Tuesday Kickoff: Milan lands Boateng, Milner off to City and more

Tuesday Kickoff: Milan lands Boateng, Milner off to City and more

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Tuesday Kickoff: Milan lands Boateng, Milner off to City and more


Kevin Prince Boateng (ISIphotos.com)

AC Milan's move toward youth has led the Italian club to add a player American fans are very familiar with.

Ghanaian midfielder Kevin Prince Boateng is heading to AC Milan on loan, after Genoa bought out his rights from English club Portsmouth. Genoa is expected to turn around and loan the 23-year-old midfielder to Milan.

Born in Germany, Boateng chose to play for Ghana and helped the Black Stars reach the World Cup quarterfinals. He should help provide some energy and bite to an aging Milan midfield.

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James Milner scored a goal in Aston VIlla's season-opening win against West Ham, but that looks to be his final contribution for the Villans.

Milner's long-awaited move to Manchester City has been finalized (pending Milner's physical), with the England World Cup winger heading to Manchester City in exchange for £ 16 million in cash and midfielder Stephen Ireland.

It is believed that the Milner to City move was at least part of the reason for Martin O'Neill's decision to step down as Aston Villa manager.


When Craig Bellamy had his latest clash with Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini he was expected to be dumped as soon as City could find a suitable destination. Few could have imagined that destination being a League Championship club.

Bellamy is heading to Cardiff City on a season-long loan, where he will try to help his hometown team reach the Premier League.

A number of Premier League clubs were interested in Bellamy, but Manchester City had no interest in sending the enigmatic striker to a rival, particularly not when Manchester City is still hunting for its first Top Four finish under its big-spending owners.


Jermaine Jones started in Schalke's DFB Pokal victory on Tuesday. Schalke joined Bayern Munich among top clubs to advance.

Manchester United opened its Premier League campaign with a 3-0 win vs. Newcastle.

Real Madrid's move for Mesut Ozil has been completed.

Oft-injured AC Milan defender Alessandro Nesta has undergone hand surgery, but is expected to be ready for Milan's season opener.


What do you think of these developments? Think Boateng can succeed at Milan? Did Villa got the better of the Milner deal? Can you see Bellamy helping Cardiff reach the Premier League?

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