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Sections of the Italian media are speculating that Milan president Silvio Berlusconi will announce a big-money signing for the club on Monday night before the Trofeo Berlusconi, and according to UnoNotizie.it this player will be Arsenal’s Cesc Fabregas.
The €30-35 million required to complete this capture will be recovered in part by the sale of Andrea Pirlo to Chelsea.
Milan have had a truly disastrous pre-season, winning just one game. They had already suffered a string of defeats to Club America, Chelsea, Inter, Bayern Munich, Boca Juniors and Benfica, and last night lost two more in the Trofeo TIM to Inter again and Juventus.
This Monday night, Milan will host the annual Trofeo Luigi Berlusconi against Juventus, and there are expected to be huge demonstrations against Berlusconi after a disastrous transfer summer where the club have made just one notable signing in Real Madrid’s Klaas Jan Huntelaar, despite selling star man Kaka to the Blancos for €67m.
Partly in a bid to quell the protests, as well as to strengthen a Milan team in desperate need of new players, the Italian media are speculating that Berlusconi will use the special occasion at San Siro on Monday night to announce a big-money signing that will excite supporters.
UnoNotizie.it are claiming that this player will be Cesc Fabregas (Goal.com)
This made me laugh so hard when I read it, that I simply had to let my fellow Arsenal fans see it for themselves! Now the Cesc to Barcelona angle was annoying but at least it kind of made sense, they are after the reigning Champions League holders and of course where we stole him from in the first place, but why the hell would he join AC Milan? The Italian club are in reverse after offloading Kaka and I am not surprised that the club’s fans are angered at the club’s owners but there is no way in hell this is going to happen!