Filippo Inzaghi has already held his first training sessions as coach of AC Milan, and he is serious.
The 40-year-old has reportedly ordered his players to keep a strict diet, and he wants to bring the spirit of the real Rossoneri back to life.
“I will always forgive a technical error but will never forgive the wrong attitude,” he told reporters (h/t Football Italia). “A Milan player cannot get it wrong off the field.”
Of course, Milan first have to get the right players if they want to challenge, but their budget does not appear any bigger.
The club completed the transfer of centre-back Adil Rami from Valencia for €4.25 million, but even Rami had to pitch in. Milan were not going to spend that much on the player, even though the agreed buyout clause was €7 million.
“We improved our offer to Valencia,” Milan CEO Adriano Galliani told La Gazzetta dello Sport (h/t Sky Sports). “The difference was covered by Rami to close the deal. He deserves a lot of credit for that.”
It makes no sense.
Milan were happy to spend €11 million on Alessandro Matri last year, who they've since had trouble offloading and is now at Genoa on loan, but they weren't willing to meet Valencia's price.
In other news, Valter Birsa is out on loan, Urby Emanuelson has made a permanent switch to Roma, and Michael Essien appears likely to leave.
There are still some moves to be made. Here are the latest rumblings.