AC Milan fans to protest against running of club at next home game

AC Milan fans are planning further protests prior to and during Wednesday night's clash against Genoa with their club continuing to deliver their worst season since 1997-98.

Milan sit in 10th place in the Serie A table with six games of the campaign remaining following a 2-1 loss at Udinese on Saturday.

That defeat prompted coach Filippo Inzaghi to order his team to take part in a training camp, but the players can expect worse when they meet their frustrated fans at the San Siro on Wednesday.

"Wednesday night for Milan-Genoa, we'd like to ask you to enter the stadium before 20:00 so we can launch another initiative of protest," read a statement on the website of the fans who occupy the San Siro's Curva Sud.

It is the third home game in a row in which the Curva Sud fans plan to protest against the running of the club. General manager Adriano Galliani and club president Silvio Berlusconi have been targeted by previous protests, while it may now be the turn of Inzaghi and his players to bear the brunt of their anger.

Not only are Milan likely to miss out on a place in Europe for the second year running, they also risk finishing lower than the 10th-place finish in 1998, when the club at least reached the Coppa Italia final. In 1997, Milan finished 11th -- their worst position in the near 30-year era of Berlusconi's ownership.

That ownership appears to be drawing to a close following the arrival of Thai businessman Bee Taechaubol in Milan on Sunday. Taechaubol is reported to have already agreed on a price with Berlusconi for the club.

Elsewhere, the owners of the area of land upon which Milan intend to build a new stadium have chosen their project as their preferred bidder for the area's redevelopment.

"AC Milan are satisfied with the Fondazione Fiera's consideration of our project and are open to any of the further examinations Fondazione Fiera will like to ask before making their final decision because AC Milan are convinced about the quality and uniqueness of their proposal and of the importance it has for the city of Milan," read a statement on the club's official website.

"As stated when presenting the offer, Milan are aiming at [building] a sustainable stadium, easily accessible by public transport, non-invasive on the urban landscape and which can offer the city educational, recreational and social services seven days a week.

"Ours is a cultural challenge. Just as is the case abroad, the construction of a stadium in the city should boost the development of the area in which it is located. Finally, it contributes to creating a more responsible fans' experience, guaranteeing more security inside and outside the stadium."