Milan have rejected transfer speculation suggesting that Kevin Prince Boateng could move to Real Madrid in a swap with Ricky Kaka.
Stories this week have claimed that Real have been in touch for the versatile midfielder, while a return to San Siro for Kaka has also been whispered.
“Real Madrid have never asked us for Boateng,” Rossoneri Vice-President Adriano Galliani said outside of the Lega Calcio offices this morning. “These are things that are just read in the newspapers.
“Kaka? He has a salary that no Italian club could support, he can’t leave Spain because of the different tax laws.
“He has another three years on his contract at Real at expensive conditions, so it is therefore impossible for him to return to Italy.
“He could go and play in other countries, but his wages would have to be doubled if he were to be signed by a club in Serie A.
“He will not be joining Milan – I’m 100 per cent sure of that.”
Galliani added that Spanish outfit Malaga had made an enquiry about Robinho, but that no concrete offer was tabled for the Brazilian striker.
Meanwhile, it seems that Chievo stopper Francesco Acerbi is on his way to the Diavolo – that’s according to Juventus chief Andrea Agnelli.
The latter was asked about a possible bid for the centre-back, but, while pointing to Galliani, stated: “He’ll sign him…”
Acerbi, though, is part-owned with Genoa and his co-ownership has yet to be resolved.
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