This would be more impressive news if it was certain that Mirabelli was going to be around next season and if the strikers he signed last season had worked out like they were supposed to.
It’s reported #ACMilan sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli is planning to sign a striker who will “bring the house down”. https://t.co/xh2RTVornC pic.twitter.com/kwTmNM1G9t— footballitalia (@footballitalia) May 3, 2018
I’m not sure about this report, as the source is from unnamed “friends” of Mirabelli. Of course, if he’s feel pressure in his job, no better way to create chaos then to leak that you’re on the verge of signing some big striker, right?
On to the links.
AC Milan and Italian Football Links
A look at the Milan “lab” that extended the career of many a player. [These Football Times]
Lazio midfielder Ravel Morrison, who is on-loan at Atlas in Liga MX, might stay in Mexico. [ESPN.com]
Maurizio Zamparini reportedly puts Palermo up for sale. [Football-Italia.net]
World Football Links
The Liguilla (playoffs) has started in Mexcio’s Liga MX. Pumas UNAM, who got into the Liguilla on the last day by one goal, got beat 4-1 at home to their Mexico City rivals Club América. [FMF State of Mind]
In one of the other quarterfinals, Monterrey traveled to Tijuana and drew 1-1 with Xolos. [FMF State of Mind]
Atlético Madrid beat Arsenal 1-0 to advance to the Europa League finals behind a goal from Diego Costa. [Into The Calderon]
RB Salzburg’s run in the Europa League is over after losing 4-3 on aggregate to Marseille. [BBC.com]
An interesting look as to how MLS club Portland Timbers identify and pursue transfer targets. [Stumptown Footy]