Tuttosport: Napoli vs. Milan is De Laurentiis vs. Elliott – the similarities and differences

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan’s crucial clash against Napoli tomorrow night pits two excellent squads against each other and two owners with some similarities and differences.

Today’s edition of Tuttosport (via PianetaMilan) takes a look at the differences first, remarking how Gordon Singer of Elliott Management has not been seen at San Siro very much and his statements about the Rossoneri can be counted on the fingers of one hand.

The approach of Aurelio De Laurentiis is quite different as the well-known film producer is almost always present at the Stadio Diego Maradona for Napoli home matches, his statements about Napoli are frequent and he speaks to the head coach often.

There are also some converging elements too, starting with an uncompromising stance regarding players who want huge pay rises. Milan were not willing to go above an internal limit to keep Gianluigi Donnarumma, Hakan Calhanoglu (and soon Franck Kessie) while De Laurentiis adopted the same policy with Lorenzo Insigne.

Napoli have their budgets in order, Milan are working incessantly in this direction too. Finally, both clubs have complicated relations with their respective councils over the issue of building a new stadium.

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