Monday Kickoff: Milan could leave San Siro; Moyes calls Fulham draw "a new low"; and more

Monday Kickoff: Milan could leave San Siro; Moyes calls Fulham draw "a new low"; and more

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Monday Kickoff: Milan could leave San Siro; Moyes calls Fulham draw "a new low"; and more

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By DAN KARELL

AC Milan could be leaving their long-time home before the end of the decade.

Milan have called the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza home since 1926 and have shared it with intra-city rivals Inter Milan since 1947, but their stay at the San Siro looks to be coming to a close, according to reports in Italy. Milan, under the leadership of Barbara Berluscona, are looking into building a new stadium on the site of “Expo 2015,” reportedly about 3.5 miles from the San Siro.

The new stadium could begin construction in 2015 with an expected move-in date ahead of the 2017 Serie A season. Milan have until March to submit an official proposal for a stadium.

Arexpo, an organization set up to buy the land and supervise the development for the upcoming Expo, confirmed that Milan were interested in the land last November. Inter are expected to remain in the San Siro and help pay for it to undergo renovations to remain a state of the art arena. The stadium is scheduled to host the 2016 UEFA Champions League final.

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MOYES BEMOANS HOME DRAW WITH FULHAM

David Moyes is beginning to wear thin on the patience of Manchester United fan.

The club drew for the 13th time in 25 league matches this season thanks to a stoppage-time goal by Fulham, despite holding the majority of possession and putting in a 81 crosses into the middle.

“It’s been a bit like that this season,” Moyes told BBC Sport. “[Sunday] was as bad as it gets. We dominated.

“There was only one winner in the game, and that was Manchester United. I don’t know if we could have done an awful lot more. Maybe we could have defended a couple of times a bit better, taken a few more of the chances we made, but we completely dominated and we should have won the game.”

Up next for Man United is a key mid-week trip to the Emirates Stadium to face Arsenal, who were on the end of a 5-1 thrashing to Liverpool on Saturday and are in need of some confidence.

QUICK KICKS

The Lisbon derby between Benfica and Sporting Lisbon was postponed until Tuesday after strong winds damaged the Estadio da Luz and scattered debris across the field. (REPORT)

Brazilian National Team forward Fred could miss up to two months with a setback in his recovery from a thigh injury, potentially hurting his chances of making the World Cup squad. (REPORT)

Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti confirmed that after three months out, Raphael Varane will start against Atletico Madrid in the Copa Del Rey. (REPORT)

West Ham United have agreed to sell the Boleyn Ground, where they currently play their home matches, when the club completes their move to the Olympic Stadium in 2016. (REPORT)

A transfer bid by Barcelona for 17-year-old Dinamo Zagreb prospect Alen Halilović was rejected by the Croatian club. (REPORT)

Hamburg coach Burt Van Marwijk has been given the dreaded “vote of confidence” after a 3-0 thrashing at the hands of Hertha Berlin. (REPORT)

Shakhtar Donetsk forward Maicon died at the age of 25 after suffering fatal injuries in a car crash in Ukraine. (REPORT)

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What do you think of these reports? Do you see Milan leaving the San Siro? Think Man United has run out of luck?

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