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Rossoneri Round-up for 2 May: Despite Milan interest, Gasperini reportedly not available

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Despite interest from elsewhere, the CEO of Atalanta insists that Gian Piero Gasperini isn’t leaving the club, no matter who comes calling for him.

CEO Luca Percassi told Gazetta delol Sport:

I agree with what the President said: Gasperini’s staying here. He’s done an extraordinary job.

We have a lot to play for and we could end up losing everything. Behind the results there’s passion and preparation.

We took the team from Serie B and we got here by working gradually.

While Milan might be able to throw some more money at Gasperini than Atalanta can, what the club can’t offer is job security, and right now there is a better chance that Atalanta get Champions League football than Milan, and if that happens, there is no way that Gasperini leaves Bergamo.

These “links” could all just be rumors at this point, or a way for Gasperini to get a better deal. Until the end of the season, there will be a lot of chaos surrounding Gennaro Gattuso, since it appears that he’s not going to be the manager next season.

On to the links.

AC Milan and Italian Football Links

Serie A is a goddamn joke. [Viola Nation]

Brescia is back in Serie A. [Football-Italia.net]

Inter Milan was scouting players in the Champions League. [Serpents of Madonnina]

AS Roma owner James Pallotta has reportedly offered Antonio Conte a blank check. [Chiesa di Totti]

World Football Links

England will play a Euro 2020 against Kosovo qualifier at Southampton. [BBC.com]

Barcelona beat Liverpool 3-0 in the first leg of their Champions League semifinals. [Barca Blaugranes]

Five reasons Reading FC avoided relegation. [The Tilehurst End]

Former Spain and Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas, who currently plays for FC Porto, suffered a heart attack at training, but will reportedly be okay. [The Independent]