Tribal Football - Football News, Soccer News, Transfers & Rumours Latest Articles for Empoli https://www.tribalfootball.com/clubs/empoli Thu, 21 Nov 2019 20:46:52 +1100 http://www.tribalfootball.com/images/tribal-logo-rss.png Tribal Football http://www.tribalfootball.com <![CDATA[Bournemouth boss Howe: Visiting Sarri at Empoli great for me]]> <p>Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe admits he's reluctant to host interested coaches.</p><p>The 41-year-old is wary of letting any secrets slip and so needs convincing to open his doors.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/bournemouth-boss-howe-visiting-sarri-at-empoli-great-for-me-4298476?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BEmpoli'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe admits he's reluctant to host interested coaches.

The 41-year-old is wary of letting any secrets slip and so needs convincing to open his doors.

He explained to The Sun: I go to clubs on foreign soil because there is no direct competition, you're not going to be stealing ideas that you're going to be using against them.

The difficulty with opening my doors to someone in England is that could happen.

If someone has a real thirst to learn specifically off me, so they've watched the team and want to know something about how Bournemouth do it, then that's OK.

But just a generic 'I want to come' isn't enough.

When I went to watch Maurizio Sarri, it was because I was enthralled by his style of play and what he'd delivered.

Empoli was a small team with a lot of links to Bournemouth. I learnt so much from that trip.

Hopefully he saw there was a direct link to what I was looking for.

I had a really good relationship with him. I loved his playing philosophy and how he trained players. I really liked him so it was a big miss for me that he went back to Italy."

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<![CDATA[Ismael Bennacer: I joined AC Milan for Giampaolo]]> <p>Ismael Bennacer is delighted with his move to AC Milan.</p><p>The former Empoli midfielder admits the presence of coach Marco Giampaolo was key to his choice.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/ismael-bennacer-i-joined-ac-milan-for-giampaolo-4293589?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BEmpoli'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Ismael Bennacer is delighted with his move to AC Milan.

The former Empoli midfielder admits the presence of coach Marco Giampaolo was key to his choice.

He explained: "He asked me to come, and this is already so much for me.

"It is the most important thing, I want to give my best because I know my qualities. He asked me to come because he likes me in his game.

"I'm good for his playing system."

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<![CDATA[Ismael Bennacer 'very happy' with AC Milan move]]> <p>Ismael Bennacer is delighted with his move to AC Milan.</p><p>The former Empoli attacker made the switch to the Rossonero over the weekend.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/ismael-bennacer-very-happy-with-ac-milan-move-4291752?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BEmpoli'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Ismael Bennacer is delighted with his move to AC Milan.

The former Empoli attacker made the switch to the Rossonero over the weekend.

I'm very happy to be here and to be part of this glorious club," the 21-year-old told Milan TV.

I don't know what to say, except that I'm enthusiastic and honoured to be here.

Milan are one of the most glorious clubs in the world for their history. When Milan call, you can't say 'no'. You just have to go there!

I didn't expect all this success because three years ago I wasn't playing for my national team.

I remained patient, trained a lot and now everything is beautiful. I'm very happy. To the fans I say, 'Forza Milan, we're a great team!'

I'll give my all, I can't wait to get started and I'll make sure I'm 2,000 percent ready!"

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<![CDATA[Arsenal clear way for Ismael Bennacer to make AC Milan move]]> <p>Arsenal have cleared the way for Ismael Bennacer to move to AC Milan.</p><p>The Empoli midfielder is joining Milan, though the deal needed to be cleared by former club Arsenal.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/arsenal-clear-way-for-ismael-bennacer-to-make-ac-milan-move-4289057?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BEmpoli'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Arsenal have cleared the way for Ismael Bennacer to move to AC Milan.

The Empoli midfielder is joining Milan, though the deal needed to be cleared by former club Arsenal.

The Gunners had first refusal on Bennacer, with a deadline of seven days after the first offer, and they've allowed it to pass.

Milan will now sign the midfielder for a fee of 16m.

The Rossonero have burned off competition from Borussia Dortmund to sign Bennacer.

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<![CDATA[Arsenal hold key to Bennacer move to AC Milan]]> <p>Arsenal hold the key to Ismael Bennacer's move to AC Milan.</p><p>Empoli are prepared to sell the midfielder to Milan for a fee of 16m plus a further 1m in bonuses.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/arsenal-hold-key-to-bennacer-move-to-ac-milan-4288712?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BEmpoli'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Arsenal hold the key to Ismael Bennacer's move to AC Milan.

Empoli are prepared to sell the midfielder to Milan for a fee of 16m plus a further 1m in bonuses.

However, Sky Sport Italia says the final word is down to Arsenal.

