AC Milan Summer Transfer News: Tracking Latest Rumours, Updates

Matteo Bonetti@@TheCalcioGuyContributor IMay 20, 2013

AC Milan Summer Transfer News: Tracking Latest Rumours, Updates

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    With the Serie A season ending in dramatic fashion, Milan have booked a ticket to the Champions League once again.

    Now that they have this potent marketing tool at their disposal, the Rossoneri will try to lure several key players to help their young and talented starting XI reach new levels.

    This article will be continuously updated with all the latest from Italy in regards to credible rumors of who Milan could sign.

    Stay tuned!

Mega-Swap Between Manchester City and Milan?

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    There's been a huge rumor brewing in the headlines of Italian media outlets this week -- a possible mega-offer by the rich English club for Milan starlet Stephan El Shaarawy.

    Reports from La Gazzetta Dello Sport have been indicating all week that City is preparing a cash + Carlos Tevez deal to Milan to acquire the services of Il Faraone.

    It would be a surprising move from the Rossoneri, who have stated their desire to build a competitive side through youth, knowing that they can no longer compete financially with some of Europe's biggest spenders.

    If the idea of unearthing youngsters like El Shaarawy is to sell them before their prime, then wouldn't Milan essentially turn into a version of Udinese?

    I doubt this move would ever happen, as a revolt would ensue shortly after.

Andrea Poli to Milan?

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    According to the transfer market section on La Gazzetta, Sampdoria midfielder Andrea Poli is very close to joining Milan this summer.

    The player had already been linked to the Rossoneri in the January transfer window, and looks to be one of Adriano Galliani's first signings.

    Poli is a versatile midfield who can in a plethora of positions. He has a good work-rate while also providing offensive guile and decent tackling ability.

    Also worth noting that Cesare Prandelli called him up the Italian National team qualifiers.

Milan Decide Their Coach for Next Season

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    After months of speculation, Milan President Silvio Berlusconi decided to keep Massimiliano Allegri after a long dinner on Sunday night.

    The coach will remain at Milan despite drawing numerous skeptics this past season.

    It's a rather strange move, as the coach has been publicly undermined on numerous occasions by President Berlusconi.

Milan to Add Explosive Winger?

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    According to the transfer market section of La Gazzetta, Torino winger Alessio Cerci is first in line for Adriano Galliani's Summer tranasfer window.

    The player is co-owned by Fiorentina and Torino, and would give Milan a threat on the right side of their 4-3-3 formation, where he can cut in with his left foot as he often does in Turin.

    Cerci's downfall is his inconsistency. Just as often as he can look like Arjen Robben, he disappears for long stretches and fails to deliver.

    Keep your eyes out on this one.

Massimiliano Allegri Close to Roma

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    Roma has made Massimiliano Allegri an official offer, and will wait to hear back his response by Wednesday, according to La Gazzetta transfer window expert Carlo Laudisa.

    It would be an interesting maneuver by the Capital club to acquire the maligned Allegri, who has had his share of critics over the past two seasons.

    Milan's coaching replacement still seems to be Clarence Seedorf.

Official: Milan Sign Cristian Zapata

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    According to an official communication from the Milan website, the team has signed Cristian Zapata from Villarreal to a three-year deal.

    Zapata came on loan from the relegated Spanish side and has had an inconsistent spell with the Rossoneri. Even though he looks nervous in possession at times, the Colombian international has plenty of pace and improved as the season went on.

Clarence Seedorf to Replace Massimiliano Allegri?

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    According to the reputable Italian media site Mediaset, Silvio Berlusconi has chosen Clarence Seedorf to be the new coach of Milan.

    This would be an incredible revelation, as the ex-Milan midfielder currently playing at Botafogo in Brazil has no managerial experience.

    Seedorf however possesses many tools that are necessary for building the foundation of a great coach. He's a highly intelligent, well respected player who was beloved by fans and teammates. Not only this, but he speaks six different languages.

    More details to come when they are available.. Stay tuned.