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Rossoneri Round-up for 18 June: Mirabelli throws cold water on hot rumors for Morata

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So, apparently we all need to cool it with those crazy rumors. Well according to Massimilian Mirabelli we do.

Milan’s Sporting Director threw some cold water on some of the “hotter” recent transfer links, weeks after promising that big names would be headed to the club. You’ll remember that back in May, Mirabelli said that Milan was in talks for a “high-profile” striker.

When asked about such names as Alvaro Morata, Marouane Fellaini, and Dani Ceballos, Mirabelli said:

Making names now is superfluous and feels like taking our fans for a ride. We have to wait for the UEFA parameters, then we’ll know what we can do for a transfer strategy that isn’t going mad, but adjusting the existing squad.

We also have Andrea Conti back from injury and he’ll be the first reinforcement.

They are all fine players, but we have fine players already. We must be careful not to make false promises or take anyone for a ride. Let’s relax.

It’s a bit rich for Mirabelli to say NOW that fans shouldn’t be taken for a ride after basically promising fans that a big name was all set to be signed. But whatever, I guess when UEFA call shenanigans on the owner’s business plan, things change, eh?

On to the links.

AC Milan and Italian Football Links

North Korea’s dictator Kim Jong Un is reportedly a fan of Inter Milan. Make your own jokes here, people. [Football-Italia.net]

AS Roma will also compete in the women’s Serie A next season. [Chiesa di Totti]

After a promotion playoff final that had some, um, controversy, Palermo coach Roberto Stellone accused Frosinone of wanting a “brawl.” [Football-Italia.net]

World Football Links

The ground literally shook when Mexico scored against Germany. [FMF State of Mind]

Switzerland held Brazil to a 1-1 draw. [BBC.com]

Club Leon and Landon Donovan are parting ways after a disappointing return to football for the former United States captain. [ESPN.com]

Serbia beat Costa Rica after a wonderful Aleksander Kolarov free kick. [ESPN.com]

Reports about Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford being a target for Bayern Munich have left the new Sunderland brass upset that the last set of owners failed to secure a sell-on clause. [Roker Report]