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Milan Ultras Launch Aggressive Protests At Milanello

Milan's first day back from the summer holidays has got off to the worst possible start as hundreds of angry Ultras caused trouble outside the club's training ground during today's lunch-hour.

Bottles, various objects and flares were hurled towards the club buildings as journalists from Sky Sport Italia ran for cover. Fans continued to launch heavy insults towards the club's directors, unhappy that the pre-season, which begins later today, kicks-off with no new striker or signings following the departure of Kaka to Real Madrid.

The Ultras aimed their anger towards the club's owner, Silvio Berlusconi, and vice-president Adriano Galliani. They are clearly angered by Berlusconi's comments in today's edition of La Gazzetta Dello Sport where the chief claims the club are stronger than Inter.

"Anyone who tries to stop us will end up in hospital," chanted the fans outside the club, according to Sky Sport Italia.

Police soon arrived at the scene and restored some order, but the Ultras are in no mood for conciliation. The protests have been toned down somewhat following the police presence, but the fans are demanding answers.

Leonardo and Galliani are expected to give a press conference later today.

Salvatore Landolina,