among Europe's top leagues. Inter Milan and AC Milan are known as Italian giants with a very long football history.

In the printed edition of Gazzetta dello Sport, the Milan-based media highlighted how the big game that will be presented this weekend will be even more special than the previous Milan Derby.

Currently Inter dominate the top of the standings with 53 points, while Milan trails in third place with 49 points, only losing on goal difference to Napoli in second place. This condition makes the match this time has a very strong Scudetto final scent.

Furthermore, Gazzetta then compared the match next week with the big derbies in other leagues, such as Manchester and Liverpool, Madrid and Barcelona. They are all big teams, but not in the standings next to each other.

With only a difference of 4 points, it is not impossible that the Rossoneri will do everything in their power to beat the Nerazzurri team. If they win it, the opportunity to close the season with the Scudetto is still wide open.

But on the other hand, if Inter Milan wins, Simone Inzaghi's team will be more confident closing the season by defending the Scudetto title.

Losing to Spezia, AC Milan loses important capital for opponents Juventus and Inter Milan

MDP Live - Unfortunately, that's the right word for AC Milan after losing 1-2 against Spezia in the 22nd week of the Italian League, Tuesday (18/1/2022). How not, the defeat occurred partly because of the interference of the referee, Marco Serra.

Serra annulled Junior Messias' goal which should have brought AC Milan 2-1 ahead. He considered there had been a violation before the goal was created.

As a result, Spezia got a free kick which led to their second goal scored by Emanuel Gyasi. Spezia equalized thanks to Kevin Agudelo's goal (64') after falling behind to a Rafael Leao goal.

This defeat may be a crushing blow for AC Milan. The reason is, AC Milan can displace Inter Milan from the top of the standings if they win in this match.

That's because AC Milan is only two points adrift of Inter Milan. AC Milan is second with 48 points.

"We know this is unfair. We have to blame ourselves. But we share the same responsibility with the coach. I'm sorry to have to say this," complained AC Milan coach Stefano Pioli as reported by Football Italia.

Important Capital Loss

The defeat of Spezia can be considered an important loss of capital for AC Milan. The reason, AC Milan must serve two tough opponents in the next match.

Rossoneri have to serve Juventus, Monday (24/1/2022) and Inter Milan, Sunday (6/2/2022). On paper, the two opponents have the potential to be very difficult for AC Milan.

Pioli admitted his team did not deserve to lose. However, he confirmed that this result will be used as an evaluation material for the next match.

"We didn't deserve to lose today. Our mistake was to let the equaliser happen. That's what we have to fix," he said.

"This match will motivate us for the next match," Pioli added.

Italian League Results

Bologna 0-2 Napoli

Tuesday 18 January 2021

AC Milan 1-2 Spezia

Fiorentina 6-0 Genoa

Paolo Maldini: AC Milan Want to Succeed? Leave the San Siro

MDP Live - Paolo Maldini also spoke about the polemic about the construction of a new stadium that will replace the San Siro. The director of AC Milan, who has made the most appearances for the Rossoneri, said the move was needed to achieve the success of AC Milan and city rivals Inter Milan.

Maldini, as reported by AS, admitted to feeling the beautiful memories that have been passed by the citizens of the city of Milan at the San Siro stadium. However, Maldini admitted that he did not want to be trapped in the past.

"When it comes to memory, who is hurt the most by such a change besides me?" he said.

"If we want Milan and Inter to return to the top level of European football, writing beautiful stories like the San Siro, we can only need a new stadium," Maldini added.

San Siro is the pride stadium of the citizens of Milan, Italy. At least it's been more than 95 years AC Milan played at the legendary stadium. Apart from the Rossoneri squad, city rivals Inter are also based there. For Nerazzurri fans, this stadium is better known as the Giuseppe Meazza.

Looking ahead

But as is known, AC Milan and Inter Milan intend to displace the San Siro. The two clubs from the City of Milan are currently preparing a new stadium called 'The Cathedral'. This megaproject is run by a contractor, Papulous who has experience in building various magnificent stadiums in Europe such as Wembley Stadium, Emirates, to Tottenham Hotspur. The plan, the new stadium will be a combination of two iconic buildings in Milan, the Duomo di Milano and the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele.

"There is no choice. This (step) is not an opinion, this is a certainty. I don't want to erase the good past. It's just that I like to look forward. That's how I live my life," said Maldini.

More Majestic

AC Milan's new headquarters is not only magnificent, but also equipped with various modern facilities that will spoil the visitors. The stadium will have a rectangular shape.

Around it will be built vertical fins extending outward to support the glass wall surrounding the room which is described as a "sunlit gallery".

Meanwhile, Inter Milan CEO, Alessandro Antonello, added that this new stadium will also be equipped with a fairly large green open space. Unfortunately, its placement will likely sacrifice the legendary San Siro stadium which has been the pride of the citizens of the city of Milan.