AC Milan have told Gianluigi Donnarumma to make a decision soon over a new contract as uncertainty grows over his future with the club.
The 18-year-old goalkeeper’s contract has only 12 months left to run and and no agreement has been made over a new deal as Donnarumma waits to see whether the new Chinese ownership will invest in new players this summer.
The future Italy No.1, who has remarkably played 72 times for the Rossoneri first team already, has attracted interest from a host of top clubs, and Milan general director Marco Fassone has called on Donnarumma to come to a decision as they look to prepare for next season.
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Serie A this season has thrown up plenty of shocks and magical moments, both on and off the field.
While Juventus may have won yet another title, elsewhere the league has been exciting and competitive, with relegation going down to the wire and European qualification hard-fought.
After a fascinating year in Italy, Serie A Online gives out some end of season awards…
Biggest Surprise – Team
For the first time since 1991, Atalanta are back in Europe. Most people outside Italy don’t quite know where they are from, but that will change. The blue and black team from Bergamo (close to Milan) are in the Europa League.
He may not have been in the starting XI but Roma’s season ending clash with Genoa was only really about one man, Francesco Totti.
Manager Luciano Spalletti was not going to admit as much and did not bow to sentiment by selecting the man, hailed as the ‘core of the city’ by one Roman daily, to start his farewell match.
Totti did enter the game for the final time as a Roma player in 10 minutes into the second half with the score at 1-1. Spalletti giving his No 10 40 minutes to win the game.
Inter Milan sporting director Piero Ausilio still believes the Inter squad is of a similar calibre to any of the teams above them in Serie A.
In a bitterly disappointing season the Nerazzurri could manage only a seventh place finish, and ended the season 29 points behind champions Juventus.
After firing three manager this season, Ausilio, does not think wholesale changes are needed to the playing squad over the summer.
“The numbers tell the whole story,” Ausilio began. “In the end the conclusion is clear, the season has been negative.
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The Coppa Italia Final between Juventus and Lazio will be played on Wednesday May 17, moved after the Bianconeri reached the Champions League Final.
Juve’s 4-1 on aggregate win over Monaco means they will holders Real Madrid in the Champions League Final in Cardiff on Saturday June 3.
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The original date of the Coppa Italia Final had been Friday June 2, only one day before the Champions League showdown.
Juve are in line to as they are only one win away from clinching the Scudetto.
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Real Madrid have joined Juventus in the final of the Champions League after disposing of city rivals Atletico thanks to a 4-2 aggregate win on Wednesday night.
Atletico threatened to provide a stunning comeback with two early goals but Isco’s strike just before half-time left the hosts with too much to do as Zinedine Zidane’s side went through to contest their third final in four seasons.
Italian champions Juventus reached the final on Tuesday night with a comprehensive 4-1 aggregate win over this season’s surprise package Monaco.
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With only two points in their last seven games, the position of manager Stefano Pioli had become untenable and on Tuesday, Inter announced that Pioli had been fired, with three games left in the season.
The club wrote in the statement,
“Inter Milan announces that it has parted ways with coach Stefano Pioli and his technical staff.
“Inter thanks Stefano and his team for their dedication and hard work at the club over the last six months in what has proven to be a difficult season.”
“The club will begin planning now for the next season.”
Massimiliano Allegri believes Juventus have the required quality to win the Champions League after swatting aside Monaco 4-1 to reach the final.
Goals from Mario Mandzukic and the star of the tie Dani Alves were enough to see off the Ligue 1 leaders 2-1 at Juventus Stadium, backing up their win in the principality last week.
Captain Gianluigi Buffon said post-match that reaching the final would mean nothing without victory in Cardiff and Allegri too espoused the importance of seeing out a first treble by an Italian side since Jose Mourinho’s Inter after being denied by Barca in 2015.
Italian football has been hit by another race storm after on-loan Juventus defender Mehdi Benatia was called a ‘s***** Moroccan’ live on television.
The centre back was giving an interview to Italian broadcasters Rai after Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Torino before he heard a technician’s voice in his earpiece asking:
‘What are you saying, s***** Moroccan?’
The insult was not broadcast but Benatia stopped mid-sentence and asked:
‘Who said that in the background? I heard someone talking in the background. Who said that? I heard an insult.’
Inter coach Stefano Pioli says he sees “good things in the future” for the club and insisted he will not stand down after a 1-0 defeat at Genoa hampered the Nerazzurri’s chances of a top-six finish in Serie A.
Former Inter forward Goran Pandev scored a 70th-minute winner to help Genoa earn a crucial three points in their battle against relegation, while Pioli’s men have three games left to end their dismal run of form and push for sixth place, which would bring with it Europa League qualification.
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