Football: Mihajlovic to coach Milan, Pirlo eyeing U. S.

(AGI) Rome, June 3 - Wednesday rumours on the football marketclaimed AC Milan are taking concrete steps to find Inzaghi'sreplacement after Ancelotti declined the offer to take thebench. The club's chosen candidate is apparently Mihajlovic,whose spot in Sampdoria will almost certainly be filled byZenga. A final decision could be announced before the end ofthe day after a meeting between Berlusconi, Galliani, andMihajlovic. The club, in any case, seems to have steered awayfrom picking its own stars after the recent disappointingresults from Seedorf and then Inzaghi. Garcia's future withRoma, meanwhile, seems

(AGI) Rome, June 3 - Wednesday rumours on the football marketclaimed AC Milan are taking concrete steps to find Inzaghi'sreplacement after Ancelotti declined the offer to take thebench. The club's chosen candidate is apparently Mihajlovic,whose spot in Sampdoria will almost certainly be filled byZenga. A final decision could be announced before the end ofthe day after a meeting between Berlusconi, Galliani, andMihajlovic. The club, in any case, seems to have steered awayfrom picking its own stars after the recent disappointingresults from Seedorf and then Inzaghi. Garcia's future withRoma, meanwhile, seems shaky after his recent comments were notwelcomed by the club. Garcia's possible successors could beformer manager Spalletti, or even Montella, who will soon meetDella Valle to discuss staying with Fiorentina. On the same daythat a joyous Benitez was officially announced as Real Madrid'snew manager, Napoli saw Emery reject offers from both Italy andthe Premier League to leave Seville. De Laurentiis, facingChelsea's forceful bid for Higuain, must therefore resort toPlan B. But with Mihajlovic quickly fading as an option, thebets seem to be on Montella or Sarri, who will discuss hisfuture with Empoli on Thursday. Spanish media claimed that theChampions League final on Saturday might be Pirlo's last matchin a Juventus jersey, as the Italian midfielder is allegedlyeyeing New York City, which is led by former Barcelona managerFerran Soriano. Pirlo, Spanish press said, was offered a dealby the Major League Soccer club after a refusal by Xavi,Pirlo's adversary in the upcoming final, who instead chose tosign a contract with Qatar's Al Sadd. Both Inter and Juventusare reportedly gunning for Moroccan midfielder Benatia, whomBayern Munich bought from Roma last year for 26 million euros.Benatia is signed with the German club till 2019, which willalso be the end of Perin's stay between Genoa's goalposts: the1992-born goalie's contract will expire on June 30 of thatyear.. .