The Gunners have a clause in the contract when they sold him to Empoli for 1m in 2017.

The option gives Arsenal the right of first refusal once Bennacer is sold, so if they match the Milan offer, then the Premier League side will have the priority.

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<![CDATA[Empoli president Corsi admits Bennacer on his way to AC Milan]]> <p>Empoli president Fabrizio Corsi admits Ismael Bennacer is on his way to AC Milan.</p><p>Corsi expects a deal to soon be settled.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/empoli-president-corsi-admits-bennacer-on-his-way-to-ac-milan-4288360?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BEmpoli'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Empoli president Fabrizio Corsi admits Ismael Bennacer is on his way to AC Milan.

Corsi expects a deal to soon be settled.

"Something's still missing between his representatives and Milan, but I don't think it's anything big," he told Calciomercato.com.

They're discussing the final details and I hope everything can be resolved in 24-48 hours.

For Bennacer, it's a great opportunity and he'd be foolish not to take it."

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<![CDATA[DONE DEAL: AC Milan sign Empoli midfielder Rade Krunic]]> <p>AC Milan have signed midfielder Rade Krunic from Empoli.</p><p>Milan have paid 8m plus bonuses for the 25-year-old Bosnia-Herzegovina midfielder.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/done-deal-ac-milan-sign-empoli-midfielder-rade-krunic-4288091?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BEmpoli'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> AC Milan have signed midfielder Rade Krunic from Empoli.

Milan have paid 8m plus bonuses for the 25-year-old Bosnia-Herzegovina midfielder.

He scored five goals and provided six assists in 33 Serie A appearances.

Krunic had been at the Stadio Castellani since 2015, with another previous spell in Italy with Hellas Verona.

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<![CDATA[Ex-Empoli coach Iachini: Bennacer will be incredible for AC Milan]]> <p>Former Empoli coach Giuseppe Iachini is convinced by the quality of Ismael Bennacer.</p><p>The midfielder is being linked with AC Milan.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/ex-empoli-coach-iachini-bennacer-will-be-incredible-for-ac-milan-4287847?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BEmpoli'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Former Empoli coach Giuseppe Iachini is convinced by the quality of Ismael Bennacer.

The midfielder is being linked with AC Milan.

Iachini told MilanNews.it: "Bennacer? I had the pleasure to use him right in front of our back-line, he played in a similar role to Sensi with Sassuolo. Bennacer did great, he improved so much and he still can improve a lot. Milan? Well I think that Milan made an incredible move to acquire him.

"Bennacer like Pirlo? Well Pirlo started in a more offensive role but he then exploded once he was used in front of the back-line. Bennacer was also an offensive player but he really developed when we played him deeper in our formation similar to Pirlo or Verratti."

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<![CDATA[Arsenal due cash windfall from Bennacer sale]]> <p>Arsenal are due a cash windfall from Empoli midfielder Ismael Bennacer's pending move to AC Milan.</p><p><a href="https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/9442640/arsenal-transfer-budget-boost-ismael-bennacer-14m-ac-milan/">The Sun</a> says the Gunners are set to receive an unlikely transfer budget boost when their former midfielder Bennacer seals a 14million switch to AC Milan.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/arsenal-due-cash-windfall-from-bennacer-sale-4287681?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BEmpoli'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Arsenal are due a cash windfall from Empoli midfielder Ismael Bennacer's pending move to AC Milan.

The Sun says the Gunners are set to receive an unlikely transfer budget boost when their former midfielder Bennacer seals a 14million switch to AC Milan.

Gunners boss Unai Emery was handed just 40m to improve his squad after failing to qualify for the Champions League.

Milan are nearing the signing of Bennacer, who spent two years in North London before moving to Italian side Empoli.

As part of that deal, Arsenal inserted both a buy-back option as well as a reported 30 per cent sell-on clause for any future transfer.

Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio has now revealed Empoli are close to selling Bennacer to their league rivals for 14m plus add-ons.

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<![CDATA[Empoli president Corsi: I almost sold Bennacer to Napoli]]> <p>Empoli president Fabrizio Corsi admits Napol have tried to sign Ismael Bennacer.</p><p>The midfielder is expected to leave Empoli following their relegation.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/empoli-president-corsi-i-almost-sold-bennacer-to-napoli-4285516?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BEmpoli'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Empoli president Fabrizio Corsi admits Napol have tried to sign Ismael Bennacer.

The midfielder is expected to leave Empoli following their relegation.

Corsi revealed, Bennacer is wanted by so many teams, now he's at the Africa Cup of Nations and he's not even picking up the phone!

The player was almost sold to Napoli a month and a half ago, but I didn't close the deal.

"I took my time because it didn't seem right to me."

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