Pellegrini shows interest in Serie A; Vilhena in Milano?

By Oliver Fisher -

Manchester city manager Manuel Pellegrini refused to rule out being AC Milan manager, while Tonny Vilhena may have been spotted in Milan.

When asked about the Rossoneri vacancy that may be available next season, the former Valencia coach remained coy about the links but did admit Italy as a desirable location.

“Serie A is where all coaches have ambitions of going,” he told Mediaset ahead of City’s Champions League semifinal return against Real Madrid on Wednesday night.

The Chilean has been in charge of City for over 160 matches, and averages over two points per game, with 70 wins in his 112 Premier League matches.

Pellegrini in the Milan dugout next season? | Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Pellegrini in the Milan dugout next season? | Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

“But that’s not something I’m thinking of right now.

“Right now, the only reason I want to go to Milan is to play the final of the Champions League and win it. Only after then will we found out what my future holds.”

Meanwhile, Tonny Vilhena may have been spotted in Milan.

A tweet from @ilss93 appeared to show Vilhena ready to travel. The contents of the tweet translates as follows:

“Tonight, spotted at Milan Malpensa airport on our flight back Netherlands. Our Tonny to AC anyway?”

Corriere dello Sport reported earlier today that Milan had struck an agreement with the 21-year-old Netherlands international.

Vilhena’s contract expires at the end of the season and his departure is imminent as there appears little to no chance of an extension.

The Feyenoord youth product has been a virtual ever-present for the Dutch side this year, playing 26 Eredivisie games scoring five goals.

With Milan seemingly firmly in the market for midfielders after links to Mateo Kovacic and Lucas Biglia, it would be no surprise if there was genuine interest from the Rossoneri.

Perhaps we can be so excited as to expect an announcement soon?

Tags AC Milan Manuel Pellegrini Milan Rossoneri Serie A Tonny Vilhena