Saponara considers Bologna’s offer, Milan want Pasqual but reject Osvaldo

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Osvaldo reacts to a missed chance during the match betweenInter and Sassuolo at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on September 14, 2014. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

Daniel Osvaldo’s character doesn’t fit in Milan plans, but they are after the left back Manuel Pasqual of Fiorentina.

Galliani said Milan have too many players in the squad and it’s clear that they will have to sell before buying (as always).

The Rossoneri have found an agreement with Bologna over Riccardo Saponara for a loan deal with buy-out option but the Italian, who has been included in the squad to face Torino tonight, has reported asked for some time to consider their offer. Serie A’s Atalanta and Sassuolo also want the midfielder who has been of little use.

Niang, who is said to be starting the bench tonight, is also on the list of players Milan would like to send out while Gazzetta claims again that Marco Van Ginkel could return to Chelsea. The newspaper also specifies that Michelangelo Albertazzi and Zaccardo are prepared to reject any destination.

Milan are of course trying to sign a striker and Mattia Destro is the leading candidate. Silvio Berlusconi gave the go-ahead to try and sign the Italian forward but Gazzetta writes that during the meeting between Inzaghi, Galliani and the President at Milanello, they agreed to reject Daniel Osvaldo (owned by Southampton) who was offered to the red and black club by his agent as they don’t want a character such as Osvaldo in the dressing room of Milan.

Meanwhile, Fiorentina’s 32-year-old left back Manuel Pasqual is on top of Milan’s fullback list. His agent claimed that he’s only heard about the Rossoneri’s interest from the newspapers. Pablo Armero, who is set to start ahead of Mattia De Sciglio, might end his red and black adventure.

Milan's line-up with Cerci, Destro and Pasqual (@GdS)
Milan’s line-up with Cerci, Destro and Pasqual (@GdS)
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“The newspaper also specifies that Michelangelo Albertazzi and Zaccardo are prepared to reject any destination.” Albertazzi… He should go on loan or to help in primavera… (altrough i dont see much talent in him…) He is not ready for squad Zaccardo… Oh for god sake terminate his contract… He recives cash, and rots on bench… Not worth anything… And doesnt want to leave… He really pisses me off… Pasqual – what the actual f… Another zaccardo… Oh help us god… Speaking about youth project and then go and buy 32 year old fiorentina player… Lol… And I also read… Read more »


Rami was injured a while.


Oh… Tnx for the answer 🙂

john sambou

Why is galliani going in for another dead wood pascual BS


we don’t need a left/right back. we have abate and de sciglio that are very good’ and armero on the bench. how the hell they think pasqual can re[lace de sciglio or abte?!
what we need is a center back because mexes and alex is too old and are strating to be less good than before, and a cm like wistel who is a great option.
but what we need the most is a striker, destro is promising and good, but osvaldo is not.


Yeah, but armero is not Milan quality, and we cant have only 2 (good) players for 2 positions.. They need healty competition… If you know that you are only one for the job, and how ever your form is, you will play, why bother playing 110%? And in case of injuries who will play? Zaccardo on RB and Bonera on LB? Lol… I freeze even thinking about that xD


This is right. Maybe Criscito doesn’t sound so bad right now.

As I’ve been saying Russian teams are in serious financial problems right now.

And then there is also Antonelli… but is he another Antonini lol?


Criscito sounds better… And we were interested in him not a while ago… Him and witsel in our team woud be… well… decent.. and what about murru for cheap?


You know what’s really sad? It’s sad they even thought we would consider a player like Osvaldo. That goes to show what kind of players we were buying lately. Do you think that Osvaldo was offered to man city(since they asre short with strikers),or some other top club for that matter?Of course no….


Inzagi not gallani wants pascual


We are actually after Santon from what I hear. Galliani doesn’t want Pasqual. This site needs to use more up to date information.


The Pasqual rumour is from today’s GdS. The Santon rumour is from Tuttosport. It’s all rumours in the end of the day and the fact that it’s on’s Primo Piano doesn’t give it any extra validation.


This Pasqual rumor has been recycled several times. I saw the Santon rumor on Calciomercato too (Not just tuttosport).


Santon rumor circles around for few mercatos… And he constantly say that he dont want serie a move…


Milan should find a natural left back coz di siglio His not & Armero doesn’t help as much as he should. We need Real Madrid ( Marcelo ) type kinda player


Coentrao I think.


I think that he would be great addition, and we might get him on a cut price deal…


Yea he never plays at Real and we were linked to him this winter. He can be a loan deal with option to redeem I think.


we seriously need a left back cos the rate at which de siglio form is declining is worriesome,he cnt cross he mark he’s bcome very slow in tracking back. i seem to prefer armero to him this days


Why pasqual and not the argentine guy from river plate or coantreao or just train desciglio well in that position he is young he still can develop in LB


I like Coentrao for sure.

That Argentine guy… is Vangioni right? He’s 27 and like 7 million euros… I think too much.

We should try for Matis Kranevitter if we want a River Plate player.


Yes bro idk why they stick to those italian players. I bet there are a lot of players in south america or africa better stronger faster and younger than the old almost dinosaur like pasqual


We are almost losing by a mile the race for nastasic our objective is not signing players that inter want we do not need to beat inter we just need to beat ourselves and be better and better until winning champions league again


vangioni would be awesome, if the videos are even a hint of his ability. pasqual is too old. likely no pace in his legs, experience? maybe. bonera is old too and experience hasn’t improved his skills.


Milan need to change everything from Berlusconi and everything tonight it was the most boring game I’ve ever seen milan didn’t have a shot on target I’ve been milan fan for 20 years we just getting players for free not good enough we don’t deserve to play in champions league


Sorry, but I think that Milan should stop buying so many Italians. At the moment there are not to many young and talented players in italy. That is sad, but true. We hoped to get something from Aquiline, Saponara, Poli, El Shaarawy, now Destro and Cerci… I really like El Shaarawy, but he is not world class! But it is not just Milan’s problem. Juve and Inter have the same problems. And that is the reason why Tevez, Vidal and Pogba are the most valuable players in this Juve (plus Pirlo who we gave to them), Pjanić, Gervinho and Nainggolan… Read more »


You’re right.

Baselli might be good though. Might as well pick him up and see… as long as he’s not too much.

Looks like Suso is coming sooner rather than later.


seriously pasqual? is it a youth program being executed or what? the guys is 32 and i don’t see him boosting our team at all. he is just another zaccardo!! couple of last years we wasting money for useless players. don’t go over there once again.


All this talk about new players but I still can’t believe we bought Matri. WTF. and his price tag…


milan wont invest thats clear. milan must switch to 4-2-3-1 formation as we lack quality midfilders. lopez-de scilo/abate-rami/mexes/zapata/alex-de scilo/armero or santon (if we swap him with niang from what ive read) montolivo and de jong as starters poli and anoter new one (basseli maybe young and decent) as back up SES and menez on the left honda and bonaventura as a 10 and suso and cerci on the right. the problem remains with the strikers we must get one Great Striker and still have a decent back up (not pazzini or matri of course). That means we must get rid… Read more »