Tuesday November 27 2012
Milan – sell first, buy later

Milan official Adriano Galliani has stated that his club won’t be able to buy new players until they reduce their squad.

“We have 30, 32 players right now,” the Vice-President told RMC. “We will firstly sell and then, when the squad has been reduced, we will buy.

“We have some players who want to go, just a very few, and others who we wanted to sell but who didn’t accept new destinations because they are happy at Milan.”

The Rossoneri have had a problematic start to the season after a host of high profile sales, but the director is optimistic that the road ahead is now clearer.

“We suffered until Wednesday night,” he added. “Then the wind changed. In four days we qualified for the Champions League last 16 and then beat Serie A leaders Juventus.”

Galliani also commented on the summer sales of Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Paris Saint-Germain and Antonio Cassano to Inter.

“I suffered a lot with Ibra,” he added. “The economical situation in this country is what it is. Ibra was a luxury which we had to give up on.

“With Ibra, maybe Stephan El Shaarawy wouldn’t have been able to do what he has. I don’t have proof of that, but that is what I think.

“Cassano? He continually asked us, via text message, to sell him. He wanted to leave and he’s hammered me and Massimiliano Allegri.”

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