Regarding his conditional AC Milan interest, I should add that there is one other condition. See, the Rossoneri would almost certainly only want Landon Donovan if they could get him before the summer window closes. Quite simply, this is because CSKA Moscow star Keisuke Honda will be arriving in January.
Now, I'm sure the fretful out there will wish to protest, saying "Hey! Wait a minute! I don't want Donovan going to Milan if they just want to use him as a four-month stopgap!" - but keep it together instead. A move there, if it came to pass, is not certain to end in him going stale during the months leading up to World Cup. It's not that simple. Injuries happen, especially when a team makes deep cup runs as the San Siro giants are wont to do. And players who perform during their playing time, continue to play, which is kinda how it works most everywhere. Ask David Beckham.
In any event, there is still no assurance that this interest will eventually produce a transfer offer. Milan were forced to settle for a 1-1 share away to Champions League playoff round foe PSV Eindhoven tonight, so they have it all to do in the home return. It's just another variable to consider. Shoulda mentioned it earlier, but I was in a busy hurry at the time.
- Greg Seltzer