Italian giants set for unusual looking defence
Following their surprise signing of USA international Oguchi Onyewu, AC Milan are now being linked with a transfer that would see young Chelsea defender Michael Mancienne join him at the San Siro. Highly-rated Mancienne is being touted as a possible makeweight in Carlo Ancelotti’s plans to bring Andrea Pirlo to Stamford Bridge.
That would open up the slightly bizarre scenario of one of the biggest clubs in traditionally defensively proud Italy fielding an English-speaking central defensive partnership.
Alternatively, this could be a load of rubbish. Would Chelsea really part with their best young defender in return for yet another 30-something midfielder?