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Rossoneri Round-up for 7 December: Gazidis says nice things, but the proof will come on the pitch

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New Milan CEO Ivan Gazidis posted a message to Milan fans all over the world on the club’s official Twitter account.

Gazidis’ message said:

It’s a great honour to have been chosen to lead AC Milan into a new era as its chief executive.

I’d like to assure the club’s millions of fans all over the world that I will work with my heart and soul to do the very best job that I can.

To achieve what we all want for this great football club, the hard work starts now. It will require teamwork both on and off the pitch.

I’m extremely excited about the opportunities ahead, and although the journey will be challenging I’m confident we can bring AC Milan back to where it belongs.

Forza Milan.

Does it really matter what he said? I mean, words were written down and it all sounds very nice, but unless the team makes progress on the pitch in the next year or so, words are pretty much meaningless.

Milan fans demand that the club be competing for titles and trophies, not hoping to get into fourth place. If Gazidis can help deliver a Milan team that can compete, then he’ll be a hero. If not? Then he’s no better than Fassone.

On to the links.

AC Milan and Italian Football Links

Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas is (once again) linked with a move to Milan. [AC Milan Offside]

Ivan Juric has been sacked by Genoa and replaced by Cesare Prandelli. [Football-Italia.net]

Juventus have reported reopened contract talks with Alex Sandro. [Black & White & Read All Over]

World Football Links

Javi Martinez might be departing Bayern Munich in the summer. [Bavarian Football Works]

Recap of the LigaMX Femenil semifinals. [FMF State of Mind]

Mice have been found in the Crystal Palace training ground kitchen. [BBC.com]

MLS newcomers FC Cincinnati are reportedly targeting Philadelphia Union players CJ Sapong and David Accam. [Brotherly Game]

West Ham United striker Marko Arnautovic has been ruled out for a month after suffering an injury against Cardiff City. [BBC.com]