Milan have rubbished new links with Mario Balotelli by insisting they are only hoping to sign Real Madrid’s Kaka this month.
The Gazzetta dello Sport suggested that both players were immediate targets, but club Vice-President Adriano Galliani has looked to explain the truth.
“There is just one negotiation taking place and that is for Kaka,” he stated on Friday morning. “The numbers are difficult for him but we will give it a go.
“All three parties have to work well and the desire is there. Kaka wants to come, we want to sign him and Real want to sell – but we all have problems when it comes to balancing the books.
“A loan deal? We’ll see. There is a wages wall in Italy that you can’t get over now – we’ll have to find an imaginative solution.”
Kaka spent six glorious years at Milan before he was sold to the Spanish giants in 2009 for close to €70m.
“Our love for Kaka has never ended, it was never interrupted,” Galliani added. “We were forced to sell him because of the figures involved.”
The official also rejected reports that a loan request had been made to Manchester City for Balotelli, while he dismissed the possibility that Real boss Jose Mourinho could arrive during the summer.
“There are no talks with Manchester City for Balotelli. He’s impossible. We asked, but we ran away after hearing their asking price. Mourinho? Fantasy.”