AC Milan sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli says the club will not make any January signings despite being in the bottom half of the Serie A table.
The Rossoneri have won one of their last four Serie A matches, a narrow home success against Crotone last time out, despite heavy investment in the squad.
Mirabelli brought in a host of players, including Portugal striker Andre Silva and Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci, in the off-season.
But even though Milan are well off the pace in Serie A and unlikely to reach their goal of Champions League qualification – sitting 12 points outside the top four – coach Gennaro Gattuso will have to work with the team he has for now.
Torino coach Sinisa Mihajlovic has been fired, a day after his team was eliminated from the Italian Cup with a derby defeat to Juventus.
Torino announced the decision on its website on Thursday, thanking Mihajlovic for his ‘dedication and passion shown in these 18 months’ with the club.
Walter Mazzarri, the former Napoli, Inter Milan and Watford coach, is reportedly the leading candidate to replace Mihajlovic.
Torino has won just one of its last eight Serie A matches and is 10th in the 20-team league. Ten draws in 19 matches played a role in Mihajlovic’s downfall.
Gianluigi Buffon has told Gianluigi Donnarumma he will not be making a mistake if the teenager chooses to swap AC Milan for Juventus.
Goalkeeping great Buffon is expected to retire at the end of the campaign and Donnarumma is widely viewed as his heir in the Italy national team.
The 18-year-old was embroiled in a contract saga at San Siro during the close season and eventually penning extended terms has not entirely mended relations with a section of the Milan support, who have jeered Donnarumma this term.
His future continues to be the source of speculation, with LaLiga giants Barcelona and Real Madrid reportedly holding an interest.
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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has cooled talk of a January move for Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini.
Chiellini was a key player for Conte when he won three Serie A titles as Juve boss between 2011 and 2014 but the pair will not be reunited at Stamford Bridge.
Conte is full of respect for Chiellini — who won 96 Italy caps before retiring this year — but accepts that the 33-year-old intends to finish his career with the club he joined way back in 2005.
‘No, no – I must be honest,’ Conte told reporters at a press conference on Tuesday.
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Inter’s Scudetto dreams all all but over after a 0-0 draw against Lazio at San Siro on Saturday. A fourth successive Serie A match without a win has seen the gap to leaders Napoli grown to seven points.
The only person who seemed happy with the performance on Saturday was Inter boss Luciano Spalletti, who insisted afterwards that he is happy with what has team has produced so far this season, including Saturday’s goalless effort.
“Today, we approached the match in the right way with strength, conviction and the correct mentality” said Spalletti.
Paulo Dybala scored two goals in his return to the starting XI as Juventus were made to fight for a 3-1 win over Verona on Saturday.
Blaise Matuidi put home a rebound after Gonzalo Higuain struck the post to put Juventus ahead in the sixth minute, though the hosts struck back when Martin Caceres delivered a blast from distance to equalise against his former club.
But Dybala, who was making his first Serie A start since Dec. 1, proved to be the distance as he turned in Stephan Lichtsteiner’s pass in the 72nd minute before adding a second goal five minutes later.
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Benevento recorded its first-ever Serie A victory with a 1-0 win over Chievo Verona on Saturday in the final match of the first half of the season.
Massimo Coda scored in the 64th minute, flicking Marco D’Alessandro’s chipped pass beyond Chievo goalkeeper Stefano Sorrentino.
Benevento had the worst-ever start to a season in modern history among Europe’s five major leagues.
It lost its first 14 matches before drawing 2-2 against AC Milan at the beginning of the month thanks to goalkeeper Alberto Brignoli’s stoppage-time equaliser.
The previous worst start was Manchester United’s streak of 12 defeats to open the 1930 season.
Three consecutive defeats has Inter Milan fans worried that we are in the midst of another Nerazzurri mid-season collapse.
Top of Serie A and unbeaten until only two weeks ago, Inter have dropped to third place and find themselves five points adrift of leaders Napoli after losing to mid-table sides Udinese and Sassuolo in their past two league games.
More worrying is that since putting five goals past Chievo at the start of the month, Inter have managed only one goal in their past five games in all competitions.
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