Milan is coping better without its veteran talisman than Inter Milan. And that’s bad news for defending champion Inter heading into the final four matches of the Italian league season. Milan has had to play large swathes of the season without Zlatan Ibrahimović but dealt with his absence well, with the 40-year-old forward a constant presence on the sidelines, cheering and urging his younger teammates on.
Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen has allayed fears over the thigh injury he sustained in training with his Italian football club earlier this week. The Napoli star used his Instagram story to tell fans that he would be available for the home game against Fiorentina in the Italian Serie A this weekend.
Osimhen, 23, picked up a thigh problem during Napoli training on Wednesday and it made him a doubt for the league clash with Fiorentina on Sunday with his Italian football team keen to end their long wait for the Italian Serie A title this season. Napoli are in a three-horse race for the Italian Serie A title alongside holders Inter Milan and AC Milan.
Liverpool striker Divock Origi is reportedly on the radar of Italian football team AC Milan. This is according to reports coming out of Italian football. It has been revealed that the Belgian senior national team star is in advanced talks with Milan over a free transfer move to the club.
Origi is on course to leave Liverpool this summer as a free agent as he has a few months to go on his contract at the club right now and Italian football giants Milan are ready to offer him a new lease of life after failing to nail down a regular spot in the Liverpool starting XI. There’s a lot of competition for places in the Liverpool attack at the moment and Origi is behind the likes of new signing Luis Diaz, Diogo Jota, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah in the pecking order.
French striker Olivier Giroud has scored a lot of crucial goals for AC Milan this season as the most exciting league in Italian football enters the final ten matchdays. The ex-Arsenal and Chelsea hitman had scored some big goals for Milan this season in their quest to win the Italian Serie A title and he repeated the feat during the away game against Napoli.
Giroud has done very well in his first season in Italian football though he has played second fiddle to Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the AC Milan attack whenever the Swede is fit. French World Cup winner Giroud has shown that he thrives best when he’s not in the shadows of Ibrahimovic.
Italian football giants Juventus have a slight advantage as the home team in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League round of 16 clash with Spanish La Liga side Villarreal after the first leg at the El Madrigal ended in a 1-1 draw. The Italian football heavyweights are the favourites to go through to the quarterfinals at the end of the second leg billed for the Allianz Stadium in Turin in March because of home advantage.
Premier League club Chelsea have turned down an approach for one of their midfielders from Italian Serie A giants Juventus according to various reports coming out of the Italian media. Italian football outfit Juventus won’t let Arsenal target Arthur leave the club if they don’t sign a replacement.
Italian football club AS Roma are said to be closing in on a loan move for Arsenal utility player Ainsley Maitland-Niles with an option to buy him at the end of the loan deal.
Italian football giants Juventus and Premier League team Manchester United have been handed a big boost in their pursuit of Barcelona winger OusmaneDembele following the news that the Frenchman could leave his club next summer after Joan Laporta admitted that contract talks are slower than required. Barcelona president Laporta met with the media on Thursday and he revealed that contract talks with Dembeleare slower than what he or other Barcelona board members want as revealed via Spanish media outlet Cope.
Fiorentina star DusanVlahovic is one of the most in-demand strikers on the European football stage and his Italian football side has slammed an asking price of €80m (£68.4m) on him as interested clubs attempt to sign him ahead of the resumption of the transfer window in the New Year.
Former Bologna director Walter Sabatini and Napoli manager Luciano Spallettihave opted for in-form Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen ahead of his Paris Saint Germain (PSG) star KylianMbappe who recently won the UEFA Nations League with France.
Both Mbappe and Osimhen are 22 and they have made the headlines for putting the ball in the back of the net consistently this season.