- Date of Birth: 8 July 1977
- Birthplace: Abbiategrasso, Abbiategrasso, Italy
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Simeone's Atletico starting to decline, Abbiati claims
Diego Simeone's cycle at Atletico Madrid is showing signs of coming to an end, according to Christian Abbiati, who spent a year at the club.
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Gianluigi Donnarumma this season has broken into AC Milan's first team as their goalkeeper of choice and there are rumours that the talented 17-year-old could be headed to Euro 2016 this summer.
Real Madrid goalkeeper Diego Lopez has reportedly rejected his much speculative move to French club Monaco, and is now being heavily linked with Italian giants AC Milan, who are keen on signing the Spaniard.
Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel has been linked with a surprise transfer to AC Milan. The Italian side are set to table a bid for the 27-year-old.
Seria A newcomers Hellas Verona produced a magnificent performance to stun AC Milan by two goals to one.
Livorno goalkeeper Marco Amelia looks set to move abroad with several Premiership and La Liga sides reportedly interested in the Italian international. Aston Villa are reportedly interested in landing the keeper.
Despite all the talk of Atletico Madrid's dirty tactics prior to their visit to the Vicente Calderon, Bolton qualified for the next round of the UEFA Cup thanks to a superb 0-0 draw in Spain.
Christian Abbiati has admitted that he would like to extend his stay at Atletico Madrid to a long-term deal. The player is currently on loan from Milan for the season in Spain, but because the goalkeeper is so happy he would like to make the deal a permanent one.
Barcelona have won 7 out of their 9 matches this year, drawing the other two, but Frank Rijkaard still sees room for improvement in his side. Barca beat Atletico 3-0 yesterday, and moved up to second.
Talk before the match was primarily focused on the battle between the two young Argentinian superstars of Barcelona and Atletico Madrid: Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero. There was one clear winner as Messi helped Barcelona romp to a 3-0 victory to put the Catalan side into second spot in La Liga.