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Sunday August 26 2012
Galliani on Cassano and Kaka

Adriano Galliani replied to Antonio Cassano’s personal attacks and confirmed Kaka will only arrive “if Real Madrid change their minds” on a loan switch.

The Milan Vice-President was bitterly criticised in new Inter buy Cassano’s Press conference yesterday, suggesting he was “all mouth and no trousers” by failing to maintain promises.

“It is the first, and I hope also the last, time that a player has said these things about me,” replied Galliani ahead of today’s Serie A match with Sampdoria.

“I will only say that if I ever made a promise, then I have kept it. I never promised to extend contracts. Why would we renew a deal in 2011 that wasn’t set to expire until 2014?”

Galliani was also asked about the Kaka saga, as the 30-year-old Brazilian was again dropped from Real Madrid’s squad amid reports of a row with Jose Mourinho.

“The situation with regards to Kaka is clear. Real Madrid want to sell him on a permanent basis, we want to take him on loan. If Real Madrid change their minds then I’ll fly straight to Spain, otherwise we can’t do anything about it.

“As for the defence, we have five centre-backs and four full-backs, so we are covered.”

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