AC Milan coach Vincenzo Montella has called on the crowd to play their part when Juventus visit San Siro in Serie A on Saturday. Milan's last league victory over Juve came back in November 2012, when a Robinho penalty sealed a 1-0 win in front of a packed stadium. Although Montella feels next Tuesday's trip to Genoa will give a better indication of his side's progress, he is keen for another full house on Saturday to help Milan earn a positive result.
Juventus have already made a deal to sign Manchester United transfer target Rodrigo Bentancur, according to Boca Juniors president Daniel Angelici. Meanwhile, Swedish prospect Alexander Isak is reportedly being eyed by the Red Devils, Bianconeri, Chelsea, Arsenal and Real Madrid. Speaking to TyC Sports (h/t The Independent's Jack Austin), Angelici confirmed United, Real and AC Milan all tried to sign Bentancur, but Juventus used the clause they obtained in the sale of Carlos Tevez to move ahead of all those clubs: It is already signed. When I was in Switzerland recently Juventus informed me that that they were going to activate the option so I will travel to Turin soon in order to complete the
Juventus defender Medhi Benatia has explained why he believes Pep Guardiola does not communicate well with his players. The Morocco international joined Guardiola's Bayern Munich from Roma in 2014 and won two Bundesliga titles and the DFB-Pokal before moving to Juve on loan in August. Benatia revealed Guardiola and Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri place similar tactical demands on their players, but he claims that the Manchester City manager is more distant with his squad as a result of some negative experiences during his resoundingly successful four-year spell in charge of Barcelona.