AC Milan sign midfielders Montolivo and Traore


Thu, 17 May 20:55:00 2012

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AC Milan have strengthened their midfield with the signing of Italy's Riccardo Montolivo and Mali's Bakaye Traore who were both free agents, the Serie A runners-up said on Thursday.

Montolivo, 27, spent seven years at Fiorentina, where he was club captain, scoring 17 goals in 230 appearances, while 27-year-old Traore, who has joined from AS Nancy, scored 11 goals in 72 games in all competitions for the French Ligue 1 side.

Montolivo has signed a four-year deal, while Traore has joined on a three-year contract.

Milan are rebuilding having last week said goodbye to seasoned campaigners Gennaro Gattuso, Filippo Inzaghi, Gianluca Zambrotta, Alessandro Nesta and Mark van Bommel.

Midfielder Clarence Seedorf has also been linked in the Italian media with a move to Brazilian side Botafogo.

Milan added on their website ( that Massimo Ambrosini, who signed a one-year contract extension on Wednesday, will keep the captain's armband next season.


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  1. Thats actually two good signings.. dont care what­ anyone says.. milan seem to be slowly but surely­ getting there, to not only dominate seri A but compete­ strongly in europe as well. Always admired the way Seri­ A teams quietly analyse and get brilliant players who­ everyone else is doubting.. for example how good a­ signing was Pirlo for Juventus? In my opinion.. best­ player last season in Italian football.

    From Sean V, on Wed 23 May 13:02
  2. pato needs to go oe to recover his form, otherwise­ milan is in trouble

    From silvio, on Fri 18 May 0:07
  3. How broke is AC Milan.........

    From Adam Gray, on Thu 17 May 23:23
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