TRANSFER TALK

AC Milan favour keeping Thiago Silva over provoking star exodus

The Rossoneri’s supposed team of egos expected to show solidarity

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Silvio Berlusconi is to AC Milan what Simon Cowell was to the penultimate series of Britain’s Got Talent that David Hasselhoff and Michael McIntyre “starred” in and nobody watched.

He sits back and watches everyone else bumble around sullying his enterprise and then, right at the point that irreparable damage is about to be inflicted, [...]

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LAME PUN OF THE DAY: PAT-ASTROPHE

Alex Pato: more muscle injuries than Inter have had 2011-12 wins

Luckless AC Milan star out for the 14th time in little over two years

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What was the least surprising incident in the Champions League this week? All three away-leg winners triumphing at home? Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo scoring twice? Chelsea fans waving their super naff flags?

Nope, forget all that, the event that trumped all others in the so-damn-disappointingly-inevitable stakes was AC Milan forward Alex Pato hobbling off [...]

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MESSI V NESTA

Will it be Nesta’s night again in his personal duel with Messi?

Legendary defender’s performance will determine who progresses

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Much of what is written about tonight’s Carles Puyol-tagged game of the season between Barcelona and AC Milan will be about Lionel Messi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, but the piece’s true protagonist is Alessandro Nesta.

Yes, the 36-year-old defender who ITV started their first-leg coverage practically mocking, armed with the assumption that old age guaranteed a [...]

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BETS OF THE DAY

Big call for armchair fans: Milan, Barcelona or Middlesbrough?

Domestic cup delicacies from three nations available to taste tonight

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There hasn’t been a bet of the day for a while, so to repay fans of inexpert tipping worldwide, tonight’s feast of football seems like an appropriate time to offer three for the price of one, that price incidentally being nothing.

All prices listed are from bwin, and if you bung all three choices into [...]

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COLLATERAL DAMAGE

Maxi Lopez and Fulham remain victims in tiresome Tevez saga

Innocent duo paying for AC Milan’s Per Mertesacker-paced actions

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While Kia Joorabchian is being wined and dined by some of the most influential figures in football and Carlos Tevez is chilling, others have been left in limbo.

It is admittedly divided and indecisive AC Milan rather than the Tevez camp who are primarily to blame for the appallingly handled situation, but Maxi Lopez and [...]

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Rich but principled, pah!

Suddenly selfless Leonardo deserves derision for Tevez stance

A previous show of devotion to AC Milan from Leonardo...

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Involvement with Carlos Tevez has a tendency to bring out the worst in football folk, and even the usually likable Leonardo appears to have fallen into that trap judging by the latest developments at Paris St-Germain.

In response to rumours linking the cashed-up French club with a move for the AC Milan target, their director [...]

